Johnson looks to complete comeback with FedEx title

golf-djandkidTwo years ago this week, PGA Tour superstar Dustin Johnson was taking a “leave of absence” from competition to address what he called “personal problems” instead of playing in the Tour Championship.

Now the former two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina University looks to complete his rapid rise from rock bottom to the top of the golf world at the season finale at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

DJ comes into this week’s Tour Championship on the heels of his victory in the BMW Championship, his third win over the past two months. Those wins include his first major at the U.S. Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Johnson hopes to put the finishing touches on his miraculous comeback by winning the Tour Championship, wrapping up his first FedEx Cup title, and capturing Player of the Year honors. He is one of five players eligible to win the overall crown.

“Obviously, we’ve got a big tournament coming up, the Tour Championship,” Johnson said in his press conference following his BMW victory. “It’s one I’ll be ready for and hopefully I can (win).

“I control my own destiny, if I go over there and win, I win it all … (but) I’ve still got to go there and win the Tour Championship, if I want to be the FedExCup champion.”

Johnson has had a breakthrough in 2016, winning three tournaments, posting top 10 finishes in 14 of his 21 events, and racking up over $9 million in earnings. A Fed Ex Championship will mean more than $10 million more.

Win or lose, it’s been an amazing comeback for the first-time father and former Chant. Now with his mental game finally catching up to his physical talent, the next two years may be even more amazing for Johnson.

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