The US Bank Championship.

Brown Deer Park GC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

July 17-20

Par 70, 6,759 yards

While all eyes were on Birkdale, Sweden’s Richard S. Johnson was in Milwaukee claiming his first PGA Tour victory – with a superb final round of 64 on Sunday enough to win the U.S. Bank Championship by a single shot.

Johnson started the final round at ten-under, a shot back from Gavin Coles and Nick Flanagan, but the Australian pair could only manage level-par rounds of 70 to finish in a tie for eleventh place.

An opening round of 63, including a hole-in-one at the par-three fourteenth, set Johnson on his way, and he closed out victory with birdies on his last two holes on Sunday.

American Ken Duke finished in second on 15-under after a 65, while compatriots Dean Wilson, Chad Campbell and Chris Riley all finished a further two shots behind. Kenny Perry, heavily criticised for his decision not to travel to The Open, fired a closing 64 to finish in sixth place at 12-under.

Johnson is the sixth Swedish golfer to win on the PGA Tour, and this victory will come as a huge relief to the qualifying-school graduate who had only made three cuts from ten starts prior to this event.

“It all started on that first day. I made that hole-in-one, and all of a sudden I felt like I could make some birdies,” said Johnson.

“[On 18] I hit a three wood just straight at the pin and it rolled up to 20 feet and I two-putted for birdie.”

1 Richard S Johnson (SWE). 63, 67, 70, 64. 264. $720,000

2 Ken Duke (USA). 67, 65, 68, 65. 265. $432,000

3 Chris Riley (USA). 68, 66, 67, 66. 267. $208,000

3 Chad Campbell (USA). 67, 67, 68, 65. 267. $208,000

3 Dean Wilson (USA). 65, 73, 64, 65. 267. $208,000

Note: Player in bold signifies Titleist ball usage.