It was one of those bizarre days at Doral– we saw clouds, glimpses of sun, short bursts of torrential showers and swirling winds, with gusts up to 31mph (felt like it was constant!). The outcome? Pure carnage for most of the WGC-Cadillac Championship field, especially on the par-4 18th, where the scoring average was 4.743, higher than three of the par-5s (Nos. 1, 10 12).
Well, as you can see in the clip here, Dustin Johnson’s tee shot epitomized the first round’s wackiness, along with the perils. Johnson pushed his drive far right, incidentally directly at Golf Channel’s TV crane and the guy in the air operating the camera. Well, the guy managed to keep his cool and track the ball until it struck the crane and dropped below. Well done, sir.