Shanghai, China (4E Sports) – Dustin Johnson, considered one of the most naturally gifted golfers in the world, hopes for better things to come after his breakthrough victory at the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club.
The 29-year-old Johnson bagged the $1.2 million first prize after winning his World Golf Championships title by three shots over Ian Poulter.
Johnson carded a second straight six-under-par 66 to clinch his second PGA Tour title this year and first of the new 2013-14 season.
Now, Johnson is setting his eyes on one of the four major titles in the upcoming PGA season.
“This is the biggest win of my career and hopefully there are better things to come. A major is always the next step,” Johnson said.
“Am I suited best for one or the other? I don’t think so. I think they all suit me very well. If I play like I did this week, I’m going to win one for sure,” he added.
Johnson led by three shots going into the final round of the 2010 US Open before blowing up. The next year, he missed out on a playoff after getting a two-shot penalty at the last hole at the PGA Championship.
“I wish I would have had some of that a few times a few years ago, but you learn from your mistakes and try to get better from them,” he said. “I think I showed a lot of patience and a lot of discipline with clubs I picked and shot selection.”
Graeme McDowell finished third while Spain’s Sergio Garcia placed fourth after shooting a flawless nine-birdie 63 in the final round.
Justin Rose finished fifth while Rory McIlroy and Graham Delaet were tied for sixth place. Jamie Donaldson, Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer settled for a share of eighth spot.