Zach Johnson avoids mistakes and wins 1st PGA Tour event of the year at Kapalua

07.01.2014 - 02:32
Zach Johnson open new year with win in Hawaii
by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press - 6 January 2014 20:32-05:00

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Zach Johnson pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine to shoot a 7-under 66 to win the Tournament of Champions on Monday.

Johnson finished one shot ahead of Jordan Spieth, who birdied the last two holes for a 69.

It was Johnson's third win in his last six starts and his 11th career title on the U.S. PGA Tour.

Since his rookie year in 2004, only Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have won more.

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