DJ relishes Pebble Beach return

07 February 2018 20:23:05 GMTPlus11

Dustin Johnson is a two-time winner of the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and feels in great shape ahead of his bid for a third title.

This week's PGA Tour event boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in golf, with three courses being used on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula in California.

I think I'm in a really good place. The game feels really good.

Dustin Johnson

Pebble Beach, which hugs the coastline, is used for two of the four rounds including Sunday's finale, while the field also take on Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula Golf Club.

World No.1 Johnson won this event in both 2009 and 2010, was runner-up in 2014, third last year and also boasts three other top 10s.

He also looked set to win the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, before collapsing with a final-round 82 to finish tied eighth.

Talking about his return, Johnson said: "I just really enjoy coming here. I enjoy the courses. This event is a special event. It's a lot of fun out here, especially when the weather is like this, it doesn't get any better.

"Usually generally it's really soft and cold and wet. But this year the ball's going, the fairways are pretty firm, greens are firm. So, yeah, I think it's going to be a great week, especially the weather looks really good all week and it's going to be a lot of fun."

The American has started the year off with a win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, before finishing tied ninth on the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

He added: "I think I'm in a really good place. The game feels really good. I got a lot of confidence in it and I'm looking forward to the rest of this year."

Johnson is 6.50 to win the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, while he is 1.80 to win his opening round 2-ball against Jordan Spieth, who is 2.37.

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