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Dustin Johnson doesn’t hit the ball too far, says Dustin Johnson

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Dustin Johnson, as the top-ranked golfer in the world, has a voice in all things golf related, including the distance debate.

Even though he averages 310 yards off the tee, DJ said he doesn’t believe his distance is excessive.

“I don’t think I hit it too far. Yeah, there’s occasions where you get downwind, downhill on firm ground and the ball goes a long way. Walk around here. When you’ve got a ball straight into the wind, the golf ball ain’t going that far. I definitely don’t hit it too far and the game is not easy, that’s for sure. I don’t know what to say to them except maybe go watch some golf shots.”

Johnson’s remarks are a furthering of the sentiment he expressed during the Abu Dhabi championship in January.

“It’s not like we are dominating golf courses…When was the last time you saw someone make the game too easy? I don’t really understand what all the debate is about because it doesn’t matter how far it goes; it is about getting it in the hole.”

While this may be true, the crux of the distance debate isn’t that players are shooting 18 under par every round, so focusing on the scoring element is something of a red herring, most rollback proponents would say.

And considering Johnson is the best golfer in the world with the current ball and equipment restrictions, it’s difficult to think he’d advocate for a change. I mean, would you? This isn’t to say he’s right or wrong, but rather, he wouldn’t be acting in his own interest by advocating for change.

What do you think about Johnson’s remarks, GolfWRX members? Significant in this period of review regarding distance or not so much?

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  1. joro

    Jun 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Oh Dustin, You’r such a kidder. And a Ferrari is not an expensive, fast, car. Ha ha ha ha ha

  2. Isaak

    Jun 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    For a guy who has been working out for, lets say conservatively, 16 years; and has dedicated his life to golf, I’d say he’s hitting it just how far he should be. With all that hard work he deserves that distance.

  3. Matt

    Jun 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    This also just in: doctors don’t think they make too much money.

    C’mon DJ. You hit the ball too far. The only reason it hasn’t completely altered the scoring is we keep expanding courses to ridiculous lengths that are alienating the weekend golfer.

  4. Brett Weir

    Jun 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    DJ saying that he isn’t a long player is like hearing Warren Buffet saying he isn’t rich.

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…

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Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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