For the first two rounds of the Hero World Challenge, Dustin Johnson, the World No. 3 and the PGA Tour Player of the Year, after making the necessary preparations, was paired with Brooks Koepka.
In this week’s OWGR, Johnson is at the top as the top-ranked player, but has so far, not fared quite well in the event, either at any of the venues as he has no top finishes to his name.
For the first edition at Albany just last year, he had come out at the 15th position out of a total 18 players, and at a distant 13 shots away from the current champion, Bubba Watson.
Last season was quite a good one for the South Carolinian as he won a career-best times, and also came off with wins in two other no-cut events. He also had his first major at the US Open.
The FedEx Cup standings saw him finish 2nd. This season has seen Johnson with a T35 four weeks ago as his only action at the WGC-HSBC (74-74-70-69). He was however 22 shots in arrears to the winner, Hideki Matsuyama. Continue reading