Watch Dustin Johnson's impressive lefty chip that led to par save at Harbour Town
RBC Heritage - Round Two
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - APRIL 13: Dustin Johnson plays his second shot left-handed on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2018 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 13, 2018 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
If you haven't heard already, you'll hear a lot more on Saturday and Sunday about how Harbour Town offers a more unique, strategic challenge than any course on the PGA Tour schedule. Both Matt Kuchar and Billy Horschel lauded the Pete Dye-designed track after their opening rounds for encouraging more creativity and shot shaping. Dustin Johnson took the whole creativity thing to a new level on Friday in Hilton Head.
After missing left of the green with his drive at the 190-yard par-3 seventh, Johnson arrived to the green to find his ball next to a tree, leaving him in an impossible spot to take a normal stance from. The world No. 1 had a few options, go full-Kuchar and hit it backwards like he did at Sawgrass in 2015, find a playable stance and hit it wherever he could, or the most dangerous of all, play it lefty. Johnson, who seems like a go big or go home type of guy, went with the dangerous option, and not only pulled it off but he nearly holed it for birdie:
We hear the cliche "that's as good as you could do" a lot in golf, and it seems applicable here, unless of course he drained it. Either way, on a shot where so much can go wrong so quickly, that is some deft touch from a guy known for bombing the ball with the driver. His playing partner Wes Bryan could learn a thing or two about trick shots like that.