Video clips of Canadian Mackenzie Hughes draining a 47-foot birdie putt on No. 17 on the Vacationers Championship — making a pointy proper flip earlier than heading into the outlet — had been beginning to flow into on-line when he rotated and drained a 43-footer to birdie No. 18, too.
The back-to-back birdies put the product of Dundas, Ont., right into a tie for third with American Will Gordon at 17 beneath on Sunday, and two photographs again of eventual winner Dustin Johnson.
Though it was a flashy end for Hughes, it was nonetheless one thing of a disappointment after the Canadian fired a 10-under 60 on Thursday to carry a three-stroke lead after the primary spherical.
“These final two holes had been an enormous bonus,” stated Hughes. “The weekend was fairly irritating for me. I felt like I used to be enjoying properly sufficient to shoot some higher scores, and it simply wasn’t fairly taking place for me.”
PGA Tour occasions usually are not open to spectators in an effort to guard gamers and followers alike from COVID-19.
So when Hughes drained the spectacular breaking putt on No. 17 at TPC at River Highlands, the celebration was restricted to a few quiet fist pumps as he walked over to his caddie.
WATCH | Mackenzie Hughes closes with birdie putts from 47 and 43 ft:
“That was a putt that may simply make folks erupt, the best way it was a reasonably dramatic putt. It broke 20 ft, went in with good pace. That might have been actually thrilling,” stated Hughes. “No. 18 would have been an amphitheater and it could have, once more, sort of charged the gang up.
“It was positively completely different to listen to crickets while you make some putts, however I used to be completely satisfied nonetheless.”
Hughes is projected to leap up 24 spots within the FedExCup rankings after the highest three efficiency to sit down 46th.
Johnson wins for 13th straight season
Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman. Johnson, who prolonged his career-long season victory streak to 13, final gained in Mexico Metropolis in March 2019.
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus every gained in 17 consecutive years. Johnson didn’t win in 2014, however is given credit score for profitable within the 2013-14 season from his victory within the fall of 2013 in Shanghai. The tour modified to a wraparound season in 2013.
Johnson tapped in for par on the par-4 18th, raised his ball to acknowledge the smattering of applause from course employees, officers and reporters, the one in-person witnesses allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WATCH | Dustin Johnson putts his technique to victory:
He completed at 19-under 261 for his 21st PGA Tour title.
Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., had a 3-over 73 day to complete 66th at even par.