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Johnson’s Resilience Exceeds His Talent

Dustin Johnson

Not long after the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay had ended, Dustin Johnson slipped into the driver’s seat of his courtesy car.

A few minutes earlier, Johnson had leaned over a 12-foot eagle putt to win his first major championship but he three-putted his chance away. While Jordan Spieth was still posing for photos with the silver trophy and explaining how he had won the season’s first two major championships, Johnson was driving away.

In the car, Johnson’s inner circle was quiet until he spoke.

“Guys, life happens. It’s just golf,” Johnson said, according his agent and friend, David Winkle.

And they drove away.

No rage. No tantrum. Just lingering disappointment.




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