PGA Recap: US Open

This really was a major golf tournament for the ages. Besides the running jokes about the course at Chambers Bay, there were a ton of great storylines and they all culminated with Dustin Johnson on the final hole, putting for eagle. If you missed it, Johnson three putted from about 13 feet out and gave away the win to Jordan Spieth. Not only did that three putt cost Johnson his first major, it also gave the DraftKings Millionaire Maker winner ‘carlbassewitz’ his $1 Million check. Had Johnson made the eagle putt, ‘headchopper’ would have won the million.

MILLIONAIRE MAKER WINNER:

VIEW THE FINAL LEADERBOARD HERE

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  • It was the first time playing at DraftKings for Millionaire Maker winner ‘CarlBassewitz’
  • ‘CarlBassewitz’ also won the Quicken Loans Tournament VIP Experience with the same lineup
  • ‘CarlBassewitz’ won the Millionaire Maker with just 1 entry, turning $20 into $1 Million

Not the worst pay day either for the Millionaire Maker winner. Especially considering only two golfers made more money than the first place finisher in the Millionaire Maker at DraftKings:

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Now let’s move onto recapping the actual golfing portion:

THE FIRST THREE DAYS

The first three days could probably be best summed up by a blooper-style highlight reel of balls taking wild bounces, golfers looking dazed and confused and a few solid s-s-s-stutters from Greg Norman. Here were some of the best:

We have to start with the train that stole the show…this guy LOVED it. I would assume the golfers did not

At least the grounds crew was doing their best to keep the trains quiet

This sums up how Tiger Woods played pretty well

Then somehow it got even more embarrassing for the worlds former #1 Golfer

Phil was in contention after part of Day 1. Unfortunately we wouldn’t see much of him again

Hey Jordan, tell us how you feel about the 18th hole at Chambers Bay

This amateur, Brian Campbell, was in fourth. Then he made us all feel better about our personal golf skills

Even guys with green jackets were making us all feel better about being terrible at golf

Now let’s bring us all back to reality. What were you doing when you were 15? Cole Hammer was playing in the US Open

Are these holes even regulation size?

On a serious note, Jason Day was battling vertigo all weekend and put on a performance for the ages

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Back to the laughs. That’s a good looking bunker shot from Patrick Reed…oh wait, nope, it’s not gonna make it

Here comes that train again…just in time for a big putt from Jordan Spieth

Meanwhile, the dumpster fire on the course translated well to the off-the-course action

Jason Day fighting some pretty bad vertigo symptoms but birdies the 18th to tie for the lead heading into the final day

THE FINAL DAY

Before we dive into the final day of US Open action, let’s take a look at how most of the golfers feel playing on this course

Billy Horschel wasn’t shy in criticizing the greens at Chambers Bay. He also wasn’t shy in trying to murder them and/or snake his way across them

But maybe he had a point…

JB Holmes got some karmic payback after his incredible draw shot on Day 3…this time, the ball comes right back to him

Dustin Johnson had a brutal putt lip out…we’ll check back later and see if it would hurt his chances

On 16, Spieth took a three shot lead with this ridiculous eagle putt and it looked like it was over

On that same hole, Branden Grace fell apart after ripping his tee shot out of play

Then we move to the final hole. Spieth double bogeyed 17 and then birdied the 18th, giving him a one shot advantage over Dustin Johnson for the US Open title. Here’s how Dustin’s final putts went down:

Johnson crushed his tee shot, nailed his 2nd shot and had a chance at eagle for the US Open win

Johnson just had to make this putt to send it to an 18 hole playoff on Monday…

I guess we can safely say that lip out from earlier really would’ve helped Dustin.

It was an incredible week of golf and really awesome to see a ‘carlbassewitz’ crowned the latest DraftKings Millionaire!