Tag Archives: Dustin Johnson

Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For all the pre-championship hype over distance being such a ginormous advantage at the Old Course, turns out the Open was won with good old-fashioned grit. Many (including yours truly) predicted that Dustin Johnson would overpower the Old Course with his jaw-dropping drives, but it was another Johnson who ended up hoisting the Claret Jug — Zach, of course.

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Jul
19
2015

jordan spieth

Benign conditions yielded low scores at St Andrews in the third round of the Open Championship. Who took advantage and went low? Lots. Who didn’t? Just a few. All in all, Monday at the Old Course is set up for a fantastic final round and hopefully a spectacular ending to the best major of the year (IMHO).

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Jul
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

David Duval turned back the clock Saturday morning at St Andrews. Playing in the first group out, Duval, who is better known these days for his commentary as a Golf Channel analyst than as a professional golfer, posted a fine five-under 67 — the lowest score at the Open since he carded the same number in the final round of his lone major title — under optimal scoring conditions. 

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Jul
18
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Thing is, you probably won’t. Dustin Johnson is dusting the Old Course and isn’t showing any signs of letting up. He’s overpowering St Andrews and the only person who can probably beat him is himself. Unless he gets in his own way as he has in four previous majors, look for Johnson only to extend his lead in the third round Sunday (yep, it’s officially a Monday finish after yet another long delay on Saturday due to gale-force winds), which will make him nearly impossible to beat at the 144th Open Championship.

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Jul
17
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Torrential downpour delayed the second round of the Open Championship by three hours and 14 minutes. Small ponds formed around the Old Course’s fairways and greens — a weird sight to see at a links course. The grounds crew worked frantically squeegeeing and pumping the standing water to make the course playable. With the rain easing off, the R&A announced that play would resume at 10:00am local time. However, that called for a long day for all, with first-round leader Dustin Johnson not teeing off until 5:48pm, alongside Jordan Spieth, the Masters and U.S. Open champion, and Hideki Matsuyama.

Weather you like it or not, here are winners and losers from Friday at St Andrews. (#sorrynotsorry)
 

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Jul
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Grand-slam hype? Jetlag? Lack of experience at the Old Course? No big deal to overcome any odds stacked against you if you’re 21-year-old Jordan Spieth.

Spieth got off to a splendid start in his quest to win three consecutive majors, posting a five-under 67 in the first round of the Open Championship at St Andrews. Was there ever any doubt that the winner of this year’s Masters and U.S. Open would deliver? Not really.

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Jul
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

If you ever had any doubt that Dustin Johnson wouldn’t bounce back right away after his disappointing finish at the U.S. Open, then you obviously don’t follow golf very closely. He’s a different kind of beast, which is only to his benefit as a professional golfer. Johnson, who isn’t the most introspective person in the world, doesn’t have the DNA to hold onto scar tissue, nor does he really mull over letdowns.

Johnson proved that in the first round of the Open Championship and continued his strong play from Chambers Bay, bringing it to St Andrews and posting a seven-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead (which will probably still hold at the end of the day, with the afternoon wave battling tougher conditions).

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Jul
15
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

The Open Championship is usually the toughest major to pick the correct winner or top finishers, but it’s more or less easier when it’s played at the Old Course. It’s no secret that the Old Course at St Andrews favors bombers — just look at the most recent past champions: Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods and John Daly.

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Jul
13
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Dustin Johnson insists it didn’t take long for him to get over the disappointment from the U.S. Open, where he had a 12-footer for eagle to win outright and a four-footer on the 72nd hole to tie Jordan Spieth and force an 18-hole playoff the following Monday. Johnson missed both putts and settled with a share of runner-up honors.

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Jul
13
2015

Apologies for not being able to post the full Thursday and Friday pairings and tee times for the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews, but the R&A doesn’t have them in a text version, but you can find the list in its entirety here.

Let’s take a look at some of the best and most intriguing groupings for the first round (all times local).

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