LEMONT, Ill. — On a bright Sunday at the BMW Championship, it all fell into place for Dustin Johnson. This time, as he played in the final pairing for the fifth time this year, there would be no impatience, no doubts and no rules infractions.
There would be only composure, focus and some serious smash-mouth golf.
With the tournament result still in doubt, Johnson birdied the 17th hole to take the lead by himself for the first time. Then, with a one-stroke lead and needing a par to win, he smacked a driver 315 yards down the left side of the tough finishing hole at Cog Hill, hit a 6-iron safely into the green and two-putted from 40 feet to close the deal.