Harman’s clutch birdie denies Johnson 4th straight win


Dustin Johnson tips his hat to the fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)


Reed Patrick hits from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)


Brian Harman putts on the ninth hole during the third round during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)


WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Brian Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a fourth straight victory.

Harman hit a heavy chip from behind the green on the par-5 18th that barely got onto the putting surface. It appeared certain there would be at least a three-man playoff with Johnson and Pat Perez until Harman holed the putt and broke into a wild celebration.

He closed with a 4-under 68 for his second PGA Tour victory.

Johnson, in his return from a freak back injury that knocked him out of the Masters, went from making the cut on the number to a 67-67 weekend and had the lead until Harman birdied the last two holes.

Perez birdied the 18th for a 68.

Dustin Johnson tips his hat to the fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116453020-0ba33383709a4d04bfb3e8a1987d7a90.jpgDustin Johnson tips his hat to the fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)

Reed Patrick hits from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116453020-af84378c66f94604bd3153552dd823b4.jpgReed Patrick hits from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)

Brian Harman putts on the ninth hole during the third round during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_116453020-fc40fb90bb9c47f4b764fbdbf5d8b2dd.jpgBrian Harman putts on the ninth hole during the third round during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)