Late Sunday at the BMW Championship, two of golf’s heavyweights exchanged blows worthy of a title fight.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson dropped a 35-foot twister to join second-ranked Jon Rahm in a playoff, where Rahm, on the first playoff hole, nailed a 66-foot bomb of his own for the victory.
About 15 minutes before those highlight-reel putts, Canadian Mackenzie Hughes had a little five-footer; a putt he’s made hundreds of thousands of times.
But at no point has such a small putt meant so much in Hughes’ career.
“I got up to that putt and I saw a good