I’ll start by saying I was wrong. I had hoped that this years Open would be about Rory vs Spieth vs Day. Instead, we had Dustin Johnson vs Shane Lowrey and the rule book.
To be 100% honest, I fell asleep. I truly don’t care about either player. Dustin Johnson gets a lot of love out there but I can’t really stand him. I am not sure what it is, but he reminds me of Lebron James. He has all this great publicity and is the most gifted athlete out there but always seemed to choke until this past Sunday. Also I hate his swing (I know #spinoverswing I’m a hypocrite but if I close the face on all of my clubs I could hit them 20 yards further also. Maybe I should be doing that?). In the end, Shane Lowrey is from Ireland, so I had to root for DJ as an American despite how much I wanted to see Shane chug Guinness on Twitter.
As I began to doze off, the USGA decided to make it all about them, per usual. Maybe someday they will realize that by focusing so much on the rules they are effectively alienating people from the game. Nobody wants to watch a sport/hobby where they can’t determine a rules violation for four hours. That’s about when I totally passed out.
So, congratulations to the 2016 U.S. Open winner, Dustin Johnson. I am sure he and his family will be celebrating this win in an appropriate, safe, and sustainable manner.
Obligatory pic of Paulina with DJ: