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Turns out, Dustin Johnson got over his U.S. Open loss in the most Dustin Johnson way possible



December 29, 2015

We often marvel at Dustin Johnson's ability to put disaster on the golf course behind him. And it's a good thing the PGA Tour star has that trait because, well, you know, there have been plenty of disasters for DJ in major championships.

Now we have more proof of Johnson's propensity to move on, thanks to Doug Ferguson's annual "tales from the tour" column. You should read the whole thing for stories about Tiger, Jordan and others, but the one involving DJ and Wayne Gretzky caught our attention.

According to The Great One, Johnson travelled with Paulina and the rest of the Gretzkys to Idaho after his three-putt on the final hole of regulation cost him a shot at winning the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. The following day, a group went out to play golf without Johnson, figuring playing golf less than 24 hours after (arguably) the most painful loss of his life would be the last thing Johnson wanted to do.


Gretzky says that Johnson caught up to the group on the second hole and wondered why he hadn't been asked to play. DJ then proceeded to play, something that stunned the hockey legend.

"I know this much," Gretzky said. "If I ever lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, I wouldn't want to skate with a bunch of amateurs the next day."