The Contenders- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson
It seems like when you mention Jordan Spieth, these two names are brought up. At least this year. Both Day and Johnson have been at the top or near it in the past two majors, and have brought awareness to their games for different reasons.
Jason Day has 9 top-10 finishes in 20 major starts. “I know that as long as I keep doing the things that I’m doing, it’s going to happen.” — Golf Central (@GolfCentral) August 12, 2015
How can you forget Day’s battle with his inner-ear vertigo at the U.S. Open? He battled through and was within in contention till his falter in the final round.
However, he made up for it at the Open Championship where he was near the top of the leaderboard. Only to find heartbreak on the final hole, missing the playoff, like Spieth, by one-shot.
Johnson’s road in the Majors was magnified after his three-putt collapse at the 18th hole of the U.S. Open. He just needed to two-putt to get himself into a playoff. Unfortunately, that would not happen and Spieth took the title.
At last month’s Open Championship, both Johnson and Spieth were paired together for the first and second rounds. Johnson was leading the tournament, until another collapse that started in the third round, ending his chances of celebrating a championship win.
— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) August 12, 2015
Now, he returns to his nightmare from 2010. Johnson lost the tournament over a controversial ruling on the last hole that he just needed par on. The golf gods weren’t smiling on him that day, and he would be denied. You can bet, Johnson is aiming for a better outcome and to rid the title of “the best player to have never won a major”.