Dustin Johnson is just not dwelling upon John Rahm’s sensational victory of their playoff duel on the BMW Championship because the world’s high two gamers put together for this week’s Tour Championship.
World No. 1 Johnson pressured further holes with a 45-foot birdie putt on the Olympia Fields Nation Membership on Sunday, just for Rahm to empty an inconceivable downhill 66-footer on the first playoff gap.
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Rahm’s putt denied Johnson back-to-back FedEx Cup victories, and the anticipation is palpable because the pair put together to play collectively within the first spherical at East Lake in Atlanta on Friday.
However, the 36-year-old Johnson instructed reporters some household time made it simple for him to change off from a rivalry that might show definitive.
“I flew dwelling. I pulled in my driveway, and went upstairs and noticed the youngsters and [his wife] Paulina,” Johnson stated.
“It was good, as quickly as I noticed the youngsters you do not take into consideration something however them and Paulina. It was good simply to see the household as a result of I hadn’t seen them for a pair weeks, in order that was a giant bonus.
“However for me, so far as after what had occurred on the BMW, it was simply one thing that was going to occur.
“Jon made an ideal putt, however there is not something I can do about that. I did not do something flawed to lose the playoff, so for me it was simple to recover from.”
Johnson, who has a two-shot lead from Rahm below the staggered format of the PGA Tour’s season-closing occasion, is relishing the Spaniard’s continued firm on the high of the game.
“Clearly Jon is a good participant and he has been for some time now, and he’ll proceed to be a extremely good participant for years to return,” he stated. “Being top-of-the-line gamers on this planet, he is obtained all the abilities. He drives it effectively, he is a great iron participant, obtained a great brief recreation. That is what it takes to be top-of-the-line gamers on this planet.
“However I am excited to begin this week within the No. 1 place and to be taking part in with Jon within the first spherical. I feel it is going to be an ideal week, and I am wanting ahead to it.”
Johnson added: “I feel my kind is superb, and I’ve obtained quite a lot of confidence within the recreation proper now. I really feel like during the last 4 or 5 weeks I have been very, very constant, and I really feel like each a part of my recreation is working effectively.”