As tributes to future fathers-in-law go, this was a Great One.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, playing in the RBC Canadian Open pro-am Wednesday in Oakville, Ontario, pulled on a Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers jersey on the par-3 seventh hole.
When world No. 1 meets the Great One ? ⛳️#TheRink #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/aASZH7RWjx
— RBC Canadian Open (@RBCCanadianOpen) July 25, 2018
Johnson is engaged to Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina.
So it was only fitting that when PGA Tour pros were encouraged to don their favorite NHL players’ jerseys to tee balls on No. 7, Johnson slipped into No. 99’s blue, orange and white sweater.
It was all in good fun on a pro-am tee box surrounded by hockey boards and tournament volunteers wearing referee stripes.
“I get a lot of fans up here, thanks to Wayne. Thanks, Wayne, I appreciate that,” Johnson said (via the Toronto Sun). “I get a lot of fans, and it’s great. It’s always fun to play for a big crowd, to have them cheering you on.”
Johnson tees off Thursday alongside Canadian Adam Hadwin, who put on a goalie mask and helmet when he hit tee shot Wednesday on No. 7.