Heard the one about the top-10 golfer who failed three drug tests in five years, including two for cocaine, while allegedly carrying on liaisons with the wife of at least one fellow tour player? If not, then those PGA Tour mandarins in Florida would prefer to keep it that way. For the name of Dustin Johnson is one that they have, for three months, been seeking desperately to expunge.
Being deliberate is making sure I don’t miss information that I need to hit the right shot.” Increased visibility and TV time for players like Day and Jordan Spieth can add additional pressure and scrutiny when it comes to maintaining a reasonable pace of play, but Day is determined to stay in his routine. “Last year, I felt that I had a lot more peer pressure, and I’m like, ‘I’ve got to speed up play,’" he said.
Royal St. George’s has a date with the British Open. The course will host the 2020 Open Championship, as announced Monday by the R&A. The 130-year-old club in southeastern England will host the event for the 15th time and the first since Darren Clarke won in 2011. "I have so many wonderful memories from that week at Sandwich and I will be thrilled to go back there for The Open in three years’ time.” As for future Open courses, the event will visit Royal Birkdale this year before heading to Carnoustie in 2018 and then to Northern Ireland for the first time in more than 60 years as Royal Portrush plays host in 2019.