This Week In Golf: Dustin Johnson Takes RBC Canadian Open

Dustin Johnson at the Canadian Open

"I did hear it a couple of times, them singing "O Canada", said Johnson, laughing.

The win was the 19 title of his career and comes just over a week after he failed to make the cut at Carnoustie. "But, yeah, overall I'm very satisfied with the week", said Hughes, who is projected to climb 22 spots in the FedExCup standings to No 152.

"I mean ... my swing didn't feel great all week and I was able to produce some good numbers on a PGA Tour-quality golf course with a PGA Tour-quality field". But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be under par after 2 days, and I was 5 over or something. "It was just bad scoring".

Big-hitting Johnson, who has two runner-up results at the Canadian Open, will play in the final group with the 26-year-old Korean An.

Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked golfer on the planet and also known north of the border as Wayne Gretzky's son-in-law, surged to a three-stroke victory at 23-under.

He converted a 12-foot birdie at the eighth to increase his lead to three shots, before a weather delay stopped play for nearly two hours.

Keegan Bradley threw a 64 on the board to finish at 19 under par in solo fourth and Abraham Ancer carded a Sunday 67 to snag fifth spot.

An shot 66, and Kim 67.

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Johnson has a strong connection to Canada because of his engagement to Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and mother of his two sons.

"I want to win just because I like to win but this is the last one here so it would mean a lot to get it done here tomorrow as I have finished second here twice", said Johnson. I thought I had a lot of support.

"The way (Woods) played for that stretch was just incredible", Johnson said of Woods's 79 PGA Tour titles.

He said the most important aspect of his game that needed improvement, after the British Open disappointment, was his putting.

Tway, whose father Bob Tway won the Canadian title in 2003, saw his chances of joining him as Canadian champion evaporate with a disastrous outward nine that featured three bogeys before he recorded his first birdie at the ninth to leave him five off the pace. He then added four birdies on the back nine, including three straight to close out his tournament. "Really, really hit the ball well all 4 days".

Tway, the son of 2003 Canadian Open victor Bob Tway, started quickly with back-to-back birdies at the second and third holes but stalled going into the turn after swapping a bogey-birdie at five and six to sit one back. He birdied three of his final six holes. "So that definitely boosted my confidence", he said.

The 34-year-old also surpassed Woods (18) for the most victories on the tour since 2008 - Johnson has won 10 of his past 43 starts. He struggled to a 76 on Sunday and ended up tied for 17th.

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