On a day of serious backing up at Doral, Dustin Johnson charged ahead with a 3-under 69 and rallied from five shots back to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Here's what you may have missed in Miami:
Leaderboard: Johnson (-9), J.B. Holmes (-8), Bubba Watson (-7), Adam Scott (-4), Henrik Stenson (-4)
What it means: This marks Johnson’s second WGC title and his ninth career PGA Tour victory. The win is his first since the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions and comes just five events into his return from a six-month leave of absence. He nearly broke through for a victory at Riviera two weeks ago, but he lost to James Hahn in a playoff. With the victory, Johnson has won at least one event on Tour since 2008 and is now just the eighth man to claim multiple World Golf Championships, joining Tiger Woods, Geoff Ogilvy, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter.
Round of the Day: Marcel Siem got out in 35 and closed with a back-nine 32 to post the low score of the day, a 5-under 67. Though he didn't exactly factor in the finish, Siem did move 25 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for 38th.
Best of the rest: After starting the day five shots behind overnight leader J.B. Holmes, Johnson leap-frogged both Holmes and mid-round leader Bubba Watson with a round that included four birdies against just one bogey. Danny Willett, meanwhile, finished one behind Siem and one ahead of Johnson on Sunday with a 68 to tie for 12th.
Biggest disappointment: It's hard to choose just one, since Holmes and Watson both have a healthy claim. The overnight leader after each of the first three rounds, Holmes gave away his five-shot lead to start the day in his first five holes. He made three bogeys playing Nos. 3-7 and traded a birdie and a bogey on the back to turn in a 3-over 75. After opening with a 10-under 62 in Round 1, Holmes played the rest of the week 2 over to lose by one. Watson, meanwhile, made four front-nine birdies to lead by as much as two at 10 under but appeared rattled by missing a putt for birdie on the par-3 ninth, when we waved his hands at both the hole and his caddie. Thereafter, he made bogeys at 11, 12 and 14 to play the back nine 3 over and the round 1 under.
Shot of the day: Bill Haas blew his tee shot on 18 over the palm trees down the right and onto a grass peninsula in the middle of a fairway bunker on the first hole. From there, he played his second shot from 207 yards back over the palms and ran it from the front of the green to the back, where it settled six feet from the pin. He would make the birdie putt to finish 2 over for the day and 2 under for the championship, tying for seventh.
Quote of the day: “It means everything. It’s been a tough road but a really good one. Obviously, a lot of really great things came out of it - my son – and me and Paulina are doing great. It just feels awesome to get that W. … All [my wins] are good, but this one obviously might be the best, for sure. It’s tough, I’m so excited right now I can hardly talk, but it feels great and this is by far the best one.” - Johnson