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World number one Dustin Johnson defeated Jon Rahm of Spain to claim the WGC-Dell Match Play title in Texas on Sunday.

"That was a tough day, a long day", Johnson said. "I feel like I did a pretty good job of that".

Rahm gave away three straight holes by missing par putts from 6 feet and 8 feet, and missing a birdie putt from 4 feet.

The World No.1 remained dominant all week over his opposition, and his win confirms him as the first player in history to win all four WGC titles.

Rahm appeared to have been distracted by a noise from the crowd as he hit his second shot on 18, telling Sky Sports 4: "It's not an easy chip but I could have had a 12-footer for birdie and maybe win the hole. There's still a lot of room for improvement in my game, so I'm just going to keep working on it".

If there was any doubt as to who the favourite was heading into Augusta, it was put to rest on Sunday as Dustin Johnson won his third consecutive start and second straight World Golf Championship event.

Jason Day " s tear through the fall of 2015 and spring of "16 is a fair comparison when the Australian won seven times in 17 starts (41 percent) including a major, WGC and The Players.

This won't send him to Augusta National because it was played opposite a World Golf Championship.

Rahm, in his first year on tour and already a victor at the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this season in San Diego, knocked drives past his famously long opponent and eventually pulling back to within one hole after birdieing the 13th, 15th and 16th holes, the latter on a 32-foot putt that sought out the hole like a laser.

"I just made a swing as hard as I could". "Very proud of fighting hard and being able to make birdies where I needed them and up-and-downs, a couple of them".

Johnson's other two WGC victories came at the Bridgestone Invitational in March, 2016, and the HSBC Champions in November, 2013.

Johnson had been cruising during yesterday's match, taking a five-hole lead over the opening eight holes only for Rahm to close the gap and very almost force the play-off holes.

America's Bill Haas beat Tanihara 2&1 in the play-off for third place, although Tanihara had the thrill of making a hole-in-one on the seventh.

In a decade-long PGA Tour career, Johnson has won at least one tournament every year since his rookie season.

Johnson hasn't trailed in a match all week, and he has led after 89 of the 94 holes he has played. He also became the first player to win all four WGC tournaments. "I was trying to do the best I could, but just things weren't happening, unfortunately for me". But Johnson failed to get up and down from a bunker on the ninth and when Johnson three-putted the 10th there was a shaft of light for Rahm. However, after clawing his way back to just 1 down with two holes left, golf fans were running out of superlatives to describe his fortitude, conviction and moxie.

LPGA - Mirim Lee of South Korea shot a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., by six strokes and tie the tournament record of 20-under.

American journeyman D.A. Points reaped the benefits of a recent switch to a cross-handed putting style, rolling in nine birdies on his way to a two-stroke victory at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.

A closing five-under 66 secured a top-10 finish for Philip McLean in the Pro Golf Tour's Ocean Open in Morocco.

"It's been a long time to be victor of the tournament, so I kind of nervous before I start of game".



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