LOS ANGELES – Dustin Johnson was left waiting back stage again hoping for a curtain that never came.
With a 5-under-par 66 Sunday at the Northern Trust Open, Johnson was the leader in the clubhouse at Riviera Country with Bubba Watson still on the course trying to close out a victory.
With Watson taking a one-shot lead to the 18th tee, Johnson waited, knowing a bogey would get him into a playoff. Watson, however, birdied the last.
A week ago, Johnson closed another Sunday strong at Pebble Beach, where he waited and watched Jimmy Walker hold on to beat him by a shot.
That’s back-to-back second-place finishes for Johnson.
“I'm playing good,” Johnson said. “Not playing great but I'm playing good, solid.”
Johnson didn’t make a bogey on Sunday at Riviera, but neither did Watson, who closed with a pair of weekend 64s.
“When you shoot 14 under on a weekend, that’s tough to beat,” Johnson said.
In four starts this wraparound season, Johnson has one victory, two second-place finishes and a tie for sixth.