Dustin Johnson almost aces 433-yard par 4 at Tournament of Champions

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Not all of it, anyway.

One shot defined the tournament - a drive on the 433-yard 12th hole that went 432 yards and 6 inches.

That's where Johnson delivered the signature moment in the first PGA Tour event of the new year. "So I knew it was going to be pretty good I just didn't think I was going to have a tap-in".

"When I'm out there playing the only thing I'm focused on is the shot that I got to hit next".

"I want a lot more wins". "I knew as long as I could keep doing that I was going to play well".

"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.

When informed how close it was by Golf Channel reporter Jim "Bones" Mackay, Johnson told him he caught it a little thin.

Playing in the last group, he produced an 8-under 65 for the best round of the tournament.

In Maui this week he had extended his lead to four shots after just three holes on Sunday.

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Johnson now has won in 11 straight seasons. "I wish I could say the same about my driver and putter".

The eight-shot margin of victory was his largest ever, and it was one short of the tournament record set by David Duval since this event moved to Kapalua in 1999. Earlier this week he said a historic eight wins or more season was possible and something to strive for. American Brian Harman edged out Matsuyama with 15-under for third.

Spain's Jon Rahm shot a four-under-par 69 and finished second at 16-under.

Prior to the Masters, Johnson won the Dell Technologies Match Play, the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and the WGC Mexico Championship.

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

Johnson claims he'd forgotten all about China until media reminded him of it.

That proved to be only more fuel for him.

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. "First I want to get to 20, then 30 and once there 40", he added.