SOUTHPORT, England — By one count, Dustin Johnson’s pre-Open Championship press discussion dragged on for something like 7 mins and 7 mins and 30 seconds. But a male from Golf Channel reckoned 8 minutes. Then again, a Guardian’s golf match tweeted that it lasted 7 minutes.
Whatever, what is not in doubt is that good aged D.J. wasn’t during his many plain on a eve of his ninth coming in golf’s oldest vital and his initial revisit to Royal Birkdale. Reckoned by many as a best of England’s 4 courses on a Open rota, a Southport links met with a former U.S. Open champion’s approval.
“I unequivocally like a golf course,” he confirmed. “Obviously it’s my initial time here. But we got over here early; we got here on Saturday. So I’ve gotten a lot of use on a course. And we feel like it sets adult good for me. But it’s like any Open Championship, you’ve only got to control your golf ball. If we can do that, we can get around here and fire some good scores.”
Speaking of which, Johnson claimed to be prepared to get behind to a arrange of form that saw him arrive during a Masters in Apr as an roughly restricted favorite before carrying to repel after injuring himself on a stairs of his let residence a day before a initial round.
“I feel good,” he said. “I feel like a diversion is starting to get behind to what it was. I’m unequivocally attack it a lot better. we feel like a dabble is starting to hurl a small bit better. we struggled a small bit on a greens during Memorial and during a U.S. Open. But a dabble feels good. I’ve got a lot of certainty in it. After a damage during Augusta, we spent a lot of time operative on my pitch and kind of not many time operative on a brief game. So that was not by design, though only kind of how it went. Everything is feeling flattering good right now.”
Sailing along nicely, Johnson was asked out-of-the-blue how he felt about a probability of blood contrast on a PGA Tour:
“I don’t care. They can do whatever they have to. It’s zero that concerns me, that’s for sure.”
Eventually someone acted to Johnson what seems to be a doubt of a week during this 146th Open: “With 7 first-time winners in a quarrel during majors, do we consider it would be improved if a talent was some-more focused on a few names that people could unequivocally base for?”
Johnson refrained from addressing a theme that some trust inhibits a actor in today’s epoch from dominating—the enrichment of complicated apparatus that presumably lessens an differently higher player’s ability advantage. Even so, he came adult with his many courteous response of a day.
“The talent turn is so high on a PGA Tour that it’s tough to be that dominant—especially right now in this day and age—the talent is so good, from one to 50 in a world,” he said. “If we demeanour during tennis, a 50th man in a universe is substantially not going to win a vital championship, since a man here in a tip 50 has a unequivocally good shot. It’s only different. It’s a opposite sport. It’s opposite levels of talent from one to 50.”