In case you haven’t heard by now, Dustin Johnson came from behind on Sunday to take down Jordan Spieth in a thrilling playoff to capture the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at The Northern Trust.
While nobody could deny the fact the line DJ took on his tee shot during the first hole of sudden death was bananas, some Tour pros questioned the choice to use the dogleg left par-4 18th hole at Glen Oaks Club to decide the winner.
After nearly coughing up the title in regulation after a poor drive forced a lay up, the current World No. 1 decided enough was enough and bombed one 341-yards over the water leaving himself with a flip lob wedge, which he stuck to three feet for the win. Easy game, right?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 27, 2017
On the contrary, Speith played his drive out to the right into the middle of the fairway leaving 175 yards for his second shot. However, he failed to convert the putt to extend the match. Let the criticism begin!
Ian Poulter was one of those didn’t agree by calling the 18th “the worst hole on the golf course.”
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 27, 2017
Wesley Bryan shared the same sentiment calling it “a shame.”
If you fly it 315 then you have a 100 yd wide fairway on 18…..
It’s a shame that it ended because of a long drive contest in the playoff
— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) August 27, 2017
Even the usually reserved Kevin Kisner expressed his displeasure.
Worst hole ever
— Kevin Kisner (@K_Kisner) August 28, 2017
However, Luke Donald decided to take a lighter, and slightly wetter, approach.
Just seen Dustin’s drive on 18 in the playoff, funnily enough that’s the same line I tried a couple of times – didn’t quite pan out #wet ????
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) August 27, 2017
[h.t Golf Digest]
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