Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Who to watch: Dustin Johnson
By Richard Durrett
Our look at players to watch for the HP Byron Nelson Championship continues all day today.
Player: Dustin Johnson
Age: 26 (turns 27 in June)
College: Coastal Carolina
Best career finish at Nelson: Tied for fourth at 2009
Best finish on the PGA Tour in 2011: Runner-up at World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Why he's one to watch: He clearly likes the course, finishing in the top-10 the last two years at the Nelson. ...He has three top-10s this season and has finished second and third already in 2011. ...He is second in birdie average and is third in driving distance. A long hitter usually has success at TPC Four Seasons.
Key stat: He's 17th in greens in regulation percentage
Fun fact: Johnson's grandfather, Art Whisnant, played basketball at South Carolina and was a three-time All-ACC selection (1960s)