Sport Zach Johnson: 'I'd love young guys [to experience] one year of what we experienced with Tiger Woods'

06:52  13 january  2018
06:52  13 january  2018 Source:   Golf Digest

Dustin Johnson says he's 'definitely capable' of accomplishing something Tiger Woods only did once in his career

  Dustin Johnson says he's 'definitely capable' of accomplishing something Tiger Woods only did once in his career Dustin Johnson says he's "definitely capable" of accomplishing something Tiger Woods only did once in his careerDuring his pre-tournament press conference at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Johnson was asked if he felt it was possible for any golfer to win nine or more times in a single season, something last accomplished by Vijay Singh in 2004. Johnson didn't hesitate to say yes, and he focused on one golfer in particular. Himself.

Zach Johnson has plenty of that. The 41- year -old Iowa City native missed his first three career cuts Johnson is equally more experienced across the pond than he was in 2008. “A lot of the younger guys are physically gifted, but they don’t have the experience with links golf,” Harrington said.

Zach Johnson from Cedar Rapids has joined Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to win the To be ultra-competitive, Johnson has mastered the art of steady improvement. "The key is always looking for the positives in every experience ," he says.

a man that is standing in the water: Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)© Christian Petersen Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

HONOLULU -- We’re still a couple of weeks from Tiger Woods’ season debut at the Farmers Insurance Open, and there’s plenty of speculation of how the 14-time major champion will fare at Torrey Pines and beyond.

The feeling among most of the game’s current young stars is that they’d welcome playing against Woods at or near his best.

It’s a notion that has drawn a few wry smiles among veteran players.

“I’d love to have these young guys that are dominating the game have a piece, just one year of what we experienced,” said Zach Johnson following a 67 that has him near the top of the leader board going into the weekend at the Sony Open. “I’m not going to disregard the talent that is out here right now. I guess I look at it like this -- you had the Hogans, the Sneads, Byron Nelsons, Palmer, and then Nicklaus and Watson. Then Greg Norman, Couples, Seve era, and then it pretty much went into Tiger and it was Tiger for a long, long time.”

As for what Johnson expects when Woods returns? He’s as curious as anyone.

And optimistic.

“If he’s playing well and he’s healthy,” he said. “there’s no individual in the world who amazes me more than him on the golf course.”

Shackelford: Why can’t Tiger or Phil still win a major? .
<p>If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can still win majors, why can't Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson?</p>Practically ancient in the world of tennis, legends Federer and Nadal reasserted themselves in 2017. And that's a sport where no one is supposed to win majors in their thirties.

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