Johnson reached the number three in the world with his victory -19: D Johnson; -18: K Streelman; -17: W Gordon, M Hughes (Can) Selected others: -11: R McIlroy (NI); -10: P Casey (Eng); -4: S Lowry (Ire); -2: I Poulter (Eng)
American Dustin Johnson overcame nine backbones to win his first PGA Tour event in 16 months at the Travelers Championship.
The 36-year-old shot down on the 13th and 16th holes in Cromwell, Connecticut, but a three-under-par round took him to 19 overall.
He took the challenge of fellow countryman Kevin Streelman with a stroke.
Johnson said he was proud of winning a PGA Tour event in each of his 13 consecutive seasons on Tour.
The number three in the world is only the third player in Tour history to win a title in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14).
"I am absolutely proud of myself that I continued the streak – however it was a long time between wins. Hopefully it won't be long before the next one," said Johnson after his 21st PGA Tour win in total.
Johnson narrowly avoided a disaster at 15 when he was forced to put his shoes on and stand in a pond to hit his ball, which had landed on the damp grass next to the water. He made par, only to be bogey on the next hole, after the rain was delayed a little. the event behind closed doors. "The rain delay didn't help much, because then I actually had time to think about everything."
Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland finished 11th after a three-under-par 67 brought him to 13 on the last day.