Apologies if you read the headline and were expecting a story about a dance producer on the rampage in a glitzy club. Marginally less rock and roll – but only by a whisker – was Dustin Johnson’s 9-under-par round of 63 on Friday at the HSBC Champions that took him to 12-under, five shots clear of Bubba Watson, Boo Weekley and first round leader Rory McIlroy. DJ’s round was four shots better than anyone else and included ten birdies and a lone bogey on the 10th.
For those unaware, Johnson’s fiancee is Paulina Gretzky, Wayne’s daughter. Elsewhere, McIlroy was down to -10 at the turn, but dropped three shots on his back nine and could only shoot a level-par 72. Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and last year’s winner Ian Poulter are among those at -6, while China’s Liang Wenchong is a shot further back after a round of 67 and now sits at -5, level with Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose among others.
[UPDATE: Turns out Paulina is in Shanghai (details here), so you still have a couple of days to go and
stalk find her at Sheshan International Golf Club.]