Rev. Douglas Brooks Green succumbed to stomach cancer last Thursday. He was 88.
“It’s emotional,” Green said Sunday after Johnson’s victory at Colonial. “I’m OK with it now because I know Daddy was in pain. He was a preacher for 60 years, lived his entire life for that day to go and meet his maker. He’s in a better place.”
Green had a chance to talk with his father before he died, driving the 360 miles from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to Pensacola on Players Championship Sunday after Johnson tied for second place.