GOLF Magazine awarded Dustin Johnson with its Player of the Year award Tuesday, and while the 32-year-old had a phenomenal season – which included his first major championship victory at the U.S. Open – one of the greatest champions of all time believes Johnson could be even better in 2017.
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, Johnson's future father-in-law, revealed to GOLF that he thinks Johnson needs to approach the game like 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.
“If I scored 50 goals in a season, I wanted 70 the next year. If I got 70, I wanted 90. Never, ever settle. I've told Dustin he has to be more like Tiger.
I don't mean he has to be Tiger—you only get a few athletes like that a century. But part of what made Tiger Tiger was relentlessness. Dustin just won three tournaments and a major. That's a great year. Now go win five tournaments and two majors. I want him to see that only he can put limits on himself.“