Johnson Looks To Keep Rolling At US Open

  • Johnson Looks To Keep Rolling At US Open

Johnson Looks To Keep Rolling At US Open

"I've only played 18 holes here, but something would have to go seriously wrong to get into the realms of goofy golf". "It's time to step my game up, time to start taking it to the next level and move up a notch".

That championship marked the fifth time in four years he had missed the weekend at a major. "Mac (Hughes) might be just as hot as her right now, but consistently she's proven to be the best in Canada".

It's a great time in Canadian golf with the 23-year-old Henderson leading the pack and with Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, 29, Corey Conners, 28, and Nick Taylor, 32, all appearing poised to hit their prime at the same time.

The four Canucks in the U.S. Open field got together on Tuesday morning for an all-Canadian practice round at Winged Foot. "This one or Oakmont here is either one or two". 2020 PGA Championship victor Collin Morikawa is aware of this, even with playing just 9 holes in a practice round on Tuesday. Avoiding the long grass is vital since the heavy rough makes it very hard for golfers to get their approach shots to the green.

"Certainly from a comfort standpoint it's just like any other event for me now", Hadwin said of majors. "So it's a bit of an extra motivation there to play good this week and do what I have to do". "I think that's been the big thing". "But with the forecast, it's going to be hard no matter what".

"We've never played a course that's gotten away from us because it's too hard of a course tee to green", he said.

It doesn't figure to get any easier at Winged Foot. From what he's seen this week, players are going to have their hands full.

"Those three golf courses, they can host major championships without ever doing anything to them", he said. "You're going to have to put it in the fairway to control your ball going to the green".

Just 15 months ago, the 2011 champion described his recent US Open record as "pathetic" and suggested there "could be a problem" for the USGA if they couldn't "redeem themselves" from the set-up mistakes that were made at Erin Hills and Shinnecock Hills. "You've got to keep it out of the rough".

Johnson's season got off to a rough start after he missed time recovering from knee surgery and then had to endure the COVID-19 shutdown like everyone else.

Every major he plays this year is a chance to tie the mark for the most titles in each one. "There's lies that you know you're just going to have to wedge it out, and that's why I say you've got to take your medicine".

Australia's Geoff Ogilvy won the 2006 US Open with a score of five over par and Woods is expecting a similarly tough test this week on a course he rates in the top three for difficulty alongside Oakmont and Carnoustie.

"But if it doesn't quite happen, I can live with that and go home and be very happy and leave what's happened at the golf course at the golf course".

A four-time major victor, McIlroy has not won one of golf's big prizes since the 2014 PGA Championship and is without a tournament win of any sort since the World Golf Championship HSBC Champions last November.