Hot-putting Spieth in share of halfway lead at Northern Trust

Jordan Spieth

Poulter tweeted out an image of the PGA Tour's shot tracker system, which vividly paints the difference between Johnson's drive and that of his competition, Jordan Spieth.

If The Northern Trust were to finish right now, Jordan Spieth would move into first in the Fedex Cup standings, and Justin Thomas would fall to third behind Dustin Johnson. Here's the full recap of an exciting duel.

He just couldn't save himself against the sheer power on the last hole, and the world's No. 1 player who shot 66 in the final round and didn't make a bogey over the last 29 holes of the tournament.

"I feel like the game's finally back in form like it was leading in to the Masters".

"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 was hitting so good so I knew I could win if I kept doing that and thankfully it worked out.

Suri began the day two shots behind Horsey, but the Englishman dropped a shot at the first, while Suri birdied the second, third and fourth to take control. Johnson did his part by missing two fairways to wide that he was playing his next shot from the adjacent hole. "The fans like me, and I hope they continue to like me, because if they don't, that's not any fun for sure because they can be mean".

Thinking par would be sufficient Spieth safely found the green in regulation and lagged his birdie putt from over 70-feet close to the hole to secure his four and a 13 under par total.

The players returned to the 18th for sudden death and Johnson this time made a decision to smash his drive over the corner of the dogleg, leaving him with just 95 yards to the green on the 475-yard par four.

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 world's best golfers often say they want their games to peak four times per year, but Johnson's performances have run counter to that strategy, instead peaking before the majors and, apparently, after them. I feel like I'm swinging everything very well. "Obviously getting the win here today gives me a lot of confidence going into next week and the rest of the playoffs". "It's just a matter of trying to go out there and put the best possible rounds together and see where that leaves me".

Sunday's win was Johnson's second Northern Trust victory and fourth FedExCup Playoff title.

"I feel like my game belongs at the top of the game".

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