World number one Dustin Johnson enters the week fresh after opting not to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, but since winning the illustrious Green Jacket at Augusta at the rearranged Masters last Autumn, DJ has shown some indifferent form in the three tournaments proceeding. Within this time, the world's top golfer finished with T-11, T-8 and T-54, the latter coming at the WGC-Workday, where he shot a surprising +5.
Despite this, the stats speak for themselves. Over his career, he averages a top 10 finish in every 2.6 events he competes in, with 24 wins on the Tour to show for it. He is a two-time major winner for a reason.
The American's win at Augusta in November saw him shoot the lowest ever four-round score at the Masters (268, 20-under-par) and his winning margin of five was the biggest since Tiger Woods’ memorable destruction of the field in 1997, the man who would go on to present him with the Green Jacket afterwards. Gone are the days of his 12-foot three-putt on the 18th on Sunday at Chambers Bay and his final day 82 at Pebble Beach at US Open’s in 2015 and 2010, as his consistent big wins have helped rid him of that notorious ‘bottler’ tag.
DJ is 11/1 to win his first-ever Players’ Championship.