PGA Championship 2018: Dustin Johnson makes all-world par to begin Day 2 at the PGA

August 10, 2018

Dustin Johnson climbed to the top of the leader board on Day 1 of the 2018 PGA Championship before a couple of late bogeys. And it appeared like he'd drop even farther to start Friday's round. But there's a reason this man is the World No. 1.

After an errant tee shot on Bellerive's difficult par-4 10th (Johnson's first hole of the day) bounced off a spectator and into an unplayable lie on tree roots, Johnson took a penalty for an unplayable lie. He dropped in the rough and still faced more that 200 yards for his third shot. However, it helps when you can hit recovery shots like this:

The incredible par save kept Johnson at three under and within grasp of the lead early in the second round. If the 19-time PGA Tour winner is trying to add a second major to his resume, he'll need to make a lot more birdies the rest of the way. But it's possible none will feel as good as that 4.