March 5, 2017 - 7:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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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.

Dustin Johnson's brilliant bunker shot seals WGC-Mexico Championship