Watch Dustin Johnson's Terrible Break at the WGC-HSBC Champions
Russell Knox got into the HSBC Champions as an alternate, but he proved he belonged by winning the World Golf Championship event with a score of 20-under par.
Dustin Johnson had one of the worst breaks of the week during the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday in Shanghai, and it cost him a couple of spots -- and a bunch of cash -- on the leaderboard.
Hitting his approach shot on the par-5 eighth hole, Johnson’s shot ricocheted off the flag -- Apparently it was too accurate? -- and spun off the green. To make it worse, it spun all the way off the putting surface, rolled down a hill and into the water.
“Cruel,” the commentator said afterward.
Cruel indeed. DJ dropped and made double-bogey and finished T5 at 16-under, four strokes behind winner Russell Knox.
You can watch the shot below. The crowd reaction says it all.