Saturday, April 29, 2017

At first sign of trouble, DJ drops the hammer

AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time this week, Dustin Johnson found himself in a tense situation, all square with Alex Noren after the Swede rolled in a 40-footer for birdie at the 12th hole at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Save for when he had been standing on the first tee, Johnson had not trailed nor been tied as he cruised through group play and the Round of 16.

How the world No. 1 responded to his first taste adversity was almost as impressive as his dominance to that point.


WGC-Dell Match Play: Articles, photos and videos


Johnson rolled in a 9-footer for birdie at No. 13, an 11-footer for birdie at No. 15, and closed the match out on the 16th hole with a 4 1/2-foot birdie putt for a 3-and-2 victory.

He still hasn’t played Nos. 17 and 18 in a match.

“I knew Alex was going to be a tough opponent. I wasn’t frustrated that I was all square,” Johnson said. “I came back, made a nice birdie on 13 and won that hole and then birdied 15 and 16 to win, too. Came back strong after losing three holes in a row.”

Johnson will face Hideto Tanihara in Sunday’s semifinal round and can become the first player to win all four World Golf Championships and his third consecutive start.


Speak Your Mind

*

*

Do You Want To Improve Your Game?

If you are frustrated by: Slow Improvement No Improvement Lack of Consistency Poor Performance Confusing Information...

I created the Sweet Spot Shots Video Lesson Library just for you.

My name is Geoff Greig and as a PGA Professional I have taught over 15,000 lessons. Different golfers, different swings, different abilities, different ages and different goals.

The one thing all those golfers have in common with each other... and with you is the pure joy and sense of accomplishment they feel when they strike the ball on the Sweet Spot of the club face.

Sweet Spot Shots are one of the BEST feelings in golf AND... the fastest and simplest way for you to improve the quality of your game.

The Sweet Spot Shots Video Lesson Library includes... Over 4 Hours of all my best: Swing Tuning Tips Consistency Grooving Exercises Bring Your Best Golf to the Course Tools AND My Three Best Selling E Books AND 8 Bonus Video Lessons on Power and Effective Practice Habits


google-site-verification: google95de8c688cfd721b.html