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Holmes has the length, but he didn't have the direction on the 18th. Playing in the group ahead of Johnson, he hit into the right rough and had to lay up, then missed a birdie putt just outside 12 feet.
"Would have liked it to end a little better for me, but I had a good week," Holmes said after a 71. "Had my chances."
Johnson made the most of his.
"The tee shot he hit on 18 was all world," Goydos said. "I mean, that's never straight and narrow where he's hitting the ball, consider he has to make 4 to win the golf tournament. Pretty impressive."
Johnson became the first player since Davis Love III in 2003 to win Pebble Beach with a birdie on the 72nd hole from the final group. He finished at 16-under 270 and moved to No. 2 in the Ryder Cup standings.
His future looks as bright as the sunshine that graced the Monterey Peninsula for so much of the week. Not since Mark O'Meara in 1990 has someone won back-to-back at Pebble Beach, and this can only help Johnson with the U.S. Open coming to Pebble this summer. The other back-to-back winners are all in the Hall of Fame -- Sam Snead, Cary Middlecoff, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.
"That's not a bad list," Johnson said. "Anytime you're on a list with those guys, you're doing all right."
Johnson joins Sean O'Hair as the only Americans in the their 20s with three PGA Tour victories.
Duval earned $545,600 and might be able to take some confidence to Mexico for the Mayakoba Classic. After he tied for second in the U.S. Open last summer, Duval took the next two weeks off and missed seven cuts over his last eight tournaments to lose his card.
The U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach for the fifth time in June, although it will be far differently with firm greens and fast fairways. Even so, it doesn't hurt Johnson to have won twice here, even if he had only two sub-par holes in the final round.
The other was his eagle on the par-5 sixth, when he pounded a tee shot and had only a 6-iron to the green, sticking it to 4 feet.
And while he treats his two victories equally, nothing tops walking off the 18th green in sunshine before thousands of fans, instead of last year when he got a phone call at breakfast on a rainy Monday morning with news he had won.
"Walking down that 18th hole with all the fans out there was just unbelievable, especially with the clear day," Johnson said. "It's one of the most beautiful holes in golf."
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