This week's winners and losers from the golf world

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There was no shortage of drama this week on the links.

Dustin Johnson won the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at The Northern Trust in thrilling fashion, Brooke Henderson dazzled at home in Canada, while a young American found the winner's circle in Denmark.

Here are this week's winners and losers from the world of golf:


Julian Suri

The American claimed his first career European Tour title Sunday, winning the Made In Denmark by four shots over David Horsey. Suri entered Sunday two back of Horsey, but flew by the Englishman with a bogey-free 64 at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort.

"To have seven birdies and be bogey-free in the final round was really solid," Suri told "It was a blast out there. Especially in that atmosphere with the fans. It was really cool."

Brooke Henderson

The Smith Falls, Ontario native was the main draw in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, but she almost let her fans down by missing the cut. Henderson birdied her final hole Friday to make the weekend, then put on a show Saturday by breaking the course record with a third-round 63. Henderson stumbled to a final-round 71 on Sunday, but those following didn't seem to care.

"The biggest crowds I've ever played in front of, and I know they're all out here for me, so that makes it even more special," Henderson told reporters.


Phil Mickelson's Presidents Cup hopes

Mickelson lobbied for a Presidents Cup captain's pick Thursday at The Northern Trust by stating his game was starting to come around. The 47-year-old was even par for the tournament heading into the weekend, but posted 75-71 to finish in a tie for 54th place. If Mickelson thought his experience was going to help him get selected by Steve Stricker, it was quickly squashed by the U.S. captain.

Jordan Spieth

It was over Sunday at The Northern Trust, after Spieth jumped to a five-shot lead with 13 holes to play. However, the 24-year-old lost for just the second time in his career when holding a share of the 54-hole lead. Spieth played the final holes in 1-over par, and watched Johnson make an incredible par-save at the 72nd hole to force a playoff. On the first extra hole, Johnson would make a tap-in birdie to snatch the title from Spieth.

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