The long hitting Dustin Johnson seems poised to stay on top of the golfing world for quite some time. His win yesterday at the WC Match Play Championship was a clinic for anyone and demonstrated his dominance on the links. As he continues to cement his position atop of the world golf rankings, I notice that some pundits are wondering if anyone will be able to beat him at the Masters! Considering the way he is play of late, they might be right.
Dustin Johnson is the complete package. He hits the ball a mile, has a strong middle irons, smooth short game and as of late can putt the lights out. It took a bit of time to for him to hone his skills, but now that he has arrived, is just might be the next Tiger Woods.
On a side note, I realize I am comparing him to a living legend, but Tiger Woods is the benchmark for all modern-day golfers whether we like it or not. And, as such, the performance of any top golfer will forever be overshadowed by Woods’ aptitude for winning.
Dustin Johnson, at this time, is dominant player in golf. He calmly goes about his business by winning more than any other player over the past 12 months. His 6 wins in 29 events tops the group. Unfortunately, he still leaves the impression that his stint at the top is only temporary.
So I tell you, can anyone really stop Dustin Johnson. I suggest yes, anyone at any time. Johnson winning 1 up yesterday over the 54 ranked player in the field is a perfect example of what I am talking about. The ability to win on tour is no longer limited to a chosen few. Not only are the top 10 players given greater odds to win, but players long considered journeyman are streaking their way to huge payoffs. Of course, players like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will be viewed as favourites, but no one can be discounted out at any time. This is what makes professional golf exciting today.
Will Dustin Johnson win the Masters? I do not think so. I think Rory McIlroy will win the green jacket this year. He is playing well and seems ready to win his 5th Major! As he does, will he be the player everyone will think is the player to beat? Only time will tell.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!