Las Vegas, Nevada (September 22, 2011)–Dustin Johnson can throw down serious dunks on the basketball court. But this week, with the help of Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon, he hopes to dunk the field at the PGA Tour's TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. If he does, he would take home the tourney victory plus the $10 million that goes along with winning the FedEx Cup. —By Brian Hurlburt.
Johnson, who stands second in the standings, is one of those fortunate players who controls his own destiny: win the TOUR Championship means winning the FedEx Cup. "Obviously I'm in a good position," Johnson told the media at Eastlake Golf Club. "I say all I need to do is win and I win everything, but it's tough. It's going to be a long week; nobody is just going to give you anything. You're going to have to earn every bit of it. This golf course is a tough golf course. To play here well is big. You've got to drive the ball well here. The fairways are fairly narrow, and the greens, the Bermuda rough, coming out of the Bermuda rough, the ball, you're not going to spin it. So driving it in the fairway is huge at this golf course … a guy in my position, if I win, I win the FedExCup, too. You know, that's a big deal."
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Earlier in the playoffs, Johnson won The Barclays, and it was a major relief for Team Johnson. "We've both been frustrated all year that he hadn't won," Harmon told AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson recently. "He's been playing well tee-to-green, but his putting has let him down. But this kid is really resilient. Even if he messes up, as we've seen, it's like water off a duck's back. He keeps playing, and that's his biggest strength. He's a very aggressive player, and he continues to play aggressively."