The Tournament of Champions, had a slow start, and ended with an accelerated player finish. Dustin Johnson takes it, in a third start to the tournament. Delays based on gusty weather, on the Island of Maui, forced three elective restarts by event officials.
Jan. 8, Bloomberg News, Johnson told PGA officials, "A couple of bad drives cost me a few shots but, other than that, I played really good golf.”
The weather delays created a hurry-up pace to complete the tournament and move on to the Sony Open Hawaii, for some of the golfers. Dustin Johnson is thriving at this faster pace.
Johnson told PGA officials at the start of the day, "I've still got 18 more holes of golf. It wouldn't matter if it was 72 holes or 54. (Tuesday) is still the last round and there's 18 holes to play, so got to get the job done."
Steve Stricker, hangs-in behind Johnson. Stricker is struggled with lower back pain, but kept pace, behind Johnson