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Expertise­ed duo have 26 intern­ationa­l titles betwee­n them but eye first main triump­h PHOTO: FILE AUGUSTA: The golfing world all the time has a mushy... Almost males: Stenson, Johnson looking for Masters glory

Expertise­ed duo have 26 intern­ationa­l titles betwee­n them but eye first main triump­h

PHOTO: FILE

AUGUSTA: The golfing world all the time has a mushy spot for the almost males of the sport — the good skills that one way or the other conspire by no means to scale the pinnacles of their sport.

Nowadays, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson are the 2 gamers, many would agree, who greatest match that undesirable billing.

Between them, 31-year-old Johnson and 39-year-old Stenson have gained 26 occasions worldwide, so there isn’t a doubting their skills and each are among the many largest hitters within the recreation.

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However in majors, it’s one other factor. Stenson has seven top-five finishes within the majors, whereas Johnson has 10 top-10 finishes.

Collectively they haven’t any wins.

Coming into this week’s Masters, Johnson is 13 months away from his final event win and Stenson is 16 months faraway from his, together with a raft of second-place finishes which at occasions have left him doubting himself.

He nonetheless believes that he has time on his aspect, although.

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“I do know I’ve received a recreation that matches properly for main championship golf, and you realize, I’ve simply acquired to maintain on placing myself within the ultimate teams or within the final couple of teams,” he stated.

Johnson, born and raised only a 90-minute automotive drive away in Columbia, South Carolina has an identical reasoning to the large Swede. Endurance, he believes, is the important thing.

“In case your identify is getting talked about, greatest participant, no matter, you realize, no matter comes after that, is often fairly good,” he stated. “I’ve acquired to say it’s constructive.”

Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, April 6th, 2016.

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