Johnson determined to build on Travelers triumph

29 June 2020 20:10:12 GMTPlus10

Dustin Johnson has admitted his victory in the Travelers Championship was long overdue and now hopes to compete for titles regularly again.

Sunday's victory at TPC River Highlands was his 21st PGA Tour triumph but his first win in over 16 months and extended his streak to 13 consecutive seasons with a victory.

The American has never gone more than 30 PGA Tour starts without winning and only three times has he had winless stretches of 24 or more tournaments.

Some loose drives down the stretch threatened to derail the challenge of Johnson in the Travelers - including one which he hooked out of bounds at the 13th hole - and there was a one-hour storm delay. But the former world number one putted well to edge Kevin Streelman by a shot.

"I'm definitely proud of myself for continuing the streak," he said. "The rain delay didn't help very much because then I actually had time to think about everything.

"It was a long time between wins. Hopefully it won't be that long for the next one."

Johnson is 19.00 for the US PGA Championship, which starts at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California, in August.

The PGA Tour moves to Detroit this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, with RBC Heritage champion Webb Simpson returning to action.

Johnson is skipping the action at the Detroit Golf Club, while Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka have also opted out.

Simpson will be joined in the Rocket Mortgage line-up by 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and the extremely active Bryson DeChambeau, who is going to post for the fourth consecutive week.

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