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.
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.
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David Feherty summed up the moment after Johnson shocked himself and the commentary team.
Watch the moment here:
DJ reminding us all that even the best can hit a Tom Hanks (Shank) every now and then. Shanks for coming!— Flushing It (@flushingitgolf) May 12, 2023
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: