After getting off to a blistering start at the beginning of the season with a win at Kapalua, Dustin Johnson has been struggling to find his form since then, stuttering in almost every tournament he has entered in since then. And in an effort to find the touch that won him the title at the start of the season, Johnson has signed up for the Honda Classic that will tee off next week, just a few hours before the deadline for entering a player’s name was up, also bolstering the strong field of the event.
Four of the top six ranked golfers in the world in the latest golf rankings will tee off next week at PGA National including the world number one Rory McIlroy and the former world number one Tiger Woods. Dustin Johnson, who is ranked at 18th in the latest golf rankings in the world, becomes the seventh player within the top 20 to commit to play at the Honda Classic, which has seen a loss in star quality over the last few years, having been forced to live in the shadow of Doral and Bay Hill.
The American won his first start of the year at Maui but his performance has been extremely erratic since then. Of the four stroke play starts he got since then, Dustin Johnson failed to make the cut in two of those, withdrew from the Sony Open and finally, a T-51 finish at Torrey Pines.
Just last week, Johnson was knocked out of the World Golf Championship Accenture Match Play Championship in the very first round with a score of 6 and 4 at Dove Mountain, in a match where he failed to even win a single hole. But he will hope for a fresh start with a strong performance next week