What Dustin Johnson said after winning Sentry Tournament of Champions

LAHAINA, HI - JANUARY 07: Dustin Johnson of the United States celebrates on the 18th green after winning during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 7, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

What Dustin Johnson said after winning Sentry Tournament of Champions

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What Dustin Johnson said after winning Sentry Tournament of Champions

Dustin Johnson ran away with an eight-shot victory Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Here’s the best of what the World No. 1 had to say after his domination at the Plantation Course at Kapalua:

On his confidence Sunday in closing out a win:

“I knew I was playing well and it’s a golf course I’m really comfortable on and I felt like I’ve really been driving it well this week. I put the new (TaylorMade) M4 in last week and I’d really been driving it well. So I knew as long as I could keep doing that, then I was going to play well.”

On how he made sure he wouldn’t repeat blowing a lead, like the six-shot one he let go recently at WGC-HSBC Champions:

“After China where I struggled a little bit on Sunday, I didn’t want that to happen again. Even when I made the turn, I think I was at 20 under, I told myself my goal is to get it to 25. I kind of just kept the pedal down making the turn and played really well again on the backside too.”

On his current high belief in his driver:

“Last year, I drove it pretty well, I thought I was driving it pretty good. But with this new driver and this new technology, we’ve got the Twist Face in there, my misses they’re … barely offline. I got a lot of confidence in it. Even in all these crosswinds, I felt like I got no worries about where the ball’s going to go. It’s going right where I’m looking every time and that’s a good feeling for me.”

On what this win sets up for 2018:

“I got off to a great start and I want to keep it going. I’ve still got a lot of work to do, I feel like I can still improve a lot throughout the bag and the iron game wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked it to be. But everything’s going in the right direction.”

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