Dustin Johnson won’t ever forget the 2010 season. He began it by claiming a third PGA Tour title at Pebble Beach and next time he found himself on the Monterrey Peninsula he lead the US Open by six shots with 18 holes to play. It seemed he was on the brink of becoming America’s latest golfing superstar. At which point his thrilling style let him down. He continued to smash huge drives and unleash fearless approaches but the aim was now awry and he slipped backwards, allowing steady playing partner Graeme McDowell to pinch the crown. Two months later he was in the final group again, chasing PGA Championship leader Nick Watney who promptly collapsed in much the same style Johnson had done and this time the 26-year-old South Carolinan looked set to win – only for an errant drive, a secret bunker and a two-shot penalty to dash his hopes in horrible fashion. As awful as those memories might be, they do prove one thing – Johnson is good enough to get into the mix regularly at the top table (he has now finished T14 or better in four of the last five majors) and although he is making his Ryder Cup debut he was part of the victorious US Walker Cup team in 2007.
|5th Sep||Deutsche Bank Championship||57|
|29th Aug||The Barclays||9|
|15th Aug||PGA Championship||5|
|26th Sep||Tour Championship||22|
|12th Sep||BMW Championship||1|
Adam Scott equals course record to share halfway lead at Australian Open
Scott carded five birdies and an eagle on the 18th at Victoria Golf Club.
Hole-in-one helps Tom McKibbin make strong start in South Africa
The 19-year-old holed out with a five iron from 232 yards on the 11th hole.
A nice birdie-fest – Tiger Woods expecting low scoring Hero World Challenge
Woods withdrew on Monday due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Adam Scott relishing chance to experience a career first at the Australian Open
The tournament sees men, women and golfers with disabilities competing on the same course at the same time.
Tiger Woods backs up Rory McIlroy and says LIV Golf boss Greg Norman ‘has to go’
Woods called McIlroy a ‘true leader’ as he spoke out about the Saudi-funded breakaway.
Tiger Woods withdraws from Hero World Challenge due to foot problem
The former world number one has not played since the Open Championship in July.
Tiger Woods to partner son Charlie in next month’s PNC Championship
Woods has not played since the Open Championship in July.
I want to fulfil my dreams – Adam Scott in no mood to lower expectations
Scott is seeking a third Australian PGA Championship title this week in his native Queensland.
Nicolas Colsaerts named a vice-captain for Europe’s Ryder Cup team
The Belgian joins Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari on Luke Donald’s staff.
Ireland’s Ancient East: Golf attractions alongside stunning beauty of Kildare
Ireland has a rich mix of tourist attractions across its varied and beautiful terrain.