Matsuyama rallies to 4th as Johnson wins Tournament of Champions

10 January, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Dustin Johnson came thisclose to a 433-yard par-4 hole-in-one

Well, the PGA Tour's Twitter account on Monday posted a video of a number of near-hits that other players - from the legendary Nick Taylor to two-time major champion Zach Johnson - have enjoyed over the past several years.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson powered to an eight-shot triumph at the U.S. PGA Tour Tournament of Champions in Hawaii Sunday.

American golfer Dustin Johnson has channelled his inner Happy Gilmore, absolutely smashing a drive from the tee of a par four.

One shot defined the tournament - a drive on the 433-yard 12th hole that went 432 yards and 6 inches.

Johnson's ball flirted with the fairway bunkers on the left, but it took a big bounce which took it directly towards the flag, hopping onto the green before pulling up just six inches short of the cup. "I didn't want it to have to come down to the last couple holes", he said.

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There's no doubt Johnson hit a monster shot off the tee, but you also can't deny a few lucky bounces there. "I knew as long as I could keep doing that, I was going to do well". So, for me, it's just all about pushing forward, and you can't change anything that happened in the past. It was six at the turn, and seven after a near hole-in-one on the par-4 12th.

In Maui this week he had extended his lead to four shots after just three holes on Sunday. He has 11 straight seasons winning at least one tournament, the longest current streak on the PGA Tour. Earlier this week he said a historic eight wins or more season was possible and something to strive for.

"I got off to a great start, and I want to keep it going", Johnson said. "I know exactly where I want it to come down out of the air, and it did".

"It's no easy task to catch DJ", said Rahm, who lost to Johnson in the final of Match Play a year ago. I told myself to get it to 25.


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