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Dustin Johnson Sets Shadow Creek Course Record in Las Vegas

Posted by Dan Hauser on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 3:14pm.


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, “I’m going to go birdie, birdie, eagle.”

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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