Golf: Johnson wins Tournament of Champions
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
1/09/13 at 4:23 AM
Dustin Johnson ended a windy week with a wild ride Tuesday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season.
Despite hitting two drives into native areas, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua. He closed with a 5-under 68 for a four-shot victory over Steve Stricker in the Tournament of Champions.
The tournament that didn't start until the fourth day because of a powerful wind finally ended with a guy who overpowered the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.
Johnson, who finished at 16-under 203, won for the sixth straight season. Only Phil Mickelson with nine straight years has a longer active streak of most consecutive seasons with a PGA Tour victory.
Not since Tiger Woods has a player gone straight from college to winning in his first six seasons on tour. Johnson also added this peculiar footnote to his record - he now has won the last three 54-hole events that were reduced to 54 holes because of the weather.