Johnson beats Brits in Shanghai

GOLF: Former Open runner-up Dustin Johnson won his first World Golf Championship event in Shanghai, holding off the challenge of England’s Ian Poulter by three shots. Johnson carded a final round 66 at the WGC-HSBC Champions, with Poulter runner-up and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell a further shot behind. Compatriot Rory McIlroy finished nine shots behind Johnson, though climbed from 63rd to 38th in the Race to Dubai rankings, with a place in the top 60 required to contest the season finale.