Johnson Retains His Title With Birdie on Final Hole

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — After a long, hard slog around Pebble Beach on Sunday, five and a half hours of taking the lead and giving it away in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, it all came down to whether one of the longest hitters in golf could win with his short game.

That gave Dustin Johnson, 25, who has made booming drives his calling card, the opportunity to show once and for all that his repertory includes more than bombs off the tee.

After starting the day tied for the lead with Paul Goydos, Johnson was the last man on the golf course who could prevent a sudden-death playoff. He and Goydos had traded the lead three times, the last when Goydos gave it up for good with a quadruple bogey at the par-5 14th hole on his way to a closing 78 and a tie for fifth.