Dustin Johnson held off John Merrick and Rory McIlroy to win the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. In his second event since returning from back surgery, Johnson shoot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to finish atop the final leaderboard at the U.S. Open tuneup.
John Merrick almost forced a playoff with a near-miracle chip on 18 that lipped out to end his round one stroke out of the lead. It was a much more sudden, if less disastrous, end compared to Rory McIlroy, who effectively ended his chances on 18 when he sent his drive into the water. McIlory double-bogeyed the hole to finish three strokes back.
Johnson started the final round two strokes back, but spent Sunday around the top of the leaderboard and put himself in a good place to claim victory with consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to end the day.
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