Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of “Let’s go DJ!” But getting serenaded with “O Canada”?
“I did hear it a couple of times, them singing ‘O Canada,’ ” said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open. “With the amount of support I get when I come up here, it’s been great. Everyone’s been great to me. I definitely feel like an honorary Canadian.”
Johnson has a famous tie to southern Ontario, with fiancee Paulina’s father, hockey great Wayne Gretzky, from Brantford. Some fans wore Edmonton Oilers jerseys, and shouts of “Wayne!” “99!” and “Paulina!” could be heard.
Top-ranked Johnson pulled away for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour.
Tied for the third-round lead with Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim, Johnson shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Kim and An. Johnson finished at 23-under 265, winning at Glen Abbey after finishing second in 2013 and 2016.
Triplett finishes third
in Senior British Open
Miguel Angel Jimenez became the first Spaniard to win the Senior British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, edging defending champion Bernhard Langer by one shot. Moses Lake native and Pullman High School graduate Kirk Triplett finished tied for third.
The 54-year-old Jimenez shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 12-under 276 at the Old Course, the historic course where Spanish star Seve Ballesteros won the 1994 British Open.
Jimenez also won the major Regions Tradition in May and has six PGA Tour Champions titles.
Langer closed with a 68. Triplett (69), Scott McCarron (68) and Stephen Ames (69) tied for third at 10 under.
Ladies Scottish Open
Ariya Jutanugarn won the Ladies Scottish Open in Gullane to return to No. 1 in the world ranking, shooting a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Minjee Lee.
Jutanugarn finished at 13-under 271 at Gullane for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year and 10th overall. The 22-year-old Thai star last held the No. 1 spot in June 2017
Jutanugarn also won the U.S. Women’s Open and Kingsmill Championship this year.
Lee, from Australia, closed with a 66 in the tuneup event for the Women’s British Open next week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
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