Dustin Johnson is used to winning. He’s done so 20 times during his 12-year PGA Tour career, but as the world’s 5th ranked player gets ready to begin the 2020 schedule, he’s hoping the new year provides a reboot to his golf game.
DJ will tee it up this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, marking the first 72-hole PGA Tour event Johnson has played in since undergoing knee surgery in September.
Johnson says he took almost two full months off following the procedure and didn’t even start fully practicing until two weeks before last month’s Presidents Cup. He made it through the team event in Australia without any issues and says he’s ready to get back to the form that vaulted him to #1 in the world just last February.
“I know what I'm capable of, and I know what it takes to win out here,” says Johnson.
“For me a successful year would be winning three, four times and then competing in all the majors, just putting myself in a position to win golf tournaments every week.”
Johnson’s absence from the tour, has given the 35-year-old time to reflect on his career.
He says his win total should probably be double what it is, though he still appreciates the success he’s been able to sustain.
“I expect to win, yes," says Johnson
"but I don't take it for granted just because it's so difficult to win out here."