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Dustin Johnson cruises to eight-shot win at Tournament of Champions

Dustin Johnson cruises to eight-shot win at Tournament of Champions

A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an eight-under-par 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

In a field that featured the top five players in the world, Johnson made a strong opening statement that a No. 1 ranking he has held for nearly a year might be difficult to take away.

Johnson stretched a two-shot lead to six shots at the turn, then delivered the biggest moment of the week with a drive on the par-4 12th hole that stopped six inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle. He also drove the par-4 14th hole.

He finished at 24-under 268. The eight-shot margin of victory was his largest ever, and it...

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