Dustin Johnson puts winning above being No 1 as he heads to US Open

by Theguardian

American’s six-stroke win at the St Jude Classic a ‘big statement’ and a perfectly timed confidence booster for golf’s second major of the year at Shinnecock Hills

Dustin Johnson places more faith in the means by which he returned to No 1 in the world than the fact he will start the second major of the year in prime position. Johnson’s six-stroke victory at the St Jude Classic means he has usurped Justin Thomas just days before the US Open gets under way at Shinnecock Hills.

“Winning, I think, is a bigger confidence booster than being No 1 in the world,” Johnson said. “For me, playing the way I did all week, playing the way I did on Sunday knowing everything that was on the line, gives me a lot of confidence.

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