Johnson on a roll as he heads to Dublin

2016-07-05 14:33
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Dustin Johnson (Getty Images)

Akron - New world No 2 Dustin Johnson will head over to Ireland to prepare for the Open Championship, buoyed by a victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The victory in Akron comes hot on the heels of Johnson's US Open triumph, and the American was delighted to have achieved back to back victories.

“It’s the first time I’ve won two tournaments in a row,” Johnson said.

"I know it wasn't like two consecutive tournaments, but consecutive tournaments that I played. I mean, that's big. I’m excited and looking forward to going over to the British with the golf game in good form.

Johnson was asked if there was anything he would be working on ahead of the Open Championship, his reply was succinct to say the least: “Nothing.”

The US Open champion is looking forward to playing links golf, and he appears to be the form player on the tour right now.

“I like the kind of golf over there,” he said. "I enjoy it. You've got to use a lot of imagination. It's generally windy, so you use the wind.

"You've got to use the ground. I mean, it's completely different than what we do here. I don't know, ever since the first time I ever went over there, I've always enjoyed it, and I feel like I play pretty well over there.

"I'll go over early. I’m not sure when, but I'll go over early and play some golf and hang out, and then I'll head over to Troon on Sunday."

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