Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fore Things: DJ (4) will 'try' to catch Tiger's 18 WGCs

MEXICO CITY – Dustin Johnson held off challenges by Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood to win the WGC-Mexico Championship and build his lead in the Official Golf World Ranking. But that was just a part of what the world No. 1 accomplished on Sunday. Here are Fore Things to know from Sunday:

1. Johnson’s victory in Mexico was his fourth at a World Golf Championship, moving him to second on the all-time WGC list behind Tiger Woods who has 18 victories at the world events. Asked if he thought he could catch Woods in the WGC race, DJ shrugged. “He has a lot, but I’m going to try,” he said.

2. Rory McIlroy will consider his week in Mexico a mixed bag, with his tie for seventh probably better than he expected after being sideline with a rib injury for the last six weeks. But after opening with rounds of 68-65, it could have been much better.

“All in all, first week back, it’s OK,” he said. “But being two ahead going into the weekend, obviously disappointed with the finish I had.”


WGC-Mexico Championship: Articles, photos and videos


3. Johnson called his 54-degree wedge shot from a “funky” lie in a fairway bunker on the 72nd hole “dinky,” but the 127-yard shot landed 18 feet from the hole and he easily two-putted for his second victory of 2017. He called the clutch approach his best shot of the week. “It was pretty sporty. I definitely don’t want to hit it again,” he smiled.

4. Phil Mickelson said he was “disappointed” with his third-round 68, a round that included just four hit fairways. So what did he think of his closing 71 that dropped him into a tie for seventh place?

“This has been a good week to build off of,” he said. “I hit a lot of good shots, I drove it a lot better today, especially the back nine. I know what I’m supposed to do, I know what I’m trying to do, and when I do it, I’m able to execute and play golf at the level I want.”


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