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Johnson Wins Wind-Delayed PGA Tour Opener

  • Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Dustin Johnson hits out of the woods on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Steve Stricker, right, is helped out of a steep wooded area by Dustin Johnson after the two searched for Johnson's errant ball on the 13th hole during the final round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Steve Stricker reacts after missing a putt on the third hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Dustin Johnson tees off on the second hole during the third and final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Brandt Snedeker tees off on the first hole during the third and final round at the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Kapalua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kapalua, Hawaii — Dustin Johnson ended a windy week with a wild ride yesterday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season.

Despite hitting two drives into native areas, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua. He closed with a 5-under 68 for a four-shot victory over Steve Stricker in the Tournament of Champions.

The tournament that didn’t start until the fourth day because of a powerful wind finally ended with a guy who overpowered the Plantation Course.

Johnson won for the sixth straight season, and he added this peculiar footnote to his record — he now has won the last three 54-hole events that were reduced to 54 holes because of the weather.

Keegan Bradley shot a 70.

Football

ESPN Apologizes for Musburger’s Comments

Palm Beach, Fla. — While Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was busy winning a national championship, his girlfriend was attracting just as much attention.

Early in Alabama’s rout of Notre Dame in Monday night’s BCS Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium, ESPN cameras locked in on Katherine Webb, McCarron’s girlfriend and the current Miss Alabama.

As did Brent Musburger. After calling her a “lovely lady,” the 73-year-old play-by-play man gushed over the brunette beauty queen wearing McCarron’s No. 10 jersey.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” Musburger, a Jupiter, Fla., resident, said to color commentator Kirk Herbstreit. “What a beautiful woman.”

“Wow!” replied Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback.

Musburger: “Woah!”

Herbstreit: “A.J.’s doing some things right down there in Tuscaloosa.”

Musburger: “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throwing it around in the backyard with Pop.”

Yesterday afternoon, ESPN apologized for Musburger’s comments. “We always try to capture interesting storylines, and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test,” a spokesman said in a statement. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”

Showcasing athletes’ family members during sporting events is commonplace. Webb, 23, was sitting with members of the McCarron family, including his mother, Dee Dee Bonner.

Jaguars Hire GM

Jacksonville, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to hire Atlanta director of player personnel David Caldwell as general manager, charging him with turning around one of the league’s worst teams.

His first move will be deciding the fate of coach Mike Mularkey.

Owner Shad Khan tabbed Caldwell yesterday, a day after a third interview. FoxSports.com first reported the hire, saying the two sides are negotiating financial terms.

■ The Arizona Cardinals chose to stay in-house with the promotion of Steve Keim to general manager as the search for a new head coach goes on. The 40-year-old Keim has worked for the franchise for 14 years. He joined the Cardinals in 1999 as a scout, became director of college scouting in 2006 and director of player personnel in 2008 before being named vice president for player personnel last year.

Jets Fire Coordinator

Florham Park, n.j. — Tony Sparano was fired yesterday as the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator after one season in which the offense ranked among the league’s worst.

Sparano was hired last March to replace Brian Schottenheimer and take over an offense that struggled mightily. Instead, the former Miami Dolphins head coach wasn’t able to jumpstart the running game or figure out a way to use Tim Tebow consistently as the Jets finished 30th in the NFL in total offense.

Cowboys’ Ryan Fired

Arlington, Texas — Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been fired after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.

Ryan was let go yesterday, a day after running backs coach Skip Peete was fired. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced the move in a release.

Ryan spent two seasons with the Cowboys after he was fired two years into the same job in Cleveland. Dallas missed the playoffs both years with Ryan.

Baseball

Rangers Add DH

Arlington, Texas — Lance Berkman chose the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in likely the last stop of his career.

The Rangers completed an $11 million, one-year deal with Berkman on Monday after the slugger passed a physical.

Berkman gets a $10 million salary this year. There is a $12 million club option for 2014 would become a guaranteed $13 million if he has 550 plate appearances this season. There is also a $1 million buyout for the second year.

Berkman provides the potential big bat for the middle of the lineup the Rangers were seeking after losing slugger Josh Hamilton in free agency and trading Michael Young to Philadelphia.

Mike Napoli remains a free agent, but isn’t expected to return to Texas.

The switch-hitting Berkman also adds some versatility to a lineup filled with right-handers. He has a .307 average left-handed and .260 right-handed.