Waiting for the Open with Vousden

Jul 07 2015

Thought for the Day
You cannot unsay a cruel word

Redemption is always possible
Despite his horrible finish at the US Open, when he three-putted from 12 feet on the 72nd hole, and despite the fact that he has previous form of throwing away major championships, I wouldn’t give up on Dustin Johnson just yet. You may not be old enough to remember but at the beginning of his pro career Tom Watson was labelled a choker because he got into a winning position several times in majors before achieving his breakthrough win, at Carnoustie in a playoff against Jack Newton in 1975.

He went on to win seven more and only five golfers in the history of the game – Nicklaus, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tiger Woods – have done better*. Not only that but in two of his more celebrated wins he went head-to-head against the best golfer in the world, Nicklaus, and beat him both times. That was in the ‘Duel in the Sun’ at Turnberry in 1977, in possibly the greatest major ever played, and the 1982 US Open at Pebble Beach, when he chipped in for an impossible birdie two at the 17th on the last day.
So there’s still hope for Dustin.

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