Dustin Johnson has backed up his US Open triumph in style, claiming a come-from-behind one-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.A second consecutive round of 66 saw the American post a closing total of six under, enough to edge out compatriot Scott Piercy in second place.But it was the collapse of world number oneJason Day that handed Johnson the victory, the Australianfaltering badly over the closing stretch to finish equal third on three under after a closing round of two-over 72.

The win, Johnson’s second from as many starts following his maiden major victory at the US Open last month, sees him become just the third player to win three World Golf Championship events alongside Geoff Ogilvy (three) and Tiger Woods (18).It also catapults the 32-year-old to second in the world golf rankings, usurping Jordan Spieth, who fell to third.

Putting plays its part

Johnson headed into the final round at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio three shots behind joint overnight leaders Day and Piercy, but quickly made up ground after three birdies and a bogey in his first six holes.Another three birdies on the back nine had saw him claim the lead, until a closing bogey looked to havedented his chances.

That changed when Day dropped three shots in the space of two holes after he followed a bogey at the par-three 15th with a double at the par-five 16th.Needing aneagle on his final hole to force a playoff, Day instead finished with a bogey to hand Johnson the title and leave Piercy in outright second place.

Spieth among chasing pack

Joining Day in a four-way tie for third on three under was American trio Spieth, Matt Kuchar, and Kevin Chappell.American William McGirt, South African Charl Schwartzel, and Swede David Lingmerth were a shot further back to round out the top 10.

Either way, this marks a momentous win for Dustin Johnson, and perhaps he will be able to use the momentum from this win to carry him to even greater achievements in the near future and beyond.

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