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March 5, 2017 - 7:08pm
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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 - 6:50pm
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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.