SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Winning your first major, particularly after you’d waited as long as Dustin Johnson, can sometimes lead to a bout with complacency. But as is normally the case with DJ, that hasn’t been the case.
“I want to win. I want to win every major. Maybe even more of a desire to get a second one,” Johnson said Wednesday at the PGA Championship.
Johnson hasn’t slowed since earning his major breakthrough at June’s U.S. Open. He won his next start, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, then finished tied for ninth at The Open and second last week at the RBC Canadian Open.
He also has added motivation, if that’s even necessary, at the PGA Championship. A victory would likely push Johnson past Jason Day and into the top spot in the world ranking.
Johnson can claim the top spot if he wins and Day finishes no better than a tie for second place, or if DJ finishes alone in second place and Day is outside the top 28 at Baltusrol.
“I don't worry about that. I just go out and play golf and try to shoot the best score I can,” Johnson said. “If at the end of the week, if I'm on top of the leaderboard and I get to No. 1, obviously that would be great and be a big accomplishment.”
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