Dustin Johnson dons Wayne Gretzky jersey, takes share of lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson got into a hockey — and family — suggestion on a par-3 seventh hole during Glen Abbey.

The top-ranked Johnson pulled on an Edmonton Oilers jersey with “Gretzky 99” on a behind Wednesday before teeing off on a hole in a Canadian Open pro-am. Johnson is intent to Wayne Gretzky’s daughter Paulina.

“I get a lot of fans adult here, interjection to Wayne. Thanks, Wayne, we conclude that,” Johnson said. “I get a lot of fans, and it’s great. It’s always fun to play for a large crowd, to have them entertaining we on.”

Johnson was speedy to welcome his extended family’s competition of choice during Glen Abbey’s seventh hole, that has a tee box surrounded by hockey play and contest volunteers stationed during a hole wearing referees’ stripes.

“I’m certain Wayne had something to do with it,” Johnson said. “They wanted us to wear a favorite hockey jersey when we strike a shot on No. 7, so we had a Gretzky jersey on.”

Johnson tops a margin along with two-time fortifying champion Jhonattan Vegas, U.S. Open leader Brooks Koepka, two-time Canadian Open champion Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson and Tommy Fleetwood.

Johnson will play alongside Watson and Canadian Adam Hadwin a initial dual rounds.

Hadwin donned a goalie’s facade and helmet when he strike on No. 7.

“It’s always sparkling to come behind in to Canada and play,” Hadwin said. “They adore golf adult here. They adore ancillary Canadians. I’m unequivocally only unapproachable to paint them.”

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