The Honda Classic Preview: Great Scott
The Honda Classic Preview: Great Scott

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

In a perfect world, a Sunday afternoon on the PGA Tour would involve Dustin Johnson battling Jason Day squared up with Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth a group ahead, each a shot back, and Adam Scott in a group with Rickie Fowler, each four strokes behind but making a charge. Oh, and a healthy Tiger, just on the course ... not in pain.

That scenario, obviously, is not realistic, and although drama is generally the preferred form of entertainment on a Sunday afternoon, it's hard to complain when you have one of the best, if not the best, golfer in the world putting on a show. If it were Paul Goydos dismantling a field, then sure, no one wants to see that — well, outside of his caddie — but there's something about a great player reminding us why he's great.

Dustin Johnson did just that at the Genesis Open. It was reminiscent of the days when Tiger would get out to an early lead and the rest of the field would play for second place. Once DJ took the lead, there was a sense of inevitability that this event was over. Perhaps that sense of the inevitable is a sign of how far DJ has come the last couple years. It wasn't long ago that we collectively wondered if he was mentally strong enough to win a major, especially while in the lead. He put that thought to rest last year when he captured his first major, and now

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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