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

Tiger Ruined My Confidence, Says Steve

Steve Stricker in his open letter at player’s tribunal said his confidence was ruined by golfer Tiger Woods.

It is not like Tiger Woods had done international harm to Stricker’s confidence, but it is his game that dominated Stricker’s confidence on golf.

Narrating his experience in letter Stricker writes “In the 1997 tour, I entered the tour with full confidence. My confidence was high because of winning last matches and being in good form. I was paired with Tiger Woods in one of the event. While playing the game, I saw an incredible performance of Woods. ”He further added, “While the playing with him I get stunned with the view that Wood’s ball land 50-60 yards beyond my ball.” Continue reading