Dustin Johnson Patton Kizzire.
Arguably the dominant golfer of 2017 until the week before The Masters (when he tripped down stairs at a rented house in Augusta) sustaining a nagging injury, Dustin Johnson was determined to get off to an equally fast start in 2018.
So what happened when Johnson showed up at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Maui? Simply, he made it seem like the rest of the PGA Tour Pros were still on vacation, forgetting that the Tour holds the first two official tournaments of the season each year in Hawaii. Johnson ultimately carded a 24-under par 268 for the tournament.
Having proven he can still navigate a golf course in dominant fashion, Johnson’s next challenge is to negotiate a flight of stairs safely. Perhaps he can turn to father-in-law Wayne Gretzky for advice.
Winning the Sony Open in Honolulu in Week 2 proved to be anything but a vacation for Patton Kizzire. After ending regulation tied with James Hahn at 17-under par 263, Kizzire needed an unfathonable SIX playoff holes to secure the win.
It may not have been classic golf, but the galleries in Hawaii got their monies worth in the first two weeks of PGA Tour FedEx Cup action.