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Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson beats Jordan Spieth in first hole of sudden-death play-off

Northern Trust final leaderboard-13 D Johnson (US), J Spieth (US); -9 J Vegas (Ven), J Rahm (Spa); -6 P Casey (Eng); -5 W Simpson (US), J Thomas (US), K Chappell (US)Selected others: -4 B Watson (US), J Rose (Eng); -3 H Stenson (Swe); -2 M Laird (Sco); +2 R McIlroy (NI); +5 L Donald (Eng); +8 I Poulter (Eng)Full leaderboardWorld number one Dustin Johnson beat fellow American Jordan Spieth at a sudden-death hole to win the Northern Trust, the first of the PGA Tour’s lucrative FedEx play-offs. Johnson forced the play-off by sinking a 17-foot putt at the final hole, with both men finishing on 13 under par.The world number one’s ball caught the right edge and did a half-circle around the lip before toppling in.

It is Johnson’s first win since missing the Masters after falling downstairs. He carded a closing four-under-par round of 66 at Glen Oaks Country Club, New York, while Spieth – who had led by three shots overnight – shot a 69.The pair finished four strokes clear of Spain’s Jon Rahm and Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas.Alerts: Sign up to get golf news sent to your phoneMy Sport: Sign up to follow golf news
Source: BBC GOLF

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