Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Six

Dustin Johnson takes the Genesis Open, shoots to first in the OWGR.

Hittin the Links Dustin Johnson, ladies and gentlemen, is your 2017 Genesis Open Champion. The victory was Johnson’s 13th on Tour, and was secured with a stellar 64 on Saturday that let Johnson cruise to victory. Thomas Pieters, whom we’ll hear from a bit later, and Scott Brown finished five shots back.

We’ll also take a look at Augusta National’s azalea bushes, check in on the upcoming WGC-Mexico Championship, and show you exactly why only Phil Mickelson is Phil Mickelson.

Let’s hit the links!

Hole #1: Dustin Johnson Wins in LA
Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open at Riviera County Club, making his 13th PGA Tour victory. It managed to push him atop the Official World Golf Rankings. [Link]

Hole #2: What’s in Dustin’s Bag?
DJ’s a TaylorMade man through and through. He’s gaming TaylorMade’s 2017 woods, their Tour Preferred MB14 irons, and a TM Spider Putter with a custom-designed SuperStroke grip. [Link]

Hole #3: Thomas Pieters Hits His Girlfriend with an Errant Drive at Genesis
That’s going to be a tough one to apologize for! [Link]

Hole #4: Jason Bohn Returns to the Scene of His Heart Attack, One Year Later
Bohn had a 99% arterial blockage just one year ago, and he’s already back out there. [Link]

Hole #5: Augusta National’s Azaleas Blooming Early
A warm winter has lead to Augusta’s famed azalea bushes blooming early, which means they won’t be colorful come Masters week. The conspiratorial side of me thinks CBS will manage to show us plenty of vibrant azaleas. [Link]

Hole #6: PGA of America Chief Pete Bevacqua Has a New Role – Golf Sidekick to President Trump
Presented without comment. [Link]

Hole #7: Golfer Attempts Phil’s Over-Pelz Flop Shot
Pro tip: you’re not Phil Mickelson. (Unless you are, in which, hi Phil!!) [Link]

Hole #8: Roberto Diaz to Play in WGC-Mexico Championship
Diaz, primarily a Web.com Tour player, qualified for the first WGC event in his home country as the highest ranking Mexican player. [Link]

Hole #9: Weekly Woods Wrap-up
It’s always fun to relive the 2008 U.S. Open, eh? Steve Williams has come out since the event’s thrilling finish, saying that he intentionally fudged the yardage Tiger had into the 72nd green. I think we all know what happened next. [Link]

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