DJ’s early-season barrage of victories – three straight from February into March – have kept him atop the Official World Golf Ranking. However, a tough stretch through the first half of the summer opened the door for Jordan Spieth to take the top spot in the FedEx Cup race away from him.
With a top-ten finish at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, Johnson got back in rhythm for the first time in two full months. With that confidence factor back in his game, the defending champ at
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Firestone should be ready to make another run at the top of the leaderboard this week.
Johnson has said that he still feels some of the effects from the April fall at Augusta that cost him the entirety of the Masters Tournament, but that doesn’t appear to be holding him back dramatically. As long as he continues to be in playing shape, Johnson will be a strong contender.
If DJ were to triumph at Firestone, he would become the first player in the WGC era to win all three of the original events in one year. With that type of history on the line, expect him to lift his game up another notch.