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January 8, 2013

With a victory at the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions


Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii (January 8, 2013)

Dustin Johnson (1)

Birthdate: June 22, 1984                       

Birthplace/Resides: Columbia, SC/Myrtle Beach, SC

Family: Single

Height/Weight: 6-4, 190

College: Coastal Carolina University

Turned Pro: 2007

Joined TOUR: 2008

  • Earns his 7th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 28 years, 6 months and 17 days in his 120th career start on TOUR.
  • Becomes the first player since Tiger Woods (1996-2001) to win in six consecutive years straight out of college (2008-13).
  • Has won at least one PGA TOUR event in each of the last six seasons, the second-longest active streak on TOUR behind only Phil Mickelson’s nine (2004-12).
  • Wins for the third time in as many tries in 54-hole events on the PGA TOUR (2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 2011 The Barclays, 2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am).
  • Has won the last three 54-hole events on the PGA TOUR.
  • Extends exempt PGA TOUR status through 2016.
  • Take the early lead in the FedExCup standings with 500 points.
  • Victory was set up after playing six practice rounds at The Plantation Course before the start of the event.
  • After missing last year’s event with an injury, wins in his fourth start at the tournament (11th-2009, T16-2010, T9-2011, 1-2013).
  • Becomes the third-consecutive American winner of the event (Jonathan Byrd/2011, Steve Stricker/2012). Prior to 2011, the Hyundai produced nine consecutive international winners.
  • Wins for the second time in four attempts when carrying the lead into the final round on TOUR (2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am).
  • Wins in the first Tuesday finish on the PGA TOUR since Ben Curtis won the 2006 Booz Allen Classic.
  • Records the 31st top-10 and 50th top-25 finish of his career.
  •  2013 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 1-1-1-1

 

Steve Stricker (2)

Birthdate: February 23, 1967                 

Birthplace/Resides: Edgerton, WI/Madison, WI

Family: Wife, Nicki; Bobbi Maria (8/31/98), Isabella Nicole (5/10/06)

Height/Weight: 6-0, 190

College: University of Illinois

Turned Pro: 1990

Joined TOUR: 1994

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  • Earns his 13th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 45 years, 10 months and 16 days in his 417th career start on TOUR.Successfully defends his title from a year ago at a tournament with a recent history of defending champions doing well (Stuart Appleby won in 2004, 2005 and 2006; Geoff Ogilvy won in 2009 and 2010).
  • Becomes the first player to successfully defend a title on the PGA TOUR since he performed the feat at the 2009-11 John Deere Classic.
  • Remains the oldest winner of the event (achieved the first time a year ago).
  • Becomes the third-consecutive American winner of the event (Jonathan Byrd/2011, Stricker/2012/2013). Prior to 2011, the Hyundai produced nine consecutive international winners.
  • Has won at least one PGA TOUR event in each of the last five seasons, equaling Dustin Johnson for the second-best streak on the PGA TOUR (Phil Mickelson/9).
  • Records his 10th win (out of 13) since turning 40.
  • Extends exempt PGA TOUR status through 2018.
  • Take the early lead in the FedExCup standings with 500 points.
  • Wins in his seventh start at the event (T27-1997, 25-2002, 2-2008, T10-2010, T4-2011, 1-2012, 1-2013).
  • Wins in the first Tuesday finish on the PGA TOUR since Ben Curtis won the 2006 Booz Allen Classic.
  • Was the only player in the 30-man field this week who competed in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions when it was held at La Costa Country Club in Carlsbad, CA, before moving to Hawaii in 1999.
  • Records the 94th top-10 and 177th top-25 finish of his career.
  • 2013 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 1-1-1-1 

 

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