It begins to seem like Dustin Johnson should never lose a golf tournament. When he’s striking it and creating around the greens and making putts, there’s no one as good.
He can beat himself, and nearly did over a shaky few holes near the end Sunday at Club de Golf Chapultepec. We know, and he knows well, the game is cruel. We’ve seen DJ win a major, but we haven’t seen him step up when it’s filthy-close on a Sunday back nine at Augusta, say, against a tight cluster of top-end players.
When he does that, oh my goodness. Will he do it this April? You read it here first: No. He’s the obvious betting favorite, and I don’t have a problem seeing a DJ victory by eight strokes. Will he win by one stroke when Day or Stenson or Spieth (or Snedeker or Mickelson) are hanging with him? Not this year.
When he does that, oh my fucking god.
March 1, 2017
Check it out, man … it’s fun to say Club de Golf Chapultepec, even when you say it wrong. It’s where it’s at, this first World Golf Championships event of the season, the Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec, Club de Golf Chapultepec, in Mexico City.
Because it’s March, which is just about right next to April, the month that houses the Masters, there’s a strong field at the Club de Golf south of the Great Wall. Nine of world golf’s Top 10 are in the field.
Don’t say “Club de Golf Chapultepec” too loudly or go around mumbling it or somebody might think you’re on something, and we have a zero tolerance policy in Grey Goatee Nation for certain substances, as you know, unless we have some or know where to get ’em.