It’s not just the first major win, taking the U.S. Open at Oakmont – that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of a season that is taking on epic proportions for DJ.
Did you know that he has 11 Top-10 finishes this year? That’s top of the field, by the way.
How about being the guy with the most wins in consecutive seasons? Yup, that’s DJ, with a win in every PGA Tour season since his first in ’08 (Note: He didn’t have a win in the ’14 calendar season, but he took the WGC-HSBC Champions event in November of ’13 in what was the early portion of the ’13-’14 season).
Have you seen his latest tournament results going back to the Northern Trust five months ago?
He has one less win in that time than total times out of the Top 10 in finishes!
I woke up this morning after he’d taken a share of the 1st round lead at my national championship, the Canadian Open this week at Glen Abbey GC, to see he’d dropped 4 strokes in 3 holes to start his 2nd round.
I came back to check the scores and guess what?
He’s made back the dropped shots and is again tied for the lead, late in his 2nd round.
*Note: Good God, I’ve just checked again before posting, and he’s clear in the lead at -8 thru 15 holes – this after heading to his 4th tee at -2, he’s 6 under for his last 9 holes!
You can forget the “Big 3” right now, because right now, Dustin Johnson is running the show.
He is #2 in the World Rankings, having blown by two of the “Big 3,” namely Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, and he is breathing down Jason Day’s fragile back.
And I give Dustin Johnson a greater chance of getting to #1 shortly than in Jason Day holding him off.
Day has a wonky back from a swing model that has been killing his lower back, and DJ simply doesn’t get hurt with his own swing.
Jordan Spieth is yipping wedge shots now, and DJ is the best wedge player in the game currently.
Rory’s more interested in looking like a golfing Batman, chest plates and all, and looks bored with his chosen profession half the time.
The longest guy on Tour, or 2nd, depending on the week.
The best guy from 50-125 yards out.
Leading Fedex Cup in points.
2 wins this season, already.
And finally coming into his own and playing the way a man with his physical talents should be playing.
He’s by far the best athlete on Tour right now, and makes a joke of previous claims that Tiger Woods was the greatest athlete of all time.
Being a golfer and winning tournaments while wearing form-fitting shirts may be nice, but it doesn’t make one an athlete. Being athletic makes one an athlete.
Tiger’s not even the greatest athlete of his own time in golf – that’s DJ.
The greatest athlete of all time, I’m sorry to say, wouldn’t have wrecked his back swinging a 13oz golf club, nor would he have listened to Sean Foley’s swing voodoo for more than a minute.
But enough of the past – Dustin Johnson is the present, and his future looks very bright, especially if he’s settling down to family life (he’ll actually have to get married, before it’s official, many will say, just pointing out).
I know he’s a Modern Golf Swing guy, but his athleticism and the model he uses give him every chance of getting through his career without major injury (and I sincerely hope I didn’t just put the Wax Golf jinx on him!).
This, as I’ve described in looking at the planted-heel swing and how DJ does it in the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video from last year.
Could be a really fun end to the season if you’re swing fan, because Triple-P golf (plunk, pitch and putt) doesn’t do it for me.
Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts available via download.
Or you can download the very latest MCS Golf Swing video “MCS – Perfect Pivot“ based on the flawless pivot action of Ben Hogan.