Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Dominant Dustin Johnson Blows Field Away at Kapalua

Dustin Johnson was triumphant in Hawaii on the weekend
Credit
getty images Dustin Johnson was triumphant in Hawaii on the weekend Credit getty images
Domingo Copeland | 10 January, 2018, 02:08

His masterful display off the tee at the par-73 Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, on Sunday included a near hole-in-one at the 433-yard, par-four 12th hole that came just inches short. It was six at the turn, and seven after a near hole-in-one on the par-4 12th.

Johnson ended up taking out the Kapula Resort PGA contest by eight shots, pocketing a cool $6,300,000 United States dollars for his efforts.

He lost a six-shot lead in the final round of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai last fall, his most recent PGA Tour start. Jordan Spieth also won by eight shots in 2016. On Sunday, the 33-year-old did one better. Johnson doesn't let much cross his mind.

"I could see it until it landed, but I knew it was on a good line", he said.

"I want a lot more wins".

More news: Middle School Teacher Handcuffed, Arrested at School Board Meeting
More news: AAA: Gas prices hold steady, expected to drop
More news: First SpaceX launch of 2018 carries a secret payload

The 2013 champion nearly hit the hole with his drive at the sixth in round three, but that was a mere 382 yards away and his effort at the 12th in the final round was a full 50 yards longer. Already leading by five strokes, Johnson banged his driver on the par 4, and it ended up within three inches of the cup. On Saturday he had holed a 70 yard downhill chip and, on the final day, he made it far easier for himself by blasting his tee shot all the way to the putting surface. He led by at least five shots over the final 11 holes. He rebounded strongly with the monster drive at the 12th and padded his lead with three straight birdies at Nos. He was consistent and impressive through all four rounds, shooting 69-68-66-65-268.

He now takes a week off before going to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship against another strong field, this one on the European Tour.

"If I can play like that every week, I'm going to win a lot of times", he said.

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

Recommended

  • Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

    Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

    Her lawyer, Joel Cohen, declined to comment prior to her arraignment, which was expected to occur within hours. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of NY , according to Richard Donoughue, interim U.S.
    James Franco Blocks Tommy Wiseau From Finally Getting His Golden Globes Moment

    James Franco Blocks Tommy Wiseau From Finally Getting His Golden Globes Moment

    Strangely, though, Franco didn't let the man who was the entire reason for the movie do any of the talking. Franco brought Wiseau onstage along with his brother Dave Franco , who co-stars in the film.
    Chelsea complete £15m signing of 'overwhelmed' Barkley from Everton

    Chelsea complete £15m signing of 'overwhelmed' Barkley from Everton

    No fee was given for Barkley, who has not played for fellow Premier League side Everton this season because of a hamstring injury.
  • Turkish TV airs Egypt intelligence tapes on Jerusalem

    Turkish TV airs Egypt intelligence tapes on Jerusalem

    In addition to the call with Megahed, three other audio recordings of strikingly similar telephone conversations with the same intelligence agent, Capt.
    Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

    Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

    And it will support a nationwide effort to boost donations, as January is National Blood Donor Month . Type B negative: The blood type that can be transfused to type B Rh-positive and negative patients.
    Rivals.com reporter Courtney Roland missing in Houston

    Rivals.com reporter Courtney Roland missing in Houston

    Anyone with information about her is asked to call the Houston Police Department's Missing Persons hotline at 832-394-1840. Houston police got a tip from a passeryby who spotted Roland under a bridge before 8:15 a.m. nearby time Monday.
  • Smoke billows from Trump Tower in NYC as fire injures 2

    Smoke billows from Trump Tower in NYC as fire injures 2

    Starting around 7 a.m., smoke billowed from one corner of the building for a while before most of it dissipated. A few remained on the roof about an hour later after the fire was brought under control, the fire service said.
    Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury

    Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury

    'I can't imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano, not at all, ' Zidane said prior to Real Madrid meeting with Celta Vigo . He spotted Navas off his line and chipped him from the edge of the area to make it 1-0.
    Danny Welbeck Starts - Arsenal Team vs Nottingham Forest Confirmed

    Danny Welbeck Starts - Arsenal Team vs Nottingham Forest Confirmed

    The FA have taken a dim view of Wenger's withering censure of Dean, but Nottingham Forest have at least seen the amusing side. Meanwhile, Wenger has hinted he will ring the changes after a busy schedule over the Christmas and the New Year.
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term

    Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term

    The CBI special judge had on December 23 acquitted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case. The presiding judge said, "An open jail is best for these people (convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming'".

    Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach

    The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons. When Jon Gruden returns to the Raiders as head coach, he will be bringing along Greg Olson as his offensive coordinator.
    Flu season has hospital census up

    Flu season has hospital census up

    Sharp said flu vaccines are offered through healthcare providers, county health departments, outpatient clinics and many pharmacies.

Sea of Thieves' closed beta starts at the end of January Sea of Thieves' closed beta starts at the end of January The game received a 20th March release date in December, and as it wrapped up alpha testing at the same time, the next step is a closed beta test.

Anushka returns to Mumbai, to begin work on Anand Rai's 'Zero' Anushka returns to Mumbai, to begin work on Anand Rai's 'Zero' And hence she got a sweet surprise from her co-star Shah Rukh Khan as she got back on the sets of her upcoming film Zero . Happy to be back on the film and back to work with my lovely co-stars and crew! Thank you for this floral welcome guys.

Reliance Jio Happy New Year 2018 offers Reliance Jio Happy New Year 2018 offers Reliance Jio will cut the prices of its plans with 1GB data per day by up to Rs. 60 as part of a new Happy New Year 2018 offer. All these data packs come with their similar offer of unlimited calls, SMS bundle, and access to Jio's bundle of applications.

U.S. searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017 U.S.  searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017 This means that anything that can not be accessed without a data connection is off-limits to police officers in a "basic" search. CBP, an agency part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), last updated the guidelines in August 2009.

Acer Swift 7 is just 8.9mm Acer Swift 7 is just 8.9mm The lineup will now include options powered by AMD's Ryzen mobile processors and Radeon RX 560 graphics cards. The Chromebook 11 will be available from £259 and will come to the United Kingdom in March 2018.

United States working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis United States  working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis On Friday, Pakistan criticized what it called " shifting goalposts " and said the USA suspension of aid was counter-productive. A super-power like the USA could get away with any blunder - that may also be its way of "balancing" equations in the region.

CES 2018: Viveport VR Overhauls Platform With Interactive Content Catalog CES 2018: Viveport VR Overhauls Platform With Interactive Content Catalog In addition to the improved screens the HTC Vive Pro will also feature integrated speakers for the first time. The sharper the image a headset can present, the more convincing the virtual environment is.

Charles Woodson to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame Charles Woodson to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame Beamer led Virginia Tech for almost three decades, winning 280 games in his coaching career, which ranks sixth in FBS history. Their accomplishments will be forever immortalized at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta .

Fired Google engineer who wrote controversial memo sues tech firm Fired Google engineer who wrote controversial memo sues tech firm In a press conference with his attorney on Monday, Damore said Google employees "felt like they couldn't talk about anything". Google terminated Gudeman in 2016 after he made comments suggesting a Muslim colleague had a link to terrorism.

NFL Looking Into Panthers' Handling Of Cam's Protocol NFL Looking Into Panthers' Handling Of Cam's Protocol He was replaced the next play, but as he made his way off the sideline he stubbled and needed help to get back up off the field. According to the policy, if the protocol was not properly followed, the team is subject to discipline.

Nokia 6 2018 Revealed, Featuring Major Upgrades Nokia 6 2018 Revealed, Featuring Major Upgrades The old Nokia 6 had capacitive buttons painted onto the front of the device, along with a center-mounted front fingerprint reader. The design has also been tweaked, with the fingerprint scanner moving to the back, navigation buttons being moved on-screen.

With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement Barbra Streisand is the only woman who has ever won the Golden Globes award for film directing in the show's 75 year history. It took a decade for another woman to occupy a slot, with Lost In Translation's Sofia Coppola earning a nod in 2003.

Golden Globes 2018: Emma Watson walks in all black Golden Globes 2018: Emma Watson walks in all black Many attending the Golden Globes were wearing black to protest sexual harassment . It's now Emma's turn and her generation to do that.

Saints defeat the Panthers 31-26, advance to NFC divisional round Saints defeat the Panthers 31-26, advance to NFC divisional round NOTES: Reggie Bush led members of the Saints' Super Bowl XLIV team onto the field just before the kickoff. Gano had made 29-of-30 kicks before that miss, and his only failed attempt had come from 55 yards out.

United Kingdom proposes 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups United Kingdom  proposes 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups The figure is much less than the 25p suggested by MPs as the sort of levy that would drive people to stop using the cups. Starbucks says that it has already tried to change consumer behaviour by discounting reusable cups at the point of sale.