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Monday, 4 July 2016

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

We saw it in spades this week.  Nothing succeeds like success.

Dustin Johnson, with his fantastic driving, improved wedge game, and, finally, a hot putter, wins the Bridgestone in his first outing since his breakthrough Major win at Oakmont.  He's always appeared to be a cool customer as he ambles along the fairways like a gunfighter.  He's been a consistent winner, but somehow remained snake-bitten in the big ones until Oakmont.  Now, he's flying high and number two in the World Rankings.  

DJ has figured something out with the three most important clubs in the bag; the driver, the wedge, and the putter.  He's now fading it off the tee and hitting more fairways.  He's wedging it closer than ever, and he's making putts.  No wonder he seemed so relaxed and could hardly wipe the smile off his face in his post-round interview.  DJ is clearly in a very good place, on the golf course and in his personal life.  

The same appears to be the case with our little Canadian star, Brooke Henderson.  Her wire to wire win to successfully defend her title in Portland, coming on the heels of her first Major win, has her number two in the Race to the CME Globe and on her way to becoming one of the best players in the women's game.  She seems to be the complete package and nothing succeeds like success.

We've always known DJ was capable of winning Majors.  Now he knows it.  I can hardly wait for the Open.  As for Brooke--you just keep doing what you're doing, girl.