SHANGHAI - America’s Dustin Johnson shook off a two-pronged European attack Sunday to secure $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions. Johnson finished on a tournament record 24-under par of 264, three ahead of England’s Ian Poulter and four ahead of Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. The trio all shot final rounds of six-under par 66, in a display of golf of the highest quality. All three thrilled the galleries by rattling home a succession of birdie putts at the par-five 14th and Johnson said that was the turning point. “I drove in the rough and hit it just short of the green. I then hit a very poor wedge and left it 20-foot short. Graeme made about a 50-footer and for me to make the next one, especially since Poulter was already in there for birdie, I think that was the big turning point.”–AFP