Last week I was watching the Dell Technologies Matchplay, Dustin Johnson, world number one, was playing the matchplay with so much confident that he dominated the game when he was playing against Hideto Tanihara. After defeating Tanihara, he outlast Rahm and won the matchplay. Dustin Johnson has risen from the ground to become World No. 1.
Beginning with his win at the US Open last year, he was named PGA Tour Player of the Year last season and then burst into 2017 with a new-found confidence, culminating in his win at the Genesis Open. The victory moved him to the number one spot, making him the 20th player to hold the most sought-after title since the ranking system began in 1986. Jason Day won’t be too pleased to have lost his spot after 47 weeks at the top, but for Dustin, it’s a momentous achievement that’s been a long time coming. We’re filling you in on his ascension in this edition.
The players Championship is coming up in May, so we’ve put together a preview of the tournament, which will be held on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Renowned as the toughest course in the world, it’s sure to be an exciting one to watch. It’s also the richest golf tournament in the world, so the players will be more determined than ever to win and we’re hoping to see some thrilling battles go down.
A huge development in the golf world is the recent announcement that there will be some major changes to the Rules of Golf. We’ve included a review of the changes proposed by the R&A and the USGA. It’s the biggest shake-up to how the game is played since 1984 and according to our reliable source from the R & A, the new rules will take on a simpler format that is easier to understand and apply. While we may all have some studying to do, we think these changes will help us all to enjoy this wonderful game even more! Dive on in!
From the publisher
Focus: Reigning world no.1: The ascension of Dustin Johnson
From zero to hero
The men behind DJ's game
The players championship preview: Looking for day's successor
Stadium course standouts
Insight: News: The Maybank Championship Malaysia, an eagle for a surprise victor
CGA and Asian tour builds, strategic partnership
Feature: The Masrin Family: A role reversal
News: US women's open faces potential boycott
Stefani joins strip down club
Profile: Resurrection of the "future superstar"
The gear: Shoe: Shoe parade
The rules: Rules revolution
The game: Learn from the greats
Perfect putting practice
Our neighborhood: Events: The top skor golf invitation, a good star for ketut
The lowest amateur, Almay's eyes on national team
Permata Indonesian Golf Tour, Indra's wait is over
The lowest amateur, path to win the 2017 Sea Games
Faldo series Asia Grand Final, double bogey ends Jonathan's journey
The 2017 WAGC-WAGI, the road to Kuala Lumpur
Pekape golf & friends golf tournament: Learning from the pros
Golf builds business relationships
Health: High cholesterol causes & myths
Travel: Malang regency: Paris of east java
Places to visit
Course review: Taman Dayu Golf & resort, beauty abound at mount welirang
Ho Chi Minh City: Diamond of the far-east
Places to visit
Golf course: Bluffs ho tram strip, Vietnam's best new course