Dustin Johnson admitted that his form has dropped in the recent past but he hopes to put up a strong challenge to make it back to back victories at Augusta. Since his victory at Augusta in November, Johnson has only participated in six events including a win at the Saudi International. Results have not been as optimistic in recent months.
“My game is in good shape,” declared Johnson on Tuesday. “Maybe not quite as good of shape as it was in November, but I feel like it’s coming together. I’m starting to hit a lot of the same shots and getting a lot more comfortable over the golf ball. I feel like it’s in pretty good form.”
Johnson said that the windy conditions in Hawaii, Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles have affected his posture. He has been working on his game in the hope of becoming only the fourth player to defend a Masters title. Johnson says he’s not concerned with the different conditions this year as compared to the conditions during his record winning Masters last year.
“It’s still the same golf course. I mean, the shots that you hit, it doesn’t really change,” added Johnson. “It’s just the spots where you land it kind of change depending on the firmness and where you’re at or what club you’re hitting, but the golf course hasn’t changed.”