That little hiccup in July appears to be well in the rearview mirror.
Dustin Johnson set a The Northern Trust tournament record last week by reaching 30-under en route to a whopping 11-shot win last week in the FedEx Cup Playoffs opener.
This dominating performance comes on the heels of finishing T-12th at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and T-2nd at the PGA Championship. He’s up to 11 consecutive rounds in the 60s.
A bad back was what plagued him while missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament and what was going to be a MC at the 3M Open before he withdrew. Now back in full health, DJ is back to what once got him to world No. 1.
Johnson led the field by a mile in strokes gained approach (3.03 per round) and was second in SG off the tee (.954). He was able to hit driver a lot and was able to skirt any instances of trouble that came his way.
A major championship venue like Olympia Fields should form a better test, but I like him to use a similar strategy as last week.
He comes to the BMW Championship ranked ninth on Tour in birdie average (4.34), first in fairway proximity (27’10”) and third in rough proximity (37’11”).
Closer to the hole is where the field can catch up to DJ, though he was in the top 13 last week in SG around the greens and SG putting.
Johnson can pick up his sixth FedEx Cup Playoffs win and pass Rory McIlroy for most all time