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March 5, 2017 - 6:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Dustin Johnson
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Pressure? What pressure? From a difficult spot in a fairway bunker, Dustin Johnson pulled off a fantastic approach shot on the 72nd hole of the WGC-Mexico Open on Sunday. It set up a two-putt par and a one-shot victory over Tommy Fleetwood.

For a time on Sunday, it looked as if Dustin Johnson was going to run away with his 14th career PGA Tour victory.

In the end -- with pursuers like runner-up Tommy Fleetwood and third-place finishers Jon Rahm and Ross Fisher -- it was much closer than that at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Leading by a single shot with one hole to play, Johnson found a fairway bunker with his tee shot. It wasn't the easiest of shots to get out either.

But, the man who became World No. 1 two weeks ago with a win at the Genesis Open, went ahead and did this:

That set up a pretty ho-hum two-putt par, and a 3-under 68, for the victory -- by one -- over Fleetwood.

With the win, Johnson became the first player since Adam Scott in 2014 to be victorious in his very first start after acquiring the No. 1 world ranking.

After seeing shots like that one, it's hard to imagine another player supplanting Johnson at the world's top spot any time soon.

March 5, 2017 - 5:50pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Tommy Fleetwood
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Tommy Fleetwood's final-hole birdie was outstanding on Sunday. The ensuing high-five between he and his caddie? Not so much.

Golfers and their caddies are just the worst when it comes to high-fives.

England's Tommy Fleetwood holed a nearly 40-foot putt for birdie on the 72nd hole of the WGC-Mexico Championship for a final-round, 5-under 66 on Sunday that moved him into second place.

He was understandably excited. So was his caddie. They met for a high-five when this happened:

You're going to need to work on that, fellas.

March 5, 2017 - 4:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson wasn't playing his best early on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship, but this approach to the par-5 11th hole was of the highlight-reel variety.

Is there a player in the game today more electrifying to watch than Phil Mickelson?

He is just so. Much. Fun. To. Watch.

After a rough start to the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship -- he went out in 3-over 38 -- Mickelson turned in a highlight reel shot at the par-5 11th hole.

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Using an iron from 241 yards out, Mickelson stuffed it to within 3 feet of the hole to set up an eagle.

Check out the approach:

 

 

The eagle put Lefty at 1 over for the day and 9 under for the tournament -- six behind leader Dustin Johnson.

March 5, 2017 - 12:50pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Justin Thomas
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How about the Justin Thomas ace from Saturday afternoon getting the Mexican soccer announcer treatment? Muy bueno!

Mexican soccer announcers, as you probably already know, have the absolute greatest "goal" calls in the world.

Earlier this week, we wrote about how a couple of the announcers made their way out to a practice round for the WGC-Mexico Championship to apply their craft to golf.

Fun, no doubt.

You want fantastic, though?

How about the Justin Thomas ace from Saturday afternoon getting the Mexican soccer announcer treatment?

Absolutely love this.