Hyundai Tournament of Champions

  • Plantation Course, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii January 4th - January 9th
  • Par: 73

Completed

Round 3 Concluded

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  • Last Updated: Wednesday January 9 2013, 00:12 GMT

Dustin Johnson began his year in supreme style with victory in the first PGA tournament of 2013 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Dustin Johnson: Won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Dustin Johnson: Won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Overnight leader Johnson carded 16 under par overall to finish four strokes ahead of Steve Stricker in Hawaii, where the tournament was reduced to three rounds as a result of the freak weather.

Play had been delayed for three days because of winds of up to 50mph, which meant two rounds had to be completed yesterday.

The events have not fazed American Johnson, who began the day with a three-shot lead before sealing success with an impressive five-under-par 68.

The American looked to be cruising to victory when he birdied three of his first eight holes, although he dropped back to one under for the day with a double-bogey at the par-four 13th.

Any doubts over Johnson's mindset were erased, however, when he eagled the next hole and picked up further shots at the 15th and 18th for good measure.

Stricker, who was in danger of not completing at the Plantation Course in Kapalua having not yet recovered from shooting pains down his left side which he has felt for the past month, finished a credible second after a fine 69 today.

Brandt Snedeker was two shots further back after also going round in four under par, while last year's Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2011 US PGA winner Keegan Bradley finished joint fourth on nine under.

Collated final round scores & totals

(USA unless stated, par 73):

203 Dustin Johnson 69 66 68

207 Steve Stricker 71 67 69

209 Brandt Snedeker 70 70 69

210 Keegan Bradley 71 69 70, Bubba Watson 70 69 71

211 Rickie Fowler 70 74 67, Tommy Gainey 72 69 70

212 Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70 72 70

214 Ian Poulter (Eng) 71 74 69, Matt Kuchar 74 71 69

215 Webb Simpson 72 72 71, Mark Wilson 69 76 70

216 Nick Watney 69 73 74, J J Henry 71 74 71, Scott Stallings 72 74 70, Scott Piercy 72 71 73, Johnson Wagner 72 72 72

218 Jason Dufner 72 77 69, Zach Johnson 74 72 72, Ben Curtis 70 76 72, John Huh 73 71 74, Jonas Blixt (Swe) 72 74 72

221 Bill Haas 71 75 75, Marc Leishman (Aus) 75 75 71, Charlie Beljan 71 75 75

223 Hunter Mahan 72 77 74, Ted Potter, Jr. 75 75 73

225 George McNeill 79 73 73, Ryan Moore 72 77 76

230 Kyle Stanley 78 80 72