Tag Archives: Dustin Johnson

Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

My housemates Shane Ryan, Teddy Greenstein and Jon McCarthy and I gathered around the table one last time late Sunday evening (or early Monday morning) to reflect on the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Dustin Johnson’s disappointing 72nd hole and Jordan Spieth, who now is halfway to the grand slam.

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Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

As Jordan Spieth walked off the 18th green at Chambers Bay on Sunday, he slapped his hands together loudly out of frustration. He thought he had just lost the U.S. Open, which would have been his second straight major title, after he missed his 15-footer for eagle, settling for a tap-in birdie. However, it wasn’t necessarily the putt that he was bemoaning, rather the double-bogey he had made on the penultimate hole, the par-3 17th, following a 30-footer he drained for birdie on the par-4 16th.

But it clearly wasn’t over yet.

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Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Shocking. Heartbreaking. Appalling. Those are just a few adjectives to describe the atmosphere around the 18th green after Dustin Johnson missed a three-footer for birdie to tie Jordan Spieth at five-under for the championship and miss out on an 18-hole playoff the following day to go head-to-head for the U.S. Open title.

My God. Did that really just happen? The fans in the largest-ever grandstands surrounding the 72nd hole murmured and gasped in horror. No one knew what to say or think.

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Jun
18
2015
By Nicole Gaddie under US Open

 

Last week, Dustin Johnson withdrew from the PGA FedEx St. Jude Classic, due to “illness.”

“Maybe it [was] the heat or something. I just wasn’t feeling well,” Johnson said.

He had also bogeyed his first three holes and turned in a 38 on the front nine.

But let’s go with the heat theory.

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Jun
18
2015

Henrik Stenson is always quick with the wit, making him one of the favorites with the media when he’s in the interview room (and you’ll see why hopefully after reading this post). Well, lucky for us, Stenson fired an impressive five-under 65 to kick off the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. The Swede holed a 15-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to put an exclamation on his round and to take a share of the early lead with Dustin Johnson.

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Jun
17
2015

Thank God, it’s finally Wednesday evening the first tee ball will be struck in less than 12 hours. I don’t know about you, but I’m fatigued with all the pre-tourney hype and all the unknowns of this unprecedented U.S. Open at Chambers Bay — long hitters will have an advantage, but wait, they may not; good iron players will play well or maybe not; great lag putters will perform well or perhaps not; and so on and so forth. You get the point.

Either way, I spoke with a bunch of players about their thoughts on the course. I also walked with Matt Every, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman and Steve Marino in their practice round on the back nine Wednesday afternoon (which took three friggin’ hours because the group ahead of them ).

Here’s what I’ve learned the past couple of days, along with some interesting tidbits. Read on, my friends.

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Jun
15
2015

2015 U.S. Open

As you all know (I hope), the U.S. Open is this week at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Below, you’ll find some betting odds courtesy of Bovada.

I’m not a betting expert, but here are the five players I’d put my money on. 

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Mar
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson posted a final-round three-under 69, nine-under total, to overcome a five-shot deficit entering the final round to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by a stroke over J.B. Holmes.

Johnson, one of the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour, used his power, fine ballstriking and a hot putter (on the back nine) to tame the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral for his ninth-career victory on Tour, which vaults him to no. 7 in the world rankings. This is arguably the most significant win in the 30 year old’s career for a variety of reasons.

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