Dustin Johnson, the reigning US Open Champion, is heading to Abu Dhabi.
He is going to the Middle East to be a part of the 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. And this event is scheduled for January.
Dustin is world No.3 as we speak. The Abu Dhabi event is significant considering the fact it features some of the world’s best players. If we take the global ranking, 4 players who got featured in the top 7 is going to be part of it. There are big names like defending champion Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Rory Mcllroy are supposed to be part of the star-studded event. They will conduct the event from 19-22nd January in 2017. The world No.1 and reigning Masters Champion, Danny Willett is also going to be part of it. Or in other words, winners of major championships are there to participate. And that should tell you a lot about the significance and excitement attached to the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Johnson is really happy to be part of it. And he didn’t hide his excitement at all. He mentioned the fact that, though he’s a newbie at Abu Dhabi, he had heard a lot about the golf course from his buddies like Rory & Rickie. He had been forewarned that he was going to like the whole experience. So he had enough reasons to be excited about the prospect of the Championship.
He was always considered as one of the most talented golf players in the world. As of 2016, it was a great year for his career. He won his first major title. And he ended up winning two more major titles thereafter. Especially, the style of play, he unleashed at Oakmont Country Club was really amazing. It was a standout performance for him. Well, he has 3 major titles to his credit. Is he close to winning his 4th? Only time will tell.