Monday, February 16, 2009

Dustin Johnson Rains (sic) Supreme at Pebble Beach.

Little did Dustin Johnson realize that his -5, 67 on Saturday would earn him the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am title on Monday. Relentless rain and high winds forced the event to be determined after three rounds. Johnson's 54 hole victory earned him a spot in the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship later this month. Mike Weir finished 2nd and Retief Goosen claimed solo 3rd. The tournament cancelling weather front dumped up to 1 1/2 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph. One such gust toppled a 40 foot pine tree on the course. Playing Pebble is dicey at this time of the year. It's character changes drastically in the summer with firmer fairways and slicker, drier greens.

Next up for the men is the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club where rusty Phil Mickelson defends. Perhaps Northern Trust is the rare financial institution that didn't succumb to sub-prime mortgage greed.

Til' next,


  1. I still don't know much about this guy. I wonder if he has the game to contend and win on a regular basis? Two wins in 36 starts ain't bad for a new young player.

  2. "Watching Phil Mickelson play 3 rounds of golf at Pebble Beach had me wondering with all his golf instructors he has not learned how to hit his drives on the fairway"

  3. AG,

    Big hitter. Owned par 5s at Pebble. Grew up 45 miles from Augusta. Never played there. Has his chance now. One to watch.

  4. Ron,

    Phil's been missing fairways for quite some time now. US Open anyone?

    Thanks for the visit.