On Tuesday at Kapalua, things seemed to be falling apart for Dustin Johnson. He had hit two errant tee shots in a matter of fives holes that had cost him four shots and narrowed his lead over Steve Stricker to just one.
That was until the 14th hole, when Johnson unleashed his new R1 TaylorMade driver near the front of the green and chipped in for two, giving him the cushion he had needed to get through the next four holes and win the first PGA Tour tournament of 2013.
How big was this win for Johnson? Well everyone wants to get that first trophy of the new season as fast as possible, and it is the first time since Tiger Woods came onto the tour that someone has won at least one tournament in his first six seasons on tour. Johnson is the real deal and when the putter is hot like it was in Hawaii, the field better hope the weather does something funky.