If Johnson's ball had have rolled that extra six inches, he would have been just the second person in PGA history to hit a hole-in-one on a par four, following Andrew Magee at TPC Scottsdale in 2001. "I know exactly where I want it to come down out of the air and it did", Johnson said. "I was really driving it well this week".
Dustin Johnson produced an early contender for the best drive of 2018 as he came within six inches of making a hole-in-one albatross.
Perhaps it's no surprise Johnson is lapping the field at the Tournament of Champions, holding a seven-shot advantage with just four holes to play.
"If I keep playing good, keep working, keep learning about myself, I just need to keep getting better scores without my A game like I have this week", Rahm said.
1 - This was a 17th PGA Tour victory for Johnson who has strengthened his position as the World's Number 1 golfer.
"I hit it a little thin", Dustin Johnson said. "Whether I win or lose".
When he was in this sort of mood a year ago he won three straight events at the Genesis Open, World Golf Championships - Mexico Championship and the World Golf Championships - Dell Match Play.
Past year he enjoyed a purple patch during which he won three successive tournaments - the Genesis Open, WGC Mexico Championship and WGC Dell Matchplay. Johnson has a short memory, and he never thought about China until it was mentioned to him on Saturday. "If my mind's wandering and thinking about other things, then I'm not going to have a good day", Johnson said. He also won in 2013 when it was shortened to 54 holes because of wind so strong the start of the tournament was delayed for three days.
Johnson went 66-65 on the weekend.
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