Dustin Johnson Starts Friday's Round At US Open With Quadruple Bogey

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16 June 2023

A single bad hole can erase all of the hard work of an entire round and  knock a golfer out of contention or even a whole tournament.  

Dustin Johnson could find himself in both categories after his first hole to start today's round at the U.S. Open. 

After shooting for par on the first hole, Johnson needed eight whole strokes to get the ball in on the par-four second hole. 

The quadruple bogey dropped Johnson to two-under through 20 holes and from from sole possession of fourth place down to a tie for 15th.

Fortunately, Johnson got off to a good enough start that he'll likely remain above the cut line as long as he can avoid finishing the day at seven-over par. 

But one more hole like that one could end his run entirely.

Golf Central @GolfCentral · Dustin Johnson, two shots off the lead, makes quadruple bogey-8 at the par-4 second. He's now six back at 2 under.

Dustin Johnson has a superb record at the U.S. Open.

He's made the cut 12 out of 14 times and finished in the top 10 five  times. He won the whole thing in 2016 to claim his first major. 

But Johnson has been a little up and down in the majors since 2021.  He's been cut from three majors while finishing in the top 10 twice. 

So far this year Johnson has avoided missing the cut at the two previous majors but finished 48th at the Masters and 55th at the PGA Championship.