Dustin Johnson seems to be trying ahead to enjoying at Pebble Seaside within the 2019 U.S. Open.
The 34-year-old golfer received his lone main on the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, and he’ll look to start the journey to a second on June 13. Johnson is content material with competing at a well-known venue and is among the many favorites to emerge victorious on the well-known course.
“Well, I like the golf course. I know the golf course very well playing the AT&T every year, playing the 2010 Open here,” Johnson advised reporters Tuesday. “It’s a golf course that I’m very comfortable on. Obviously this time of year it plays much different than it does in the AT&T, but it still is very helpful to know the golf course.”
Johnson is second on the planet rankings and sits simply behind Brooks Koepka, who has the perfect odds within the discipline (15-1) and has received the final two U.S. Opens. The 2 have a powerful relationship however are rivals on and off the golf course.
“Yeah, Brooks is one of my best friends. Yeah, we compete. Doesn’t matter what we’re doing, we’re competing doing it,” Johnson stated.
Johnson has finished effectively within the majors this 12 months, ending T2 within the Masters and second within the PGA Championship. He is assured his preparation this week will assist him attain peak efficiency.
“Yeah, I feel like I’ve had good work Monday, good work today,” Johnson stated. “I’m seeing the patterns that I want to see. For me, if I can – I feel like the putter is starting to roll really good. Last week it was tough to tell how you were putting last week.”
Johnson has had success at Pebble Seaside prior to now, however he says this course appears barely completely different than the one he performed in 2010, the place he completed T8.
“The only thing maybe that’s a little different from 10 is just the fairway on 18 I think is a little smaller, or maybe it just looks that way to me,” Johnson stated. “Nevertheless it appears prefer it’s somewhat smaller, they moved it somewhat – introduced that tough in down the appropriate aspect somewhat bit.
“But other than that, I feel like the golf course is identical to what it was in 2010.”
All in all, Johnon looks as if he is able to get pleasure from enjoying on a course he fell in love with 11 years in the past.
“I really liked it from the first time I ever came up here and played, which was in ’08. It was one of my first few events that I ever played on tour,” Johnson stated. “But just – I mean, what’s not to like? The golf course is fantastic from start to finish. When you’ve got nice weather, it’s quite beautiful out there.”