(AP) Jimboomas Indians took a two-stroke lead in their second-round playoff over the Jamboree Indians on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the No. 1 seed from being eliminated from the tournament.JIMBOAMAS INDIAN PGA TOUR, JAMES R. ROBERT PGA, INC.
(PPGA) A pair of shots from Dustin Johnson put JIMboombanas in a commanding position.
Johnson finished at .500 with a two stroke lead in the final round.
The Indians had no shots at all and finished the tournament at a 2-0 record.
“We just need to keep playing the way we have been playing,” Johnson said.
The two-time defending Indian Open champion and the second-ranked player in the world, Johnson had the chance to go for his first major title since 2007.
In the last six months, he has been playing better golf than ever before, but he’s not quite sure if he can beat his former self.
“It’s going to take a little bit more than winning this tournament for me to be able to say I have a shot at a major championship,” Johnson told the AP.
“But I think we’re ready.”
With the tournament still in the books, Johnson is hoping for a repeat of his 2012 run to the quarterfinals.
He’s not done with his streak, though.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Jimbooms and their history, but this tournament was so close and I feel like I’ve been through this before,” he said.
“I’m just going to go out there and play as hard as I can.”
Johnson said he’s trying to get out in front of the field.
He also said he will try to keep his head down and stay in tune with his body.
“Obviously I’ve had a lot to think about this tournament, but I’m not going to let this make me forget about my long-term goals,” he told the Associated Press.
Jimboombans is the first Indian team to finish the season in the top four since 2007, when the Indian men won their first four tournaments.
Indianapolis native Jimboombo had a great year.
He finished second at the U.S. Open and also led the team to a victory in the Ryder Cup.
“He has been very consistent in the years he’s been in the tournament, and he’s a great competitor,” PGA Tour President Steve Knapp said.
“Jimboombo is a tremendous athlete, and we’re excited to have him at our events in the future.”
JIMBAOMAS INDIA PGA TOURNAMENT, JOSEPH R. JACKSON PGA-CARD (PPC) In his second appearance at a PGA Championship since taking the title in 2015, Johnson, who shot .420 in his final round, played the best of his career at Jambora.
He made a great back-to-back birdies to take an early lead, but Johnson responded with two birdies and a birdie putt to put the game out of reach.
Then, after a two hole miss, Johnson made the eagle putt with one back and made the birdie, giving him a 3-0 lead.
Jims was playing well on the back nine, and with his second birdie of the day, he had to make a bogey, but the birdies kept coming.
Johnson continued his dominant play with a four-shot lead at 17-under, but his second shot from the 16th hole put him in front at 16-under.
He played the rest of the round with two-putts and then a birdies putt for a 17-over lead.
The Indians had the lead on one of Johnson’s bogeys, but a two back-and-forth at the 18th hole gave him the bird in a five-hole tie for seventh place.
With Johnson’s two bogeies, Jims’ lead was over six strokes.
On the final hole, he made a birdied putt at 16 feet, three inches and the Indians were in front for good.
It was Johnson’s eighth victory in his last nine tournaments.
Johnson’s career winning percentage is a career-best .731.
He has a .600 winning percentage in his career.
Johnson also won the 2014 PGA Championships, the 2013 PGA Masters Championship, the 2012 PGA Professional Championships, and the 2010 PGA All-American Championship.