• The 31-year-old is 'on form' heading into the Open
• The Old Course is the American's favourite Open layout
Dustin Johnson | The Open
Dustin Johnson says his US Open experience didn’t hurt, despite three-putting the last hole to hand the title to Jordan Spieth.
Expected by many to be in contention on Sunday in St Andrews, the American described his tied-second place finish at Chambers Bay as ‘definitely a positive’ experience, but did admit he was ‘a little disappointed’ in how it finished.
“I had control over my game but once you got on that putting surface, you didn’t have much control,” said Johnson. “I was hitting them where I wanted to, they just weren’t going in. I’m fine, I’m over it.”
"17 and 18 are great to play and it doesn’t get any better than finishing right in the town.” - Dustin Johnson
Johnson is in St Andrews this week to play in the 144th Open Championship and believes he has the game to be in the mix come Sunday afternoon.
“I feel like I’m playing really well right now,” he continued. This is a golf course that suits me and the greens are very good. If you putt it well, you’re going to have a chance to win on Sunday.
“To me, this is my favourite Open venue. I’ve played most of the ones on the rota and this is my favourite. It’s a great course from start to finish. I enjoy playing it. 17 and 18 are great to play and it doesn’t get any better than finishing right in the town.”
Dustin Johnson happy with course
Earlier in the week, Tiger Woods said he was ‘shocked’ by how ‘soft and green’ the Old Course was, but Johnson isn’t fussed how the course is set-up, he is fine however it plays.
“I think it plays great either way. Right now, the greens are perfect, the fairways are still bouncing, they’re just not crazy. Even if we get some rain and it gets even softer, these greens are so big and have so much slope, they can put the pins where it still makes the course difficult.