HSBC Champions

A near ace and a big win for Dustin Johnson at Kapalua

Dustin Johnson hit one of the best shots he never saw.

Not all of it, anyway.

The Sentry Tournament of Champions had reached that stage where all that was left to decide was the margin by which Johnson would win. He had a two-shot lead to start the final round at Kapalua, stretched to six shots at the turn and was leading by five when he reached the 343-yard 12th hole, where the final 120 yards are down the a steep hill with the Pacific Ocean on the horizon.

That's where Johnson delivered the signature moment in the first PGA Tour event of the new year.

He knew his drive was good when he hit it. What he missed was the ball catching the right bounce to feed it...