Dustin Johnson and other PGA Tour players reveal a mulligan they’d love to take

by | Oct 18, 2021 | PGA

In golf, a mulligan is when a player is given a second chance to repeat a moment or action. It’s supposed to be an opportunity to fix something, possibly in your career. Mulligan Day is celebrated on October 17th, especially in golf. To commemorate National Mulligan Day, the PGA Tour asked players to list their own mulligans. Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter and Xander Schauffele were among the few players who talked about their mulligan, one thing they could change if they could time travel.


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Dustin Johnson and other players on their one mulligan


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Most often, when a player chooses his mulligan, it is a shot that could have helped him win a title or at least got him into the playoffs. Even if they might not win, it would at least give them one more chance to redeem.


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Loius Oosthuizen

For Oosthuizen, his mulligan will be his 2015 Open Championship, where he finished 3-putts and T2. Marc Leishman finished second with Oosthuizen when Zach Johnson took home the title.

Xander Schauffele

Last year at the Sentry Tournament of Championships, Schauffele 3 putted the 72nd hole; two putts would have won him the event. Justin Thomas won the tournament when Patrick Reed finished second with Schauffele.

Despite his Olympic gold and Ryder Cup victory, Schauffele has not yet won a PGA Tour event.

The Open Championship 2018 is another mulligan for Schauffele, where he was tied Francesco Molinari on 71st The 27-year-old eventually shot a bogey and finished T2. If he had a chance, Schauffele could end up winning his first major title.

Dustin Johnson

Over a decade ago, Johnson missed a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship. He took par to win but ended up with a two-stroke penalty. In addition, Martin Kaymer won the title and Johnson finished T3.

Since then, Johnson has won the Masters (2020) and US Open (2016) but has yet to win a PGA championship.

Ian Poulter


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Poulter’s reaction was unique, however, as the Englishman did not want to change anything about his career. “If I could have a mulligan,” says Poulter and, after a long pause, replies, “I wouldn’t take one.”

He added that one shouldn’t get mulligans as it wasn’t fair. Poulter is happy and doesn’t want a shot back.


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If we look at all the players, everyone would have their own mulligan. However, some may even become like Poulter, happy with their career and course, mistakes and losses alike.