OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of “Let’s go DJ!” But removing serenaded with “O Canada”?
“I did hear it a integrate of times, them singing ‘O Canada’,” pronounced Johnson, shouting Sunday after winning a RBC Canadian Open. “With a volume of support we get when we come adult here, it’s been great. Everyone’s been good to me. we unequivocally feel like an titular Canadian.”
Johnson has a famous tie to southern Ontario, with fiancee Paulina’s father, hockey good Wayne Gretzky, from Brantford. Some fans wore Edmonton Oilers jerseys, and shouts of “Wayne!” “99!” and “Paulina!” could be heard.
“It was good all week, we had a lot of support out there, a lot of fans following me,” Johnson said. “With my ties to Canada with Paulina and afterwards her father being Wayne Gretzky, it unequivocally helps. we get a lot of fans that lift for Wayne, they lift for me.”
Johnson dons Gretzky’s No. 99, co-leader hat
Dustin Johnson, maybe anticipating to daub into mass firm by family ties, pulled on a “Gretzky 99” Oilers jersey before teeing off on a par-3 seventh hole during a Canadian Open. He finished a day tied with 5 others for a lead.
The top-ranked Johnson, who has an publicity understanding with pretension unite RBC, gave them copiousness to hearten about, pulling divided for his third feat of a deteriorate and 19th on a PGA Tour.
Tied for third-round lead with Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim, Johnson shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke feat over Kim and An. Johnson finished during 23-under 265, winning during Glen Abbey after finishing second in 2013 and 2016 — and a week after blank a cut in a British Open.
“Even after a missed cut final week, we felt like we was attack it fine,” Johnson said. “I only did not measure unequivocally good during Carnoustie during all. we didn’t putt good. we only scored unequivocally badly. But we felt like we strike a turn copiousness good adequate to be underneath standard after dual days, and we was 5 over or something. It was only bad scoring.”
It fell into place during Glen Abbey, a Jack Nicklaus-designed march slated for redevelopment.
“I indispensable to work on a dabble though, that we did,” Johnson said. “Started rolling a dabble a lot improved here this week. Really, unequivocally strike a turn good all 4 days.”
Johnson also won during a Tournament of Champions during Kapalua in Jan and a FedEx St. Jude Classic in Jun in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kim and An any shot 69 in a turn interrupted by a scarcely 2-hour lightning delay.
“Definitely wasn’t my best day,” An said. “I didn’t give myself many birdie chances.”
Keegan Bradley had a 64 to finish fourth during 19 under. He shot 63 on Friday, though had a 73 on Saturday.
“Yesterday’s turn was a uncanny round,” Bradley said. “I didn’t play all that bad, though we didn’t measure unequivocally well.”
Mackenzie Hughes was a tip Canadian, sharpened a 68 to tie for eighth during 15 under.
Tway had a 76 to dump into a tie for 17th during 13 under. He was perplexing to win his initial PGA Tour pretension in a eventuality where father Bob Tway won a final of his debate titles 15 years ago.