American golfer Dustin Johnson, one of the top golfers on the PGA Tour at the moment, had one of the best British Opens, and his four days at Royal Lytham & St. Annes was extremely productive throughout the 4 day duration of the event. He was able to hold a strong position throughout the weekend, an extremely commendable work considering the fact that the other golfers were seeing their scores fluctuate like anything.
Although the entire field was attentively following Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Adam Scott, the native from South Carolina put his head down and went on about his work. The weather, however, did not wreak the havoc at The Open Championship as everyone had grown accustomed to it over the years. The sky was clear, there was a light wind and it was extremely pleasant to say the least. Usually, the weather during the tournament is extremely wet, windy as well as cool.
And Dustin Johnson kept his cool in the pleasant weather, managing to card a score of 73 to par 70 at the end of the first round. Although he had two birdies, the five bogeys that he had dampened the score for Johnson somewhat. But the second round was absolutely brilliant for the American who carded a 68, at 2 under par, having hit four birdies and two bogeys.
With another decent round in the third, Johnson was slowly but surely creeping up towards the top 10 when most of the field had started to struggle. But the fourth round proved to be his undoing, as was the case with most of the other players and Dustin Johnson could only manage a one over par 71. Although Ernie Els won the title, Johnson, finishing at 9th overall, had an extremely productive tournament at Turnberry.