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DJ leads early at another major, but can he finish?

Former two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina Dustin Johnson is no stranger to the Thursday leaderboard in major golf tournaments. He finds himself in familiar territory following the first round of the 97th PGA Championship,  posting a 6-under-par 66 despite strong winds off Lake Michigan. Johnson is back at Whistling Straits five years after he accidentally grounded his club in an unmarked... 

Johnson has another major case of the Sunday blues

Former Coastal Carolina University All-American Dustin Johnson putted like an amateur in Sunday’s weather-delayed third round of the British Open. Conversely, amateur Paul Dunne and another 21-year-old phenom, Jordan Spieth, played like seasoned pros. Johnson, who led the first two rounds, struggled Sunday with a 3-over 75 to finish at 7-under. He dropped from a one-stroke lead to start the... 

Johnson maintains one-shot lead despite bad conditions

Despite difficult weather conditions and needing three different sessions to complete his second round of the British Open, former Coastal Carolina golfer Dustin Johnson birdied the 18th hole Saturday to finish the second round with a 3-under 69 to take the outright lead through 36 holes at 10-under. With winds exceeding 40 mph, play was halted again at the 144th Open Championship, forcing the... 

British Open: Johnson tries to put three-putt in the past

Former Coastal Carolina University two-time All-American Dustin Johnson, a runner up at Royal St. George’s in the 2011 British Open, is paired with U.S. Open and Masters champion Jordan Spieth on Thursday when play begins in the 144th Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Johnson said Tuesday he won’t be thinking about the three-putt on the 18th hole at Chambers Bay that... 

CCU’s Gillis falls in playoff but earns British Open bid

Jordan Spieth defeated former Coastal Carolina University golfer Tom Gillis with a par on the second hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday in Silvis, Ill. Spieth closed with a 3-under-par 68 at TPC Deere Run to finish the tournament at 20-under 264. Gillis fired a 64 on Sunday make up a four-stroke deficit and force the playoff. On the second extra hole, Gillis’ approach... 

Tidewater GC looks better than ever on 25th birthday

Long one of the Myrtle Beach area’s best and most acclaimed layouts, Tidewater Golf Club, which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, has never been better. A top 100-caliber public course, Tidewater underwent an extensive renovation project in 2014 – installing new miniverde greens and expanding every fairway, among other upgrades – and the results have been spectacular. The course’s... 

Johnson’s costly three-putt gives Spieth U.S. Open title

For all of Dustin Johnson’s close calls with a major championship, the 115th U.S. Open was the toughest to swallow. The former two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina and Myrtle Beach resident missed an eagle putt on the 72nd hole at Chambers Bay on Sunday that would have given the win, then he missed a short one coming back that cost him a Monday playoff. Johnson’s three-putt from... 

Johnson enters final round tied for first at U.S. Open

Former Coastal Carolina All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson had an unspectacular round of par to capture a share of the third-round lead at the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on Saturday. Johnson, who is still looking for his first major despite several close calls, enter the final round tied with Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Branden Grace at 4-under. “Even par is still... 

Johnson one shot off lead at midpoint of U.S. Open

Former two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina Dustin Johnson slipped one stroke off the lead pace of the 115th U.S. Open on Friday. Entering the day tied atop the leaderboard with Henrik Stenson, Johnson shot 1-over for the day and is in third place at 4-under after 36-holes at Chambers Bay in Washington. Patrick Reed used an eagle on the par-4 12th hole at Chambers Bay to help earn a share... 

CCU names former NCAA champion Wilson assistant

Chad Wilson, who helped Kennesaw State to the NCAA Championship both as a player and a coach, has been named assistant men’s golf coach at Coastal Carolina, Chanticleer head coach Kevin McPherson announced Tuesday. “We’re excited to have Chad become a part of the Chanticleer family,” McPherson said. “We did an extensive search over the past couple months to find the... 
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