Consistency is a key to Dustin Johnson when it comes to his golf game.
At the Club de Golf Chapultepec (say that three times fast) in Mexico, Johnson was consistent enough to win by a mere stroke over Brit Tommy Fleetwood. He earned his second win of the season while also retaining his World #1 ranking that he first reached two weeks ago with a win in the Genesis Open.
Although this was his 14th PGA Tour victory, this is not to say Johnson had an easy time of it this weekend. Admittedly, he was frustrated by a balky putter and tricky greens on the unfamiliar golf course. Add to that the fact that Johnson had to fend off challenges from Fleetwood and two fellow Tour Pros who also have victories to their credit this season, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas. It is easy to see why Johnson considered himself lucky to escape this weekend with the one-stroke victory.
After being reminded during the Post-round Press Conference on Sunday that this was also his fourth World Golf Championship (of Mexico) win, Johnson is second on that list. Asked if he thinks he will catch and even pass the leader, who is Tiger Woods with 18 WGC victories, Johnson said, “He’s done a lot….
but I am going to try.”
Number One in the World, Second in WGC wins, it is easy to see why consistency is an important ingredient in his game. Yet, Johnson freely admitted that golf, while important, is not a priority in his life.
Johnson says he now will go home to Florida to be with his girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky, who happens to be Wayne Gretzky’s daughter. The couple is expecting their second child.
Johnson said he will take a short break before next playing in Texas then at The Masters in April.