Jason Day

Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy both thinking of April, but differently

Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy both thinking of April, but differently

It may be August, but after the final round in the PGA Championship both Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy were more intent on April. For Johnson last April, for McIlroy next April.

Johnson had his best round of the week on Sunday at Quail Hollow, a four-under-par 67, that brought him to even-par 284 for the tournament. That’s encouraging with the FedEx Cup Playoffs about to start, but discouraging when Johnson, No.1 in the world rankings, thinks of what might have been.

He had won three consecutive tournaments, starting with the Genesis at Riviera, and was the favorite in the Masters at the beginning of April. But wearing only socks he...

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