Johnson clinches 20th title with runaway Mexico win

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USA golfer Dustin Johnson poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

American Dustin Johnson claimed his 20th PGA Tour title with a five-shot victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Dustin Johnson poses for a photo with the trophy after winning the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico.

Johnson told the Golf Channel after his round he changed his set-up slightly during a practice session on Monday, moving closer to the ball, and everything seemed to click.

"To get 20 wins out here is very hard, and to do it before I turn 35 is pretty incredible", Johnson said. "I managed to do it today and that's just incredible". The 27-year-old former University of Southern California won twice last year on the Tour and finished fourth on the money list to earn a spot on the big tour.

"This is a big one for me, and it gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the year", Johnson said.

"I knew I needed to play a really good round if I wanted to win".

The lead was back to four after the sixth hole as McIlroy drove his tee shot behind a tree, was not allowed a free drop, and made bogey as Johnson canned a 9-footer for birdie.

The win also marked Johnson's 20th career victory on Tour.

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Johnson finished at 21-under 263, the lowest score by five shots in the three years at Chapultepec Golf Club. Johnson won for the 20th time on the PGA Tour, making him a lifetime member at age 34.

Starting the day in T7 position, Kiradech started his final round with a three-putt bogey on the third hole but gained the shot back on five with a seven-foot birdie conversion.

'I don't know what to say.

Thomas was dialed in with his irons; multiple landed within a couple feet of the hole, including his tee shot at the par-3 3rd that then spun back and rolled down a ridge to some 40 feet.

"I could definitely see where Mike was coming from", McIlroy said. Having won in Saudi Arabia, DJ had been slightly disappointing at Pebble Beach and Riviera (both venues he's won at before) so I dismissed him before the off but he clearly loves it here and he could easily go in again.

Stewart felt McIlroy's intended stance was not reasonable as he would hit the tree with his backswing and offered the Co Down man the option of seeking a second opinion, which he declined.

Woods, a seven-time victor of the tournament, struggled on the greens for the second consecutive day.

Over 72 holes, only two were worse than par. He is off for two weeks before returning at The Players Championship, the Dell Match Play and the Masters. He's among the four players tied for ninth at 207, 10 shots off Johnson's lead.