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Dustin Johnson wins sixth WGC title & 20th PGA Tour in Mexico

Dustin Johnson wins sixth WGC title & 20th PGA Tour in Mexico

Dustin Johnson soared to a comprehensive five-stroke victory ahead of Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Coastal Carolina alumnus Dustin Johnson drew plenty of attention with one shot at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship. But the lead was cut in half after three holes, and Johnson escaped potential trouble on the 5th when he was given free relief behind a tree because the heel of his shoe was on the cart path.

On the next hole McIlroy found himself in a similar predicament but was denied relief and had to hack his ball out with a left-handed swing. He drilled an iron shot to 5 feet at the 15th and didn't even hit the hole, missed a 6-footer for another birdie at the 17th and ended by two-putting from 13 feet at the last hole. Johnson only gave McIlroy a glimmer of hope early, and no hope on the back nine as they matched birdies on three straight holes through the 16th.

McIlroy closed with a 67.

"There's too many important tournaments coming up", Johnson said.

It was the American's 20th PGA Tour victory.

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LPGA: In Chonburi, Thailand, Amy Yang held off Minjee Lee by a stroke to win the LPGA Thailand for the third time.

"My game is right there, I'm really happy with everything". Yang, from South Korea, carded a final-round 65 and a 22-under-par 266 at Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course in Chonburi for her fourth overall LPGA win.

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Lee, from Australia, finished with a 66 in the round delayed by lightning and rain. The South Korean player has four LPGA Tour titles, also winning the event in 2015 and 2017.

"I'll do a little bit of practicing and a lot of training to try and be ready for the next couple of weeks, " he told the tour media official.

"I can only control me, and I've played well".

"No contest", said McIlroy.

With Ciganda already signing off at 20 under, Lee, on the 18th, had the chance force a playoff if she made a 14-foot eagle putt.

The American won by a margin of five strokes over the Northern Irishman after closing with a 66 for a 21 under par total of 263. She also won the 2013 LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship in South Korea.

Ciganda finished at 20 under after having eagled the par-5 first and the par-4 15th. "If I know I'm hitting it well and driving it good, it's going to give me a lot of confidence".

Yang, who earned $240,000 of the $1.6 million purse, is expected to move from No. 37 to No. 2 in the Race to the CME Globe following the win.