Watch 'the Great One' take his skills from the ice to the greens


With a hockey stick in his hands, Wayne Gretzky was known as “the Great One.”

With a putter, he’s not too shabby either, as he showed in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday.

Playing with his son-in-law, Dustin Johnson, Gretzky drained a long putt on the first hole at Spyglass Hill.

The Great One rolled it in from about 30 feet out, traversing a small rise into the bottom of the cup.

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DJ, who’s married to Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina, was pretty impressed with the old man.

It’s not the first time Gretzky has dropped a long birdie putt at Pebble Beach.

He did it a couple years ago, playing with Johnson.

It’s that kind of eye and touch that allowed him to score 894 goals in his NHL career, the most ever.

Meanwhile, DJ is off to a good start at Pebble Beach at 4-under through 12 holes.

Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, has won twice at Pebble Beach and is looking for his second win of the season and third at Pebble Beach.

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“If I keep playing well and keep winning then, no, I’m going to stay No. 1,” Johnson said before the tournament via Golf Week.

“But, yeah, I mean, if I don’t play well, there’s a lot of really good players that are playing really well right now. So it’s going to be tough for me to keep it, but if I keep playing like I am and how I should, then, yeah, I’ll be there at the end of the year,” he added.

Johnson was one shot behind leaders Kevin Streelman, Patrick Cantlay and Troy Merritt, all of whom were at 5-under early Thursday afternoon.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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