Scott, Day give the edge to DJ in McIlroy duel

Yes, Rory McIlroy has won more Majors than Dustin Johnson and he’s also won more tournaments around the globe than ‘DJ’ but Johnson is better.

That is the view of Adam Scott ahead of this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedre in Florida.

Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson with the 2019 WGC-Mexico trophy (Credit: PGA Tour)

The very first Australian to win the Masters was quizzed that aside from himself, who among the current crop of stars is the most difficult to beat when that player is on his game.

“I’d have to say Dustin Johnson at the moment,” said Scott.

“He wins more than anyone else, it seems like, consistently the last few years. When he’s on, he looked good the other week, where did he win last? Mexico. Yeah, and he had Rory chasing him in Mexico.”

“And look, I think Rory’s incredible when he’s on and hard to beat, but I’ll just give a slight edge to Dustin at the moment. Yeah, he looks incredibly sharp. He’s also won twice already this year.”

Correct, as ‘DJ’ captured the inaugural Saudi International and then kept McIlroy at bay to capture the recent WGC – Mexico Championship.

The victories moved Johnson to 23 pro career titles and now just one less than McIlroy.

It has been 12 months since McIlroy last won a title anywhere, in that time Johnson has also captured last year’s FedEx St. Jude title and the RBC Canadian Open.

And Scott’s compatriot, Jason Day had this to say when asked the same question.

“I would say DJ but then Rory when he’s — I think when his mind’s right and he’s putting good, I think he’s explosive,” said Day.