Johnson held the top of the Tour Championship

Owing to the loss of the major rivals on September 5, Dustin Johnson was already leading the event-13 after 36 holes in the outcome of the FedEx Cup. 

Topping the scorecard of the FedEx Cup, Johnson reached the Tour Championship with a-10-point lead. He shot 67 shots in the opening round and had to share the top of the board because Jon Rahm crossed the two-stroke distance, starting at 65.

They both finished the team at the end of the season at-13, Justin Thomas alone at-11 at-11 and Rory McIlroy-9 at-4. This order is similar to their current position in the world rankings. 

However, in the next 18 holes, neither of the quartet broke the 70 normal strokes of the East Pool. Johnson hit even on his path to hit just two of the 14 fairways, while Rahm hit “4 over even.” Over 18 holes, Rahm had expended 74 shots, just one birdie, but had entangled three bogeys and “collapsed” hole 15, par3.

Dustin Johnson skipped his eagle in the green of the 18th round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Stadium

Thomas and McIlroy along with bogey holes 18, par5 to end the same round with 71 strokes. At the bottom of the hole, McIlroy tried to cross the lake and clear the bunker on the right side of the green in the second shot of the high, uneven grass. But as he got off the field, he made a tactical error, and the ball went right into the water. Thomas left 343 yards to the rugged left and pushed his heart to reach 43 yards to the right of the fairway for another drive. Two more hits, the golfer gets to the green, and then to the bogey after two putts, 10.3 meters down.

Although the top four of the world declined, I m Sung-jae unexpectedly hit 64 shots, recording the best score in the round. As a result, the player with the nickname “iron man” scored-12 won the second race only for the best 30 PGA Tour this season.