A pair of bogeys on the back nine and a rain delay were not enough to derail Dustin Johnson, who shot 19-under 261 to win the Travelers Championship by one stroke in Cromwell, Connecticut, on Sunday (June 28).
Phil Mickelson, playing his first tournament since turning 50, followed up his opening rounds of 64 and 63 with two 71s to finish at 11-under.
Johnson, who started the day two shots adrift of third round leader Brendon Todd after a brilliant 61 on Saturday, held his nerve after a late wobble following a weather delay.
A PGA Tour statement issued shortly after Dustin Johnson's victory at TPC River Highlands read: "As part of the PGA TOUR's pre-charter testing process, Tour player Dylan Frittelli tested positive for COVID-19". "Hopefully it won't be as long until the next one".
I'm definitely proud of myself for continuing the streak, and I want to keep it going, but it was a long time between wins. Todd tripled the par-4 12th, when he bladed his third shot over the green and then needed three more shots to find the putting surface before holing a 5-footer for his 7.
"Even though there's no fans here, you can still feel the pressure", Johnson, the 2016 US Open champion, said. He bounced back and once again looked in control with a birdie at 14. He finished the round with a much straighter 43-foot birdie putt on 18.
He took the lead on the ninth after drilling a 126-yard second shot to within five feet of the pin before rolling in the simplest of birdie putts.
Johnson then pressed home his advantage on the 10th, stroking in another long birdie putt to go two shots clear.
Two more bogeys and four more pars capped off a birdie-less 75, plummeting Todd to a nine-way tie for 11th, six back.
Johnson came out of the delay and hit his tee shot on 16 into a greenside bunker. But one errant tee ball later and DJ was taking off his shoes and socks to stand in the pond left of the 15th green so he could play his second shot from the bank, which miraculously stopped his ball from finding the water.
Johnson was forced to roll his pants up and wade into the water for his second shot.
"It was lucky, but a still had to made a good up-and-down to make par", he said.
After closing with a three-under 67, McIlroy articulated his frustrations.
Streelman, who made seven straight birdies to win at TPC River Highlands in 2014, had a 37-foot birdie try on 18 that ended up just short and right.
Will Gordon, a 23-year-old Vanderbilt grad playing on a sponsor's invite, posted 6-under 64 to finish at 17-under 263 and finished tied for third with Mackenzie Hughes to earn special temporary membership on the PGA Tour, allowing him to receive an unlimited number of sponsor exemptions for the rest of the season.
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy tied for 11th at 13-under after a 67.