Dustin Johnson Sets Shadow Creek Course Record in Las Vegas

Dan Hauser
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Dustin Johnson has had a good go of things lately.

He sold his house on the Loxahatchee River and boght a new waterfront house on the Intracoastal in the new Frenchman's Harbour community in North Palm Beach. He and his fiance Paulina welcomed their first child back in January, a son named Tatum. Johnson also went out and won the WGC-Cadillac Championsip at Doral, the second stop in the Florida swing. He then came back this weekend and managed a T6 finish at the Valero Texas Open despite having back luck with weather the first two days being in the early-late draw at TPC San Antonio.

You can also add setting a new course record to his acolades as of late.

In between his win at Doral and his sixth place finish in San Antonio, Johnson took a trip out to Las Vegas. Normally this wouldn't really be a story, except for the fact that Dustin played some golf out there. Not only did he play golf, but he set a new course record at Shadow Creek when he fired a 7-under 65.

On March 15th, while his fellow competitors were finishing up their final rounds at the Valspar Championship in Tampa, Johnson broke the course record at the MG-owned, Tom Fazio designed course.

He had some pretty good company to watch along as he did it, playing with Paulina's dad and future father-in-law Wayne Gretzky, fellow NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios, and Bellagio casino VP of Marketing Justin Manacher.

After playing the front nine in a modest 1-under 35 that included bogeys at the par 4 2nd and par 4 6th, Johnson tourched the back nine shooting a 30 on his way to the 65. Needed to play his final four holes in 4-under to set the new record, Johnson turned to Gretzky on the 16th tee box and said, ā€œIā€™m going to go birdie, birdie, eagle.ā€

That's exactly what he did, making birdies on the 622 par 5 16th and 154 yard par 3 17th and recording an eagle on the 529 yard par 5 18th.

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