Dustin Johnson can hit a golf ball to places most players would never even consider. When he’s playing well, that’s usually a good thing, leading on-course announcers to describe the area in which one of DJ’s massive drives as the “divot-free zone,” meaning that no one else is hitting their second shots from where he is.
However, with that kind of firepower, when things get a bit loose, Johnson can find himself in some new and interesting places. Still trying to regain his pre-Masters form this week at the RBC Canadian Open, DJ is close to getting back into those divot-free zones in the short grass, but he’s not firing on all cylinders just yet.
Case in point: No. 10 at Glen Abbey Golf Club during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open. Golfweek.com’s Kevin Casey breaks down Johnson’s wayward shot and his hilarious rules inquiry.
From the parking lot?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 27, 2017
Dustin Johnson knows how to ask the entertaining question.
The World No. 1 launched a drive at Glen Abbey’s par-4 10th well left during his opening round at the RBC Canadian Open. So far left in fact, that the ball came to rest just inches from a parking lot.
Play was suspended at 3:45 p.m. Eastern due to lightning thereafter, so relief away from the parking lot will have to wait. But the delay did not come before Johnson asked a pretty amusing question about a potential alternative … “Can I have that car moved?”
DJ ended up having to take relief and it cost him. Instead of a relatively unencumbered second shot, Johnson had to find his nearest point of relief, which happened to be in between a few trees. Despite a valiant effort that found a greenside bunker, DJ wasn’t able to get up and down, costing him a stroke.
Johnson signed for a 5-under par 67 that put him three shots back of a host of players including Ollie Schniederjans, Kevin Chappell and Matt Every. Here are the first-round highlights from the PGA Tour.
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