Dustin Johnson Laps Jason Day, Wins the Bridgestone

Published on 4-Jul-2016 by Alan Adamsson

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Dustin Johnson Laps Jason Day, Wins the Bridgestone

Here's a fairly decent way to go into The Open full of confidence:

  • Win the US Open,
  • Cool your jets for a week, and
  • Score a comeback charge to nail down another trophy.

It could work wonders for Dustin Johnson.

In fact, it's accurate to call this a better three-point plan than the Underpants Gnomes had.

Dude definitely has Phase 3 sorted.

Here's how the final round of his 11th tour triumph unfolded:

In so doing, Johnson leapfrogged his bud Rory McIlroy in the world rankings.

Ironically, that made him second only to Jason Day, fresh off his collapse at Firestone Country Club that may not have been epic, but -- coming in the throes of The Open -- it was notable.

Here's how accomplished Johnson's become lately:

It's gotta be a relief for him to have more talking points than the ones that got away.

And with his howitzer woods, sages like Tony Jacklin think Johnson's game is well-suited for Royal Troon.

If this spring and early summer are indeed the turning point for Johnson and his confidence, The Open may be the event that seals the deal.