Jon Rahm sunk an amazing 66 foot putt to defeat world No. 1 Dustin Johnson in a one-hole playoff Sunday at the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill. Rahm entered the weekend tied for 51st at 6-over par, but battled back with a 66 Saturday and a bogey-free 64 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 4-under 276. Johnson had five birdies and two bogeys on the last day to shoot a 67.
Johnson — last week’s winner at the Northern Trust — forced the playoff by making a 45-foot birdie putt on his final hole. Johnson is the top-ranked golfer in the world, who has two runner-up finishes and a victory over his last three events
Rahm’s victory at Olympia Fields Country Club was his second of the year and his fifth on the PGA Tour. Johnson’s second-place finish was enough to keep him at No. 1 in the world rankings and the FedEx Cup standings going into this week’s season-ending Tour Championship.
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