News & ToursAugust 12, 2015

The only person who's not worried about Dustin Johnson this week is Dustin Johnson

HAVEN, Wis. -- By God, the media tried. But Dustin Johnson would not give.

Technically, Johnson faced 20 or so questions at his Wednesday press conference at Whistling Straits. In reality, it was one:

Why do things keep going wrong?

It's an umbrella inquiry, covering Johnson's infamous bunker penalty at the 2010 PGA Championship, to past near-misses at majors, to his reported off-the-course issues.

Yet, despite the varying ways the proposition was packaged, Johnson shrugged each aside.

"I really don't think about it," Johnson said. "I mean, this could be the week. Any week could be the week though."

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But aren't you nervous, Dustin? No anxiety? Worried that, at age 31, you might never win the big one?

"I'm just chilling," Johnson reinforced. "As far as right now, no, I'm feeling good."

It's admirable, really. And it doesn't appear to be a facade. Like a baseball closer, Johnson brings a short-memory approach to the golf course.

Granted, it's a mindset that some believe is the catalyst for his issues, but given the nightmares he has suffered at majors, it's likely for the best.

Still, Johnson's human. The close-calls HAVE to bug him, right?

"I don't really get too angry about them," Johnson said. "Definitely motivation for sure. It's frustrating sometimes, but I try not to let it bother me.

"I love the game, and at the end of the day, it is just a game. And we're out here playing for all of you and all the fans, and so to get upset and get too worked up about it, I think it's not worth it."

Don't worry about Dustin Johnson's disposition heading into Whistling Straits. It sure sounds like he isn't.

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