The streak is over.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, attempting to win his fourth consecutive tournament, made a furious weekend comeback after making the cut on the number, but fell a single stroke short.
With a second consecutive round of five-under 67, DJ finished the Wells Fargo Championship at 9-under, good for a disappointing-only-by-the-ridiculous-standard-he-has-set tie for second place.
One of the biggest players on Tour, at least vertically, Johnson is constantly lauded for his otherworldly athleticism. That makes it kind of funny that his three-start winning streak was snapped by the diminutive Brian Harman, a 5’7” man who would certainly get zero votes in a player survey of the top 100 Tour players they would least want to encounter in a dark alley.
With four birdies over his last seven holes, including an exclamation point finish: a 28-foot birdie putt after having hit two atrocious shots back-to-back, the 30-year-old Georgian (the American kind) captured his second career PGA victory.
Final Top 10
1 Brian Harman -10
T2 Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez -9
4 Jon Rahm -8
T5 Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Tway, Seung-Yol Noh -7
T8 Jonathan Randolph, Billy Hurley III, Nick Taylor, Byeong Hun An -6