Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Dec 3, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 Friday to match U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Sixth-ranked Matsuyama, coming off three Asian triumphs in the past six weeks, moved even ...

Sep 10, 2016

Johnson cards course-record 63

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson doesn’t care about the physics behind his new putter. Seeing more putts drop is enough for him. Johnson made two eagles in a span of seven holes, shot 31 on the back nine and set the course record at ...

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Jul 13, 2016

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Rory McIlroy dealt another blow to golf’s relationship with the Olympics on Tuesday, when he indicated he would only watch “the stuff that matters” at next month’s Rio Games. The final 60-man Olympic field was revealed Monday, with world No. 3 Jordan Spieth joining ...

Jul 9, 2016

Johnson to skip Olympics due to concerns over Zika virus

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Jordan Spieth is the only player ...

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Jun 20, 2016

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed ...

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Jun 18, 2016

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, “Where did it ...

Johnson leads PGA with 66

Aug 14, 2015

Johnson leads PGA with 66

Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth was frustrated with his putting. Not so surprising about the opening round of the PGA Championship on Thursday was Dustin Johnson. He was leading. Shaking off a double dose of disappointment in the majors, Johnson ...

Dunne, Spieth chase history

Jul 20, 2015

Dunne, Spieth chase history

For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British Open was slipping away. Just like that, and because this ...

Johnson leads as strong winds create chaos at British Open

Jul 19, 2015

Johnson leads as strong winds create chaos at British Open

Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews. Dustin Johnson gave Saturday some semblance of order. The second round lasted nearly 39 hours from the first tee shot to the final putt. Brooks ...

Johnson in lead as rain affects play

Jul 18, 2015

Johnson in lead as rain affects play

Rare flooding, sunshine, more rain and always wind. None of it seemed to matter to Dustin Johnson at St. Andrews. On a wild day of weather Friday at the British Open that delayed the start of the second round by more than three hours, ...

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jul 17, 2015

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at ...