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Dustin Johnson's nearly magical hole-in-one!

10 January, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Hannah Francis
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Johnson has put on quite the display in recent days, and this incredible drive on the 12th hole sums up his magnificent form coming into January's tournament at Kapalua. He then turned on the afterburners, driving close on the par-4 12th and leaving a tap-in eagle. He finished the tournament at 24-under, eight strokes ahead of runner up John Rahm. Earlier this week he said a historic eight wins or more season was possible and something to strive for. So I knew it was going to be pretty good.

Dustin Johnson dominated the field to win for the 17th time on the PGA Tour.

Spain's Jon Rahm carded a 69 to end the week alone in second place.

The way Johnson was playing, everyone was playing for second.

Past year he enjoyed a purple patch during which he won three successive tournaments - the Genesis Open, WGC Mexico Championship and WGC Dell Matchplay.

He has now won at least one PGA TOUR event in all 11 of his seasons since his rookie year in 2008 - the longest active streak on TOUR.

Forget dropping a six-shot final round lead at the World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions in China late previous year. Johnson has a short memory, and he never thought about China until it was mentioned to him on Saturday. Johnson doesn't let much cross his mind.




There's no doubt Johnson hit a monster shot off the tee, but you also can't deny a few lucky bounces there. "I know exactly where I want it to come down out of the air, and it did".

And then he produced another memorable round. Johnson effectively ended the tournament when he made three birdies on the opening six holes, saved par from a front bunker to a back pin on the par-3 eighth, and then birdied the par-5 ninth for a six-shot lead.

That stretched his lead to seven shots, and the rout was on.

Johnson joined Stuart Appleby (three times) and Geoff Ogilvy (twice) as the only multiple winners at Kapalua.

The 25-year-old started off strong with birdies on Nos.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Americans Rickie Fowler and Pat Perez were another shot back at 14-under. He was consistent and impressive through all four rounds, shooting 69-68-66-65-268. DJ will play next in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour. "I wish I could say the same about my driver and putter".

"But everything's going in the right direction".

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