RBC Canadian Open: Dustin Johnson looking to shake off abroad struggles

Dustin Johnson is a top-ranked actor in golf, yet he enters this week’s Canadian Open on a heels of a unsatisfactory display opposite a pond.

After winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and finishing third during a U.S. Open, Johnson reappeared during Carnoustie after a month off. It was a brief trip, as Johnson missed his initial cut given the 2017 U.S. Open.

“I unequivocally didn’t play poorly, so not really,” Johnson pronounced Wednesday during his press discussion when asked if he altered anything mentally after a missed cut. “Coming in here, we only work on a same things I’ve been operative on. we feel like I’m overhanging well, I’m attack it well.

“Spent a small bit of time operative on a putting, that is something that’s been kind of prohibited and cold this year a small bit, yet we feel like I’ve got a flattering good kick on it. we feel like I’m rolling it well, so that’s something I’ve spent a small bit of time on. And afterwards a lot of time on wedges, too, to get those a small bit sharper. But we feel like a whole diversion as a whole is flattering good now.”

Johnson has dual top-8 finishes here in his final dual tries, including a T-2 in 2016. He has dual runners-up finishes all together here.

“It’s always good to come behind here,” Johnson said. “I unequivocally like this golf course. I’ve had some success here, and we suffer entrance and personification a Canadian Open, generally being an RBC ambassador, and afterwards carrying a few ties to Canada, we get a lot of fans out here, and they’ve been good a past few years, and I’m always vehement to come behind here and play.

“I’ve got to play a small better. we feel like I’ve unequivocally played good here. we like a golf course. It sets adult good for me. we feel like a diversion is in flattering good form right now, and I’m vehement about this week.”

With a PGA Tour in line for a makeover subsequent season, a Canadian Open will pierce in front of a U.S. Open. Johnson consider that bodes good for Canadian golf.

“I consider it’ll be good for a golf tournament,” Johnson said. “A lot of guys like to play a week before a U.S. Open, so you’ll unequivocally get some opposite guys, and we consider a margin will unequivocally urge even yet this year we feel like we have a unequivocally good margin here during a RBC.

“But we consider a date pierce is good, and we consider a margin will get stronger for sure.”

While Johnson didn’t make any winning predictions, he seemed flattering assured in his chances.

“The march is in unequivocally good shape, substantially a best figure I’ve seen it given I’ve played here,” he said. “So it’s going to be a good week.”

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