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Watch: Dustin Johnson’s drive finishes inch short of albatross at Kapalua

LAHAINA, HI – JANUARY 07: Dustin Johnson plays a tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on January 7, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

By Joel Beall
During Saturday’s trek around Kapalua, Dustin Johnson’s drive on the par-4 sixth just missed hitting the flagstick, finishing 70 feet or so from the cup. On Sunday, the 33-year-old did one better.

On the 433-yard 12th, Johnson’s nuke off the tee ran onto the green. And kept running. And running. And running…until it stopped just an inch away from an albatross:

Starting to think this guy knows what he’s doing with the driver.

Perhaps it’s no surprise Johnson is lapping the field at the Tournament of Champions, holding a seven-shot advantage with just four holes to play. If he continues to bust out bombs like this, it’s going to be a long year for his competition.


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