10 Notes to Know: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020
Justin Ray
  1. Dustin Johnson fought through a wild, weather-delayed back nine Sunday to win the Travelers Championship. It is DJ’s 21st PGA Tour title – since 2008, that is tied with Tiger Woods for the most wins on Tour.
  1. Dustin, 36, is one of just 13 players since World War II to reach 21 PGA Tour wins before age 37. This is the 13th consecutive PGA Tour season with a win for DJ – that includes the 2013-14 season, where he won in the fall of 2013, but not in the calendar year of 2014.
  1. Johnson won with approach play and his putter: he ranked 4th in approach proximity, 6th in strokes gained approach and 4th in strokes gained putting. He ranked 46th in strokes gained off the tee, his worst field ranking in that statistic in any of his wins in which data was tracked for all 72 holes.
  1. Will Gordon shot a closing 64 to finish alone in third place and qualify him for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the rest of the PGA Tour season. Gordon led the field Sunday in strokes gained tee-to-green and made more than 400 feet of putts for the week.
  1. Brendon Todd entered Sunday with a two-stroke lead, but a triple bogey at 12 derailed his chances at a third win this season on the PGA Tour. Todd finished with 75, the worst final round score by a 54-hole leader or co-leader this season on Tour.
  1. Bryson DeChambeau, who finished tied for sixth, has now finished in the top-ten in all three events since the season restarted at Colonial. Bryson is a combined 46-under-par the last three weeks, best of any player on Tour in that span.
  1. Phil Mickelson held the 36-hole lead but faded on the weekend and finished tied for 24th. In his first PGA Tour start since turning 50, Lefty opened the tournament with 64-63 – the first time in his PGA Tour career he has started a tournament with consecutive rounds of 64 or lower.
  1. On the Korn Ferry Tour, veteran Daniel Summerhays nearly put an unforgettable exclamation mark on his professional career. Summerhays entered the week professing that this would be his last event as a touring pro, opting to retire after finishing his hometown event, the Utah Championship. He shot a closing 62, finished nearly three hours before the leaders, and got into a playoff. He was eliminated on the first playoff hole, however, after making bogey.
  1. The PGA Tour shifts to Michigan next week for the second edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Last year, Nate Lashley got into the tournament as an alternate – then went on to win wire-to-wire. Lashley is one of just three players to win a PGA Tour event in the last 15 seasons after getting into an event as an alternate.
  1. Lashley is one of five players since 2010 to win a tournament wire-to-wire and by six strokes or more. Each of the other four players to do it in that span – Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Martin Kaymer and Justin Thomas – have been ranked world number one at some point in their careers.