Dustin Johnson Wins The Barclays
Dustin Johnson shot a 6-under, 65, to win the rain soaked Barclays in Edison, New Jersey on Saturday. The PGA TOUR shortened the tournament to three rounds due to the threat of Hurricane Irene. Johnson shot 8-under during his second round to propel him into second place, just a couple of strokes behind 2010 Barclays champion, Matt Kuchar.
(Dustin Johnson won the 2011 Barclays. Photo: Daily Mail UK)
Despite all of the distractions, Johnson managed to play spectacular golf from start to finish. He made only two bogies and one double while adding 21 birdies and an eagle to reach his winning total of 19-under. The win earned him enough points to move from 19th in the FedEx Cup standings to first place. He leads The Barclays runner up, Matt Kuchar, by 748 points. Kuchar's second place finish moved him from 12th to second in the standings.
Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under, 61, Saturday to move into a tie with Vijay Singh for 3rd place. Snedeker made and impressive 11 birdies during the final round which included a streak of five consecutive birdies on holes one thru five. The one blemish on his Saturday scorecard was a bogey on 13. The third place finish moved him from 18th to 6th in the FedEx Cup Standings.
Camilo Villegas finished the three round Barclays at 14-under, good enough for a 6th place tie. Although he struggled this season, Villegas moved up 58 spots in the FedEx Cup standings from 109th to 51st place to qualify for the next round of the FedEx Cup. He's joined by Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, and Ernie Els as some of the big names who were outside the top 100 coming into the weekend.Continued on the next page