Dustin Johnson oozing confidence and consistency ahead of Tour Championship

Dustin Johnson wedge play

Dustin Johnson is in proverbial pole position as the interrupted PGA Tour season comes to a close at East Lake this weekend.

The American will start the event two strokes ahead of the rest of the field as he seeks to win the lucrative FedEx Cup prize, the biggest in golf. Johnson has earned that top spot after a wonderful few weeks on tour, finishing T2 at the PGA Championship, winning The Northern Trust then earning a solo runner-up place at the BMW Championship last weekend.

As such, it’s understandable that the world number one is brimming with confidence.

“I got a lot of confidence in the game right now,” said the 22-time PGA Tour winner.

“I feel like over the last four or five weeks I have been very very consistent and I feel every part of my game is working well. And so that’s what I like to see… the consistency.”

However, East lake is not a course where Johnson is consistent. Last year, he finished last in the select field at ten over par, 28 shots behind winner Rory McIlroy. But in 2018 Johnson earned a third-place finish after closing with a pair of 67s.

“I’ve had a whole mixed bag of finishes here,” he admitted.

“I either play really well or I play really terrible. It’s just one of those things. I feel like I’m gonna play well this time around…”

Johnson is set to tee off with world number two Jon Rahm, the last pairing, at East Lake on Thursday afternoon.