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Dustin Johnson would win a rain-shortened event


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#1 nkk5019

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

I don't dislike Dustin Johnson but it was ironic how a 54-Hole Golfer won a 54 hole event. Whether it's bad luck or blocked/shanked 4 irons, the man who can't close a tourney found himself in a situation where be didn't need to.  And he's laughing all the way home with a Fed Ex victory and a fat paycheck.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

View Postnkk5019, on 27 August 2011 - 02:53 PM, said:

I don't dislike Dustin Johnson but it was ironic how a 54-Hole Golfer won a 54 hole event. Whether it's bad luck or blocked/shanked 4 irons, the man who can't close a tourney found himself in a situation where be didn't need to.  And he's laughing all the way home with a Fed Ex victory and a fat paycheck.
It's not like he can control the weather.....and he's not the first golfer to ever win a rain shortened 54 hole event..maybe they should just play it out in hurricane conditions...what a great idea.... not :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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#3 nkk5019

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:03 PM

No I don't advocate that at all. And I give him credit for a fantastic front 9. But it just played out nicely for a guy who has a rocky history on Sundays

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

Ok well Dustin happens to be a friend of mine, and let's see how well you would do in these tournaments. Do you know how hard it is to win on Tour, let alone a major? Yes, US Open last year was a choke, but the PGA was an accident. No one knew he was in a bunker. It doesnt matter if someone wins in 72 or 54 holes as long as they are on top at the end of the tournament then they win, end of story.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:16 PM

Dj has won at least one tournament every year since he came out on tour.
Only other player is Tiger. (until that thanksgiving wkend)
Mad congrats to DJ.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

Not to question his accomplishments at all.  I followed him today on the course at plainfield for a few holes, and he was all over it.  Just killing it in everyway.  

Someone above wrote that he isn't the first to win a 54 hole event. Does anyone know if he is the first to win two 54 hole events?  He won a shortened Pebble Beach a few years ago didn't he?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:34 PM

spoiler alert...

I never had a chance, first thread on the board and its in the title.  I guess I can start drinking a little earlier now

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:34 PM

well all the players knew today was the final round...so basically he did close...5 wins in 4 years on tour, ya i'd say he has trouble winning tourneys...edit: "sarcasm"

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:37 PM

Dustin Johnson can't close a tournament? Really? Interesting...

Seems to me that he is quite capable as he has won FOUR times prior to today.
Did he choke away a lead at the 2010 US Open....certainly
But to brand him a 54 hole player....you are streching like Stretch Armstrong!


Don't forget that the 2 shot penalty that he took on 18 at last year's PGA Championship cost him a shot at the playoff. However, he did enter the final round 3 shots behind Watney and tied with Rory McIlroy at -10.

How many players on tour have held 54 hole leads and been unable to hold the trophy after 72?

Edited by TP Ghosted, 27 August 2011 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

Sure DJ knew today was the last round so there was still heaps of  pressure on him to do better


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:49 PM

They went into today knowing it was the final round.  I'm not sure why there would be less pressure just because of which day of the week the tournament finishes on.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

He is going to dominate on the Champions Tour.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

Also #4 golfer in the world.. congrats DJ!
Enjoyed watching his round today even thou I was rooting for Vijay.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:54 PM

View Postgregkeller, on 27 August 2011 - 03:21 PM, said:

Does anyone know if he is the first to win two 54 hole events?  He won a shortened Pebble Beach a few years ago didn't he?

Apparently, he joins Phil Mickelson as the only guys to win two 54-hole events. Phil did it twice at the same event...the ol' Atlanta Golf Classic, or the BellSouth Classic, as it was officially known.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:02 PM

I like DJ`s game and I like his attitude. I think we will see a lot more of him.Congrats. to his win he played well.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:06 PM

I know what you mean, but I saw today as the final round more than just 54 holes. Dustin knew it was the last round and he didn't blow it this time. A job well done by him.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:09 PM

Every player knew when the tournament started Thursday that there was a good chance the tournament would be 54 holes.  It's not like it was sunny and 80s Thursday and Friday and then Friday night they told everyone the tournament would be 54 holes.  Players knew way beforehand

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:14 PM

Again with the "spoiler" blah blah...don't go on a golf site and not expect to see something about a tourney that is completed. Sometimes its on the front page of golfwrx.com, results are on the yahoo main page, msn home page, sometimes, etc...


If you're that worried about it, leave the computer and tv off. There is nothing on this site so important that you can't wait until later, especially in the freakin' tour talk section.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

He can dunk a basketball in bare feet. That's awesome!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

You know this may have been a good thing for DJ, if he wins the cup it could be great for him and golf.  As for him not being able to close on Sunday, I think he's doing a better job than all of us are, he's one leg up actually playing the tourny's every week!  Just saying


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

View Postnkk5019, on 27 August 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

No I don't advocate that at all. And I give him credit for a fantastic front 9. But it just played out nicely for a guy who has a rocky history on Sundays

Today was the final round and every player knew it yesterday, so your entire premise immediately falls flat on its face.  Had DJ led after 36 and they couldn't complete today's final round due to weather, then your idea would have legs. As it is, this is an apples and oranges situation.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:04 PM

View Postjll62, on 27 August 2011 - 06:38 PM, said:

View Postnkk5019, on 27 August 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

No I don't advocate that at all. And I give him credit for a fantastic front 9. But it just played out nicely for a guy who has a rocky history on Sundays

Today was the final round and every player knew it yesterday, so your entire premise immediately falls flat on its face.  Had DJ led after 36 and they couldn't complete today's final round due to weather, then your idea would have legs. As it is, this is an apples and oranges situation.

OP didnt think it through it seems.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:18 PM

I feel DJ did pretty good. He won not to mention a cool $1,440,000 and has won $4,126,265 this year., what's not to like, you got something against winning or money. And PS, there where other golfers in this event that could have won if they would have played a little better.

If the OP has any issues with winning,maybe he should take up professional golf and show us how it's really done.

Edited by mav52, 27 August 2011 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:35 PM

This topic is a major fail.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:51 PM

View PostTate, on 27 August 2011 - 03:53 PM, said:

He is going to dominate on the Champions Tour.


No love for this post?  I thought this one was pretty good!


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

View PostTitleistD2907, on 27 August 2011 - 07:35 PM, said:

This topic is a major fail.

Totally agree. This is trolling at it's finest (or worst).

DJ is easily the most fun player to watch on tour for me. He's out there smashing the thing around (the 3 wood on 18 was ridiculous) and looking like he couldn't care any less, it's hilarious to see and hugely entertaining. The guy was 17 under par on the front nine... on 27 holes, that's insane.

To say he choked, knowing full well today was the final round and going out in 29 is a flat out dumb thing to say. Kuchar shot one over on the back, and missed numerous putts, why no threads about him choking?

Edited by Potatohead, 27 August 2011 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:17 AM

Agree with the others, OP didn't really think this one through.  If he were the 54-hole leader and they called it before the final round THEN you may have a point.  

I agree with the spoiler alert thing.  It's nice to not put info like that in your title, but if you're gonna take your chances on the site then don't venture into the Tour Talk  forum.  DUH!  I keep it to the Classifieds and Deal or No Deal and feel that's risky enough.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:27 AM

if i play 6 under on the front 9 of a round where i know its the final one, then i would love to have the thing that you call "problem with closing"

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:36 AM

What's it with taking away from victories here; Rory at the US - course played to easy, Luke Donald (not so much a victory but still) - shouldn't be number one because of no majors, Scott Stalling "overcelebrating", and now DJ 'cause this event played 54 holes. In each of these examples the competition had the exact same circumstances to deal with and these guys came out on top.

Give credit where credit is due..


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