Johnson Bags Fifth Career Victory at Sony Open
Honululu, Hawaii – American Zach Johnson’s two shot victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii , played on the shores of Waikiki beach, makes for a total of five wins for the former Masters champion. His way to victory came by outlasting David Tom, who won the Sony Open three years ago and Adam Scott, with a two shot lead promptly followed by a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole for the win.
Johnson and Tom first crossed paths as partners at the President’s Cup in Montreal, where Toms made a birdie in a match that eventually resulted to a foursome victory. The two met again at the Accenture Match Championship, where Toms defeated Johnson despite playing with a bad back that eventually caused him to withdraw from the championship the next day.
Johnson ended the match with a 15 –under 265 and bagged the $972,000 purse for his fifth career victory. A well-played match can also be credited to Adam Scott, who shot a 30 on the back nine despite playing while still recuperating from a recent knee injury. However, Scott dropped out of the race the minute he left a 10-putt birdie on the grain short on the 17th hole.
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