He won 4 times, ascended to No. 1 in a World and built adequate of a pillow to where he’s expected to turn only a fifth actor to reason a tip mark for a full year come February. Dustin Johnson’s 2017 was a success in roughly any measure. And nonetheless … it’s stays delicious to consider of what competence have been for a 33-year-old if not for a behind damage he suffered on a eve of a Masters.
That awaiting became even some-more so after listening to Johnson during his press discussion on Wednesday during a Sentry Tournament of Champions, an eventuality where a 2016 U.S. Open champion is creation ninth coming in a final 10 years. When asked about a widen to start a season, in that he won 3 true events, he concurred a hurl he was on.
“Winning in L.A. and afterwards Mexico and Match Play, all 3 starts in a row, [I was] apparently personification substantially a best golf of my career,” Johnson said. “And it wasn’t like they were back-to-back weeks, there was a lot of space in between, so we unequivocally felt like we had my diversion unequivocally dialed in.”
Any movement was halted when he slipped on a stairs in his let home in Augusta a day before a start of a Masters. Only now, though, does Johnson conclude only how prolonged it took him to get behind to his former form.
“Probably for a good 5 months. It took a prolonged time to redeem from it, for sure. … But that kind of threw me off there, we struggled for awhile after that.”
The formula would seem to endorse that. It wasn’t until late summer that Johnson was in row again, winning in a playoff over Jordan Spieth during a Northern Trust. While unhappy that he let another pretension trip divided in a tumble during a WGC-HSBC Champions interjection to a final-round stumble, Johnson believes 2018 is environment adult nicely.
“I’m saying signs of I’m attack a shots, they’ve got a right patterns, and I’m attack a shots that I’m seeing,” Johnson said. “It’s only some-more my cut’s starting to come behind where I’m attack it with manacles and with a driver. Where each shot’s starting to cut again. So that’s flattering most it. Just need a small some-more practice, need to unequivocally work on a wedges here a subsequent few weeks to get prepared for a large partial of a season.”