Dustin Johnson’s Chaotic U.S. Open Championship

Dustin Johnson has been thought of as one of the best young players in golf for years, but he hadn’t won a major heading into the 2016 U.S. Open. The previous year he three-putted 18 to allow Justin Spieth to win. In 2016 he was in striking distance on Sunday, but needed the leaders to falter a bit. They obliged but a potential rules infraction by Johnson at 5 hung over the round as the USGA refused to make a definitive ruling until after he finished. It ended up being irrelevant as Johnson pulled away but it certainly added some drama! Golf.com revisits the scene.

Inside the stunning rules controversy that rocked the 2016 U.S. Open

Golf.com, 6.2.17

“Tin Cup” (1996)

Tin Cup is regarded by many golfers as a golf movie that gets the game right. The ambition, elation, and frustration are all note perfect as Kevin Costner embodies the hotshot golfer who won’t lay up. Golf magazine provides a very readable 20th anniversary oral history, including the raucuous off-screen happenings as Costner, Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin lived it up with their Tour advisors.

An Oral History of Tin Cup: One of Golf’s Most Iconic Movies Ever Made

Golf.com, 8.9.16