Dustin Johnson already has dual runner-up finishes during a RBC Canadian Open during Glen Abbey Golf Course, and now he has a possibility to urge on that.
Johnson corroborated adult his 5-under 67 on Thursday with a 3-under 69 on Friday to get within 4 of Martin Flores’ 12-under lead. Johnson is in a tip 20 after Round 2 though though any genuine superstars in front of him.
This is not out of a typical for D.J. He finished second final year to Jhonattan Vegas and in 2013 when he mislaid by 3 to Brandt Snedeker. He feasts during this lane and has continued to do so this week notwithstanding a leaky brief game.
Johnson ranks outward a tip 70 in strokes gained putting and outward a tip 100 in strokes gained around a immature after 36 holes. If he cleans that adult on a weekend, Johnson could be looking during win No. 4 on a season.
“I’m attack a round good,”Johnson said. “I strike a lot of good putts that didn’t go in a hole. we still feel unequivocally good with a putter. we feel like I’m rolling it well. we had a garland of mouth outs currently though a golf march played a small bit worse with a wind. But yeah, I’m in a good position going into a weekend.”
Putting and brief diversion have actually, maybe surprisingly, been dual points of relations strength for Johnson so distant this year. He ranks in a tip 60 in both over median by a deteriorate (which is substantially because he’s already won 3 times).
But Johnson has indeed not played all that good given injuring his behind during a Masters in April. He’s gotten gradually worse given returning during a Wells Fargo Championship where he finished T2. That has come to a conduct in his final 3 tournaments where he’s had dual missed cuts and a T54 during a Open Championship.
It’s not that his diversion has disappeared, it’s only that he has not been as unchanging as he was when he won a Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship and WGC-Dell Match Play consecutively. Johnson pronounced on Thursday that he feels like he’s removing a small bit of that coherence back.
“The golf pitch feels a lot better,” Johnson said. “I’m starting to strike a lot of good shots, a lot some-more unchanging round flight. It’s really relocating in a right direction.
Johnson’s motorist has been his biggest arms all year and is again this week with Glen Abbey’s soft, soppy conditions. He’s No. 21 in a margin in strokes gained off a tee notwithstanding displaying little-to-no correctness and even interrogation about either he could have fans pierce a automobile from a parking lot in Round 1.
The upshot for Johnson is that if his TaylorMade stone starts dropping on Saturday and Sunday, he could be off to a races. With nobody in front of him that has preeminent staying power, we could be in for a fun weekend of Johnson perplexing to run down guys with obtuse talent.
And with his invulnerability of a WGC-Bridgestone Invitational arriving followed by a PGA Championship, it’s a dangerous time for a No. 1 actor on a world to find his diversion once again.