Before the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational two weeks ago, Golf Channel commentator Brandel Chamblee watched Dustin Johnson warm up on the driving range.
Everybody stops to watch Johnson hammer drives as far as anybody out there. Chamblee became fascinated when the newly crowned U.S. Open champion pulled out his wedges.
Using the TrackMan launch monitor, Johnson was working hard on dialing in his short clubs. What’s the sensation like when you’re trying to hit the ball 122 yards instead of 121? When you figure that out, you can become a major champion.
“To me, that’s the proper way to use that machine,” Chamblee said in an interview last...