Johnson wins after Pebble Beach washout

PEBBLE BEACH, California (Reuters) – Dustin Johnson clinched his second PGA Tour title when the final round of the weather-hit Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was washed out on Monday.

No play was possible on Sunday because of heavy rain and strong winds on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and organizers abandoned play on Monday morning with the course under water.

It was the first PGA Tour event decided after 54 holes since Phil Mickelson won the 2005 BellSouth Classic.

“Any time you win it opens up lots of doors for you as far as moving you up on the money list and getting the two-year (Tour) exemption,” a beaming Johnson told reporters after climbing to a career-high 45th in the world rankings.

“I was fortunate enough to play really well this week.”

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