Dustin Johnson, after settling for 3 true pars on a overhauled 12th hole during TPC Sawgrass, finally carded a birdie in Sunday’s final turn on what many believed would be an entertaining, drivable par-4 during The Players Championship. The universe No. 1 did not accurately take a approach trail to a 3 on a 302-yarder that would assistance him finish with his initial sub-70 turn of this year’s tournament.
For sure, a longest actor off a tee on a PGA Tour gave it a go, though yanked his expostulate into spectators on a mountain in a left rough. That left a fraudulent downhill representation shot over a water, though DJ was adult to a task, adhering his turn tighten for a tap-in birdie.
That was not Johnson’s usually prominence on his approach to a 4-under 68, to compare his best measure during a eventuality (first round, 2014, and final round, 2016) and symbol only a third time in 30 rounds he pennyless 70. With 71-73-74 in his initial 3 rounds, he got his Mother’s Day started with a 50-foot putt for eagle on a par-5 second.
Johnson, a reigning U.S. Open champion, appears on lane for subsequent month’s pretension invulnerability during Erin Hills after only blank out to Brian Harman by one shot during final week’s Wells Fargo Championship. Not too bad after holding 4 weeks off following a withdrawal from a Masters in Apr with a bruise back.