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Dustin Johnson Splashed and Rallied to a Travelers Championship Win

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CROMWELL, Conn. — The Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour’s third tournament after a 90-day layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, began last week with a flurry of positive tests for the virus among players and caddies. The event warily lurched forward.

But by the final round Sunday afternoon, uncertainty, drama and the import that accompanies it seemed almost reassuringly familiar as another PGA Tour event closed with gripping, taut pressure.

There was Dustin Johnson, ranked sixth on the tour, standing in a pond with his pants rolled up desperately trying to save par a few minutes after he hooked a tee shot out of bounds and close enough to a railway to be a stowaway.