Dustin Johnson Jun 15, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dustin Johnson (LIV player) reacts after a putt on the 9th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Snowmen don’t always appear on golf scorecards, but unfortunately, one emerged on golfer Dustin Johnson’s scorecard.

Johnson entered the day two shots off the lead. Much to his dismay, however, it did not take long for him to fall down the ladder. That’s because he tumbled down following an epic disaster. Johnson made a quadruple bogey on Hole No. 2 at the Los Angeles Country Club, which sent him down to 2-under for the tournament.

Sometimes, even the best golfers will have their low points. This was particularly stunning for Johnson, who had shot so well in the first round like many of his peers. But he just couldn’t put the pieces together on this whole.

As GOLF.com noted, commentary felt that he was making mental errors. Golf analyst Morgan Pressel said of Johnson, during the poor stretch, “But that’s where the mistake is — compounding your errors when you’re in this high-pressure environment, you mentally just lose it for a moment and make these poor decisions.”

It was a rough go for the 2016 U.S. Open Champion, who just wasn’t up to form early on. But luckily for him, he’s rebounded enough not to fall totally out of contention even after the calamitous sequence. Johnson is three strokes off the leader, Wyndham Clark, who is 9-under. Dustin Johnson has scored 6-under thus far for the tournament and finished even par, 70, for the day.


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