CJ Cup in Vegas perhaps a last chance for Johnson to get win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Johnson hasn’t played much golf since becoming the first American in more than 40 years to win all five of his matches in the Ryder Cup. He still remembers the basics.

“You try to keep it in the grass and not the desert,” he said Wednesday as he stood on the eighth tee at The Summit Club.

And then he pulled his tee shot into the rocks and desert bushes.

It was only a pro-am round for the CJ Cup at Summit, and Johnson is confident some of the best form he had all year at Whistling Straits is not about to leave him now.

But he is running out of time.

The CJ Cup, which has moved from its home in South Korea to Las Vegas for the second straight year because of the pandemic, might be the last PGA Tour event he plays this year. And that means his last chance to win on the PGA Tour, something Johnson has done all but one of the 14 years he’s been on the PGA Tour.

Rory McIlroy didn’t realize that until he sat down for breakfast with the world’s No. 2 player.

“I said, ‘Oh, are you going to start in Maui like you usually do?’ He said, ‘I’m not in,’” McIlroy said. “I was like, ‘Oh, sorry.’ There you go. DJ is the second-ranked player in the world…


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