WATCH: Dustin Johnson Nearly Takes Out DeChambeau And Caddie
The former World No.1 accidentally came close to hitting DeChambeau and his caddie on the practice green
Dustin Johnson nearly hit Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie by accident with a pitch shot during a practice session at the WGC-Match Play this weekend.
A fan video posted on Instagram showed Johnson strike a head-height pitch shot before quickly realising DeChambeau and his caddie Brian Zeigler were directly in line of the shot.
DJ let out a "woah, heads up!" before Bryson jokingly asked: "Are you trying to take out my other hip?" Johnson replied with "Tried to."
The Golfing Scientist only returned from injury last week after being sidelined with hand and hip problems.
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Dustin Johnson went on to finish fourth at the WGC-Match Play after making it to the final day before losing to winner Scottie Scheffler in the semi-finals and then Corey Conners in the consolation match. He won five consecutive matches prior to the final day versus Mackenzie Hughes, Matthew Wolff, Max Homa, Richard Bland and Brooks Koepka.
He moved back up to eighth in the Official World Golf Ranking in a positive week for his continuing form. The former World No.1 and two-time Major champion recently posted a 63 in the final round of the Players Championship to finish T9th. He now has three top-10s from six starts in 2022, including a T8th at the Saudi International.
The 37-year-old heads to Augusta National next week to attempt to win a second Green Jacket after winning Major number two in November 2020's delayed Masters.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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