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Dustin Johnson Wins All of Golf's Oscars

Alex Myers discusses Dustin Johnson's dominant win in Mexico, and the one glaring weak spot in his golf game.

Released on 2/25/2019

Transcript

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So Dustin Johnson won the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship
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on the same day as the Academy Awards,
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and it's fitting because, at least for right now,
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Dustin deserves all the golf Oscars.
00:10
Let's start with Best Picture,
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for DJ's dominant performance in Mexico City,
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which also gives him the rare Best Foreign Film double.
00:16
Dustin beat Rory McIlroy by five shots,
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and was ten shots clear of third place.
00:21
Ay, caramba!
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Best Actor, that's an obvious one.
00:25
With the win, DJ will take the top spot
00:27
in the official World Golf Ranking back from Justin Rose.
00:29
He also did a pretty good acting job
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convincing that rules official
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to give him a drop during the final round.
00:35
Just saying.
00:36
By the way, how toothless are golf's rules?
00:38
Keep in mind the USGA decided
00:40
to limit green books last year,
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and a few months later, Green Book
00:44
wins the actual Oscar for Best Picture!
00:47
The academy just flaunting in the USGA's face.
00:50
That's messed up.
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Back to DJ, I'm even throwing a Supporting Actress nod
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to Johnson's fiance, Paulina Gretzky,
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who provided her man with a couple, um,
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motivational photos throughout the tournament.
01:02
I think Phil Mickelson also provided Dustin
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with some motivation as well.
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While Johnson is arguably
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the sport's most impressive specimen,
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he's got nothing on Phil's calves.
01:12
Those things are spectacular.
01:14
I see a lot of added leg days in the gym
01:17
in DJ's future.
01:19
One academy award that the unflappable Johnson
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isn't getting, Best Animated Feature.
01:24
Move over, Lucas Glover,
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because that might've been the lamest
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winning fist pump in golf history!
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Seriously, I've gotten more excited
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over getting an extra chicken nugget.
01:33
And finally, I've got DJ as Best Director
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for navigating the tricky treeline Club de Golf Chapultepec.
01:40
Although if there's a weakness in Johnson's golf game,
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it might be hitting punch-outs.
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But you're in luck, DJ,
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because that's the best part of my game.
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So, give me a call some time.
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[playful music]
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