SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. -- There was a time, not even that long ago, when most of us saw Dustin Johnson in very simple terms. He was -- to put it bluntly -- the most talented oaf in golf. Maybe even the most talented oaf in the history of golf.
Sure, he could overpower a golf course. Watching him hit driver was like watching Thor swing his hammer. But Johnson could also melt down in spectacular fashion. He would repeatedly get in position to win a major, then light that chance on fire with a brain-dead decision. Everyone was in awe of what he could do, but we didn't revere him.