Dustin Johnson tops Jordan Spieth in playoff to win 2017 Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson reflects on his second round one-under 69 at The Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson came from five down Sunday against Jordan Spieth to capture the Northern Trust.

Johnson sank a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to edge out Spieth after a compelling head-to-head final-round duel at the Glen Oaks Club.

Johnson failed to make the most of his early birdie opportunities but found himself back three off the pace when Spieth found water off the sixth tee and double-bogeyed. "I feel like I am playing really well right now and my game is on track", he said on the CBS broadcast.

"It was a fun day, a tough day, but I felt like even on the front nine I hit the ball really well, hit a lot of great shots, hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in, but I did make the one that counted on 18".

"I wonder what I should get him as a winning present?". Dustin Johnson has several wins and is near the top of the Fedex Cup standings, but a year without a major for DJ at this point is close to a bust.

"I thought it was going to miss, for sure", he admitted with a laugh. It ended with a bogey on the par-three 15th when his tee shot almost found the water, but then he answered with a 40-foot birdie putt up the slope on the 16th.

Johnson kept the score tied by sinking a 17-foot putt on the final hole, forcing the extra round.

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The 10-time PGA TOUR victor and former THE PLAYERS champion was left to lament a few stretches of bad holes at THE NORTHERN TRUST, particularly a front-nine 40 on Friday.

The Player of the Year award might seem meaningless, but for a player like Justin Thomas who has been trying to get his dues only to be overshadowed by Spieth, it might mean a little more than you think.

"I really enjoy the course", Chun said.

He turned away in disgust when his tee shot on the 18th hole peeled away to the right, up a slope and into thick grass. "I think it was a flawless game (Sunday)", she said. I had one bad putting day and one very average day. "It's still not quite where I want it but we are getting there and there are a lot of positives to take from this for the rest of the year - hopefully I can finish the season strongly".

"I was hoping it wasn't going to be that much fun", he said, adding: "It's very hard holding a lead on a hard golf course when the guy you're playing with goes bogey-free and doesn't even really sniff a bogey and shoots four under".

But Johnson fell down a set of stairs at his rented Augusta home and after he was unable to play the Masters, he managed just two top-10 results prior to the Northern Trust.

"I got on the good side of the streak on the back nine today".

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