DUSTIN JOHN­SON

(NO.1)

Golf Australia - - GYM LESSON -

Best 2017 re­sults

Won Ge­n­e­sis Open, WGC Mex­ico Cham­pi­onship, WGC Dell Match Play, North­ern Trust.

Driver

Tay­lorMade M1 with 10.5° loft (set to 11°), fit­ted with Fu­jikura Speeder Evo­lu­tion 2.0 Tour Spec 661X shaft.

How he does it

The Strokes Gained stat is the num­ber of strokes a player takes from a spe­cific dis­tance off the tee on par-4 and par-5s mea­sured against a sta­tis­ti­cal base­line to de­ter­mine the player’s strokes gained or lost off the tee on a hole. The sum of the val­ues for all holes played in a round mi­nus the field average strokes gained/lost for the round is the player’s Strokes gained/lost for that round. The sum of strokes gained for each round are di­vided by to­tal rounds played. Now that you have got all that, know this … Dustin John­son did it way bet­ter than any­one else in 2017. The big dif­fer­ence in his driv­ing per­for­mance over the past 18 months comes from al­ter­ing his swing to com­bine his raw power with a more con­trol­lable fade. To do this he sim­ply sets his body a lit­tle open at ad­dress, aims for the left side of the fair­way and rips it.

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