Johnson loving bunker mentality


LEMONT, Ill. – Dustin Johnson says the crowd support he’s getting in his return to the Midwest is “absolutely great.”

Johnson’s using that encouragement in a bid to win the BMW Championship. His 68 Saturday moved him a shot off the lead. His last Midwest visit ended with his controversial finish at the PGA Championship last month, where he was penalized for grounding his club in a bunker he didn’t know was a bunker at the final hole at Whistling Straits.

Asked what comment he hears most from fans, Johnson said: “I hear, `It wasn’t a bunker!’ Every time, about every hole.”