Spotlight on Dustin Johnson

 

Dustin Johnson has enjoyed an extraordinary past two years.

For a long time he was written off by many as an extremely talented golfer, who without question had the ability to win major championships but had a habit of blowing up on the biggest stages.

Looking back now though this seems almost ridiculous. His recent victory at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play meant that he was the first player ever to win all four WGC events, it was a third consecutive tournament victory for DJ and last year he broke his major duck in style at the U.S. Open.

This major breakthrough came in spite of some questionable event handling by the USGA who failed to let Dustin or his competitors know for several holes whether or not he had racked up an unfortunate penalty stroke during the final round and it was this misfortune and Johnson's mature handling of the situation that saw him gain plenty of new fans.

 
 

The steely manner of this breakthrough major victory at Oakmont that shattered the illusion that Johnson isn't a mentally strong golfer or that he was destined to never dine at the very top table of the game. Nine months on from this victory Dustin Johnson sits proudly atop the Official World Golf Ranking and is without question the man to beat at the moment. 

We recently spent time with three well respected golf journalists Doug Ferguson, ESPN's Michael Collins and Golf Channel's Randall Mell, who all had their say on the world's current best player who has not exactly had it easy off the course as well as on the course throughout his formative years.

It's been a long and winding road to the top for Dustin Johnson but he now looks set to add to his major tally and keep battling for supremacy with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, none of whom have been able to quite live with DJ of late.