In his quip from a staircase tumble that wrecked his Masters dream, universe No 1 Dustin Johnson is vigilant on climbing to heights uncharted by anybody other than Tiger Woods in new times.
The 32-year-old tees it adult in Thursday’s initial turn of a Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina meaningful that if he wins he will turn a initial actor to win 4 PGA Tour events in period given Woods 9 years ago. And a tie would not stop there.
Victory during Eagle Point Golf Club – a blueprint station in for common venue, Quail Hollow, that hosts a US PGA in Aug – would take Johnson some-more than 5 points transparent during a tip of a universe rankings. Only Woods has enjoyed such a autocratic opening in a past dual decades and that honour would certainly be some arrange of satisfaction following the weird damage on a eve of Augusta that led to his withdrawal on a initial tee.
Following a pro-am on Wednesday, Johnson explained a romantic pain of blank a Masters. “I watched it – we had to, as we was on a lounge and there wasn’t anything else on TV,” he said. “It was tough watching, yes. we was personification a best golf of my career heading into a Masters. But it happens and I’m good to go now. I’m looking brazen to this week and subsequent week [the Players Championship] afterwards on to a US Open [in June].”