Dustin Johnson Wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am Title

Dustin Johnson has become the first player to defend the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title in the last 20 years after holding off David Duval and J.B. Holmes in a thrilling finish. Johnson birdied the final hole to finish with a 2-over par 72, a stroke ahead of Duval and Holmes.

Johnson now joins Mark O’Meara, Cary Middlecoff, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson as the only players to win back-to-back titles at Pebble Beach, which hosts the U.S. Open in June. “That’s not a bad list,” Johnson said. The 25-year-old is one of only two Americans below 30 years old with three PGA titles. Johnson is also the first player since Tiger Woods to come out of college and win at least a tournament in his first three years on the tour.

While Johnson asserted his reputation as one of the rising starts of the PGA, Duval suffered another disappointment in his bid to reestablish himself as a regular member of the pro tour. Duval, who shot a 3-under 69 in the final round, last won a tournament in 2001.