Dustin Johnson couldn’t be in a improved place entrance into a U.S. Open in 2018. He’s a No. 1 actor in a world, entrance off of a win during a St. Jude Classic, and is entirely healthy going into this year’s contest during Shinnecock Hills in Suffolk County, N.Y.
Johnson’s win in Memphis, Tenn. final week once again warranted him a No. 1 ranking in a world.
“I had a lot on a line on Sunday. we knew it. we knew if we go out and win a golf tournament, we go behind to No. 1,” Johnson pronounced during his press discussion during a U.S. Open Tuesday. “To go out and play a approach we did, we know, generally on a behind 9 was unequivocally a large certainty boost for me entrance into this week.”
The 33-year-old holed out on a 18th hole to put him 5 shots transparent of his closest aspirant and acquire him his second win of a 2018 season. No actor has ever won a week directly before a U.S. Open and left on to win a vital event, though Johnson isn’t disturbed about it.
“I felt like during a Memorial it was unequivocally good. It’s been good for a final integrate months. we only wasn’t removing a whole lot out of it,” Johnson said. “So that’s because we wanted to keep playing, and we felt like it was close, and, we know, that’s because we motionless to go to Memphis and play. we consider it was a flattering good decision.”
Johnson will tee off Thursday alongside Tiger Woods and World No. 2 Justin Thomas. Every singular one of those group has won during slightest one major, with Johnson holding home a U.S. Open in 2016, Thomas winning a PGA Championship in 2017 and Woods with his 14 won over a career in that he has amassed 79 PGA Tour victories.
“I like it. we consider it’s going to be fun,” Johnson said. “I like personification with J.T. we like personification with Tiger. We’ll have a large gallery out there. It will be a lot of fun on Thursday afternoon when we tee it up.”
In 2017, Johnson had a severe go of it during a U.S. Open blank a cut after sharpened 75 and 73 in a initial dual rounds. He took a while to get going after pang a weird damage during The Masters progressing in a deteriorate and his opening suffered during several successive events.
However, he is healthy this deteriorate and behind looking to win another major. He has finished in a tip 5 during a U.S. Open in 3 of his final 4 attempts, including a win in 2016 and a runner-up finish in 2015.
Starting Thursday, he will be attempting to turn a 22nd actor to win mixed U.S. Opens in further to his second career vital championship.
“I feel like right now, my game’s in really good shape,” Johnson said. “I feel like we got a lot of certainty in it, and we feel like we can play this golf march well. And then, we know, it unequivocally would be overwhelming to get my second major.”