Johnson tames Blue Monster

Dustin Johnson rallied to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami on Sunday.

The American was and carded a three under 69 in the final round on Sunday, leaving him on nine under for the tournament, just one stroke ahead of overnight leader JB Holmes.

Holmes threw away a five stroke overnight lead with three bogeys over his first six holes, while Johnson rolled in two birdies on the front nine.

But it was actually Masters champion Bubba Watson that made the big move on Sunday, with four birdies in his first seven, earning him a two stroke lead. However, his run came to an end with a string of three bogeys on the back nine, leading to a seven under finish, two shots off the pace.

Johnson held his nerve on the back nine, sinking a birdie on the tenth and driving the green on the par four 16th to two putt for a another birdie.

The win is a landmark victory for Johnson, as he has recently come off a six month ban from the game after failing a second cocaine test.

“I knew I was really good,” the 30-year-old told ESPN.

“I knew there was something I was missing that could make me great. I was working hard on that, and I think it’s showing right now. I’m so excited right now, I can’t hardly talk. It feels great. This one definitely, by far, is the best one.”

“I’ve been working hard on my game and been working hard on me. And so it means a great deal to have success right out of the gate. It gives me a lot of confidence, too.”

Meanwhile, world number one Rory McIlroy recovered somewhat from a slow start to his tournament to finish on one under after an even par 72.

Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson were tied for fourth place on four under while former Open championship winner Louis Oosthuizen was by himself in sixth postion on three under.