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Johnson birdies his way to U.S. Bank Championship title

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Johnson birdies his way to U.S. Bank Championship title
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Richard S. Johnson of Sweden is the winner of the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

He shot a six-under-par 64 at Brown Deer Park Sunday to regain the top spot he held or shared after the first two rounds.

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Johnson birdied the final two holes and had the lowest score for a final round in Milwaukee tournament history.

The 31-year-old Johnson won his first event in five years on the PGA Tour. He went 16-under at 264; one stroke ahead of Ken Duke. Kenny Perry tied for sixth at 12-under.

Third-round co-leaders Nick Flanagan and Gavin Coles shot even-par Sunday to finish in a tie for 11th at minus-11.

Pewaukee native Mark Wilson tied for 19th at 10-under. Jon Turcott of Middleton tied for 64th at three-under.

Johnson is the seventh first-time champion on the Tour this year. He's the fifth foreign player to win Milwaukee's PGA tournament.

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