WINNER’S CLUBS: Winning never gets old and Dustin Johnson continued his winning ways from 2017 into 2018.
Johnson walked away from the winner’s only field as the closest competitor, Jon Rahm, finished eight-shots back. “I put the new M4 Driver in play this week and I drove it really straight.
I don’t think I ever hit one bad drive all week. So for me, that was the big key this week, is driving. I drove it really well,” Johnson said afterwards. “If I’m driving it well, I get a lot of wedge shots from the fairway.
And so if I can hit some good shots with the wedges I’m going to play well. All my birdies (23) were pretty close to the hole. I don’t think I made a putt outside 10 feet all week. Last year I thought I was driving it pretty good. But with this new driver and new technology, we got the Twist Face in there.
“My misses are barely offline. So I got a lot of confidence in it. Even in all these crosswinds, I felt like I got no worries about where the ball’s going to go. It’s going right where I’m looking every time and that’s a good feeling for me.”
Johnson, 33, has now won at least one PGA TOUR event in 11 consecutive seasons, dating back to his rookie season in 2008, the longest active streak on TOUR. His win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions is his 17th on TOUR. Here is what Dustin Johnson used to win the 2018 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
- Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees)
- Fairway Metal: TaylorMade M4 (HL, 16.5 degrees)
- Irons: TaylorMade P-790, TaylorMade P-730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
- Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 and 60 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (64 degrees)
- Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black
- Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
TaylorMade M4 drivers will be available from Golfgeardirect.co.uk in February.