Dustin Johnson is the longest driver on the PGA Tour and this week heads to the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, a 7,400-yard layout that suits his game.
Five top-five finishes in his last six starts, including a major and WGC victory, make it easy to see why the 32-year-old comes into the week with confidence.
‘I feel like I’m hitting the ball really well. I think the game is in really good shape. [I will] do a little practice on the putting at Baltusrol, but other than that, I’m really confident in the game right now,’ he said.
The South Carolina-born golfer enjoys the year’s final major and has four top-10s from his last six bids for the Wanamaker Trophy. His best result was a tie for fifth in 2010, which could have been much better had he not shot a final-round 73.
The US Open champion has improved his iron play this season and ranks in PGA Tour’s top-10 when it comes to approaches between 50-125 yards and 150-175 yards. He is not too bad either from 200 yards or more where he ranks 16th.
Johson is fifth in putting average and second in birdie or better conversion rate. The statistics suggest that he has the perfect game for Baltusrol: he hits it long, is good with his long irons, and sinks crucial putts.