Dustin Johnson thought he had it. The fist pump after sinking a 43-foot birdie putt on eighteen was that of man many thought was destined to win the day. But this is golf. Anything can happen.
The first playoff hole found Dustin with co-leader Jon Rahm back on the eighteenth green with a makable par putt. Rahm, on the other hand, was sixty-six feet away with a ski slope in front of him.
He putted left, hit the slope perfectly, and watched the ball break right. The ball hit the hole dead center and dropped into the bottom of the cup. Johnson n.ever had a chance.
These are the moments. I’ve had horrible days on the golf course that were highlighted by good shots. Rahm and Johnson had great rounds and finished with out-of-this-world putts.
The game is won and lost inside 100 yards. If you can chip and putt, you’ll do okay. We can’t all drive the ball 300 yards, but practice will give you a decent short game. Watch this:
Not the Longest in History
A sixty-six footer is pretty impressive, but it’s not the longest in PGA tournament history. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Jack Nicklaus holds that world professional record with his 110-footer at the 1964 Tournament of Champions.
We couldn’t find any footage on the record holder, but we did find the video below, which took place in 2010 at the Senior PGA Championship. The site was Harbor Shores Country Club on Lake Michigan, a course that Jack designed. This is hilarious. Enjoy.