WATCH: David Feherty cracks joke after Dustin Johnson hits brutal hosel rocket!

Dustin Johnson hit a brutal shank during the opening round of LIV Golf Tulsa. 

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Sat, 13 May 2023
WATCH: David Feherty cracks joke after Dustin Johnson hits brutal hosel rocket!

As most golf fans are aware, Dustin Johnson is one of the best players on the planet.

The world rankings suggest he has had a dramatic loss of form but that topic, we would posit, is more than yawn-worthy at this point. 

Still, it was surprising to see this shot from Johnson, who is leading his 4 Aces at this week's LIV Golf event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

I mean, we absolutely are not accustomed to writing the words: Dustin Johnson hits a brutal shank

But here we are. The moment came in the opening round and the 38-year-old, who is married to Paulina Gretzky, was playing No. 6 at Cedar Ridge Country Club. 

Related: R1 report from Tulsa

David Feherty summed up the moment after Johnson shocked himself and the commentary team. 

"That's an endangered species in his game..." 

Watch the moment here: 

Johnson managed to limit the damage after the hosel rocket and scribbled down a bogey four at the par-3. 

He went on a blistering run from No. 13, carding five birdies in a row. By the end, he carded a 7-under 63 opening round which was only two strokes back of the early leader Branden Grace. 

Johnson said of his round:

"Well, I had a really good warmup and got off to a decent start, and through the middle of the round got a little squirrelly, just wasn't driving it too well, hit a really bad tee shot on 6 or 7, one of those holes.
"No, [I was] swinging well, and then just on the back nine drove it better and hit it close. I made a couple putts."

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