AUGUSTA, Ga. – Consider it Dustin Johnson’s revenge.
During last year’s Tuesday’s game at Augusta National, Johnson and Jason Dufner reportedly lost their four-ball practice-round match, 2 and 1, to Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, who shot a front-nine 30 and made an eagle at No. 13.
This year, however, Johnson, while paired with Brandt Snedeker, earned some redemption with a victory over Fowler and Mickelson.
Although the score remained a secret, the outcome was clear.
“Phil and I lost, but it was a good match. I didn’t make as many as I did last year, but it’s a good way to have a few shots that matter,” Fowler said. “Talk a lot of trash and go back and forth, but at the end of the day they are very helpful.”
Johnson echoed Fowler’s comments, saying the now-annual game is a good test as the year’s first major championship round approaches. He also made it clear how important a win on Tuesday against Mickelson is.
“I don’t care who I play with, as long as I play against Phil,” Johnson smiled.