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Irmo's Dustin Johnson opens 2018 with PGA Tournament victory

10 January, 2018, 01:48 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Dustin Johnson dominates for 8-shot win at Kapalua			Sam Greenwood  Getty Images

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

"I got off to a great start, and I want to keep it going", Johnson said. Rahm said after his round that catching Johnson would be hard, though he has the firepower to make life uneasy for him. "I was hitting some good shots, just didn't score very well". "And, obviously, it went in, so that was definitely a nice bonus".

At 13-under for the week Leishman finished in a share of seventh place, 11 shots behind Johnson though only three from second placed Rahm.

Brian Harman (-14) - Two early bogeys on the back nine Saturday threatened to derail his chances, but he bounced back with birdies in his last five holes to get back on track. Rahm almost chased him down in Mexico City a year ago in a World Golf Championship, and then three weeks later pushed him to the 18th hole in the final of Match Play, which turned out to be Johnson's third straight victory.

Back-to-back birdies at 14 and 15 extended his advantage, and the 2013 champion completed an excellent day's work with a cool two-putt birdie on the final green.

Rahm will play in the penultimate group with Rickie Fowler, who shot a 68 to reach 11-under 208. Jimmy Johnson, his regular caddie, had a significant setback with his foot and will have to be in a protective boot for the next month. The result will push him to third in the world rankings behind only Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth.

If you thought the fictional Happy Gilmore could smack a ball hundreds of miles, then you haven't seen real life pro-golfer Dustin Johnson let one rip from 400 yards. "I just didn't think I was going to have a tap-in". Johnson has failed to win just one year during his career, in 2014.

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.

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