Dustin Johnson doesn't much care about your thoughts on his legacy. Oh, he knows about them because we all remind him, but he's indifferent to historical greatness the way Vijay Singh is indifferent to driving range hours of operation.
Johnson was asked on Wednesday if he was aware if he could reach No. 1 in the world this week. His response?
He followed it up with one of the best descriptions of the DJ lifestyle.
"It won't be on my mind," said Johnson. "I mean, I'm going to go out and try to focus on what I've got to do and playing golf. The rest of the stuff, I try not to worry about -- or actually, I don't worry about. I just go out and play golf and try to shoot the best score I can. If at the end of the week I'm on top of the leaderboard and I get to No. 1, obviously that would be great and be a big accomplishment."
The only golfers to win multiple majors in a season since 2000 are Woods, Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy. Johnson can make that list four deep this week as well after taking the U.S. Open in June.
"I want to win," said Johnson. "I want to win every major. I'm feeling good. I've got a lot of confidence in the game. I feel like I've been playing really consistent all year. I feel like, every week I've gone out, I've had a chance to win. Right now, I feel like everything is going pretty well. I feel like I'm driving it good. I'm hitting my irons good.My wedge game's really improved. I think that's probably the biggest difference this year than years past, is my wedge game; it's a lot sharper. I've got a lot more control with my wedges. I think that's the big difference for me."