Dustin Johnson Finally Wins the FedEx Cup

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Dustin Johnson finally won the FedEx Cup on Monday.

Johnson tapped in for birdie on the last hole for a 2-under 68, giving him a three-shot victory over Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele in the Tour Championship.

Along with claiming the title, Johnson also won the $15 million prize.

''This is a tough golf course. No lead is safe,'' Johnson said. ''The guys gave me a good fight today.''

He became the first No. 1 seed at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup since Tiger Woods in 2009.

Johnson was staked to a five-shot lead at 19-under par - 9 under on his own score and starting the tournament at 10 under as the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup.

He finished at 21 under.

The finish also wraps up the season on the PGA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new season starts Thursday, with two majors still to be played.

Golf was shut down for three months and when it restarted, Johnson was No. 111 in the FedEx Cup. He won the Travelers Championship and a month later began a stretch that brought him to the prize he desperately wanted.

With files from the Associated Press