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If Johnson was on the lookout for a course to get his sport again on monitor he couldn’t have picked a greater format than Glen Abbey, a venue the place he has twice completed runner-up.
It additionally favours big-hitters like himself and good good friend, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.
After a sun-baked Carnoustie, golfers making the journey to Canada will shift gears and alter techniques as they tackle a lush inexperienced Glen Abbey. Nowhere is that distinction more likely to be extra telling than on the scoreboard. Italy’s Francesco Molinari hoisted the Claret Jug on Sunday with an eight-under rating. Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas, who shall be chasing a 3rd straight Canadian Open, lifted the title final yr with a 21-under whole and will have to go even decrease to finish the Canadian hat-trick.
For Johnson the missed reduce at Carnoustie, his first in 21 occasions courting again to final yr’s U.S. Open, was the one hiccup in what has in any other case been a sturdy marketing campaign that has seen him decide up two wins and a Tour finest eight top-10 finishes to sit down prime of the FedEx Cup standings.
« I feel like I have definitely played well here, I like the golf course it sets up well for me, » Johnson advised reporters after a apply spherical on Wednesday. « I actually did not play poorly (on the British Open), I really feel like I’m hitting it effectively, swinging it effectively.
« I’ve finished second here twice so I have been very close, I have a lot of good memories here. »
Layout favours bombers
The smooth circumstances on the 7,253 yard, par 72 format will favour the bombers and there are loads within the 156-player discipline that features six of the highest 10 in driving distance.
Kevin Kisner could also be higher recognized for his placing than his work with the motive force however the American is one in all a number of gamers using a wave of momentum into Canada after an excellent British Open the place he completed in a tie for second.
Tony Finau, one other of the PGA Tour’s heavy-hitters, brings energy and momentum to the Abbey after ending in a tie for ninth at Carnoustie alongside American veteran Matt Kuchar, who can even tee it up for Thursday’s opening spherical.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, who additionally featured on the British Open leaderboard, shall be eyeing his first PGA Tour victory whereas Vegas bids to change into the primary to win a PGA Tour occasion thrice in a row since Steve Stricker received the John Deere Classic from 2009-2011.
« I’m going to give it a try, » stated Vegas, who has not had a end inside the highest 40 because the U.S. Masters. « The course is enjoying softer than earlier years, which is going to imply a number of birdies.
« Not many guys on Tour have the opportunity to win the same tournament three times especially this one. It’s never been done. »
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