Dustin Johnson had high hopes coming into the 97th PGA Championship held at Whistling Straits. After suffering a brutal two-stroke penalty in 2010 that kept him out of a playoff on this very course, Johnson was looking to rebound and claim the first major win of his career. Unfortunately Johnson’s drive on the first hole of his final round found the sand on the right side of the fairway. He then flew the green and took four more swings to get out of a bunker. At this point, Nick Faldo summed up Johnson’s performance by saying, “I don’t want to watch anymore.” Who could blame him?
Johnson finished the hole with an eight and dropped into a tie for 21st.
He bounced back with a birdie on the second, but gave it right back on the third with a bogey. Barring a miracle, DJ’s hopes of winning a major tournament at Whistling Straits are done this year.
Update: Dustin Johnson seems to have calmed down and has improved his score. He won’t be able to catch the leaders, but this is a step in the right direction after a horrible start.