Johnson Declares McIlroy A ‘Good Dude’ Being Voted New Players Advisory Committee Chairman

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson ha described Rory McIlroy a ‘good dude’ following McIlroy’s historic appointment as the PGA Tour’s new chairman of the Players Advisory Committee

McIlroy was voted by the rank-and-file Tour members to take over the role from American Charley Hoffman and in being voted the new Chairman, the four-time major winner becomes the first non-American born chairman since the establishment of the Committee in 1969.

World No.. 1 Dustin Johnson reckons new Players Advisory Chairman, Rory McIlroy is a good dude.

“I think it’s good Rory has been voted chairman,” said Johnson ahead of this week’s Genesis Invitational.

“Obviously he’s a great player, I think he’s a really good dude and I think he’ll be good to be the chairman.”

‘DJ’ was asked by this journalist in a Zoom conference hook-up what he thinks McIlroy could bring to the role?

“I don’t know, I don’t pay attention too much”, said Johnson.

“But I’m glad he’s on it, I’m glad he’s the chairman. Obviously he’s one of our top players, so he’s going to have — I think he has the best interests of the players, so I think it’s really good.”

Johnson is returning to competition for a first time since his stunning Saudi International victory and will tee-up on the host Riviera Country Club course alongside former Genesis Invitational winners and also fellow Masters champions in Bubba Watson and Adam Scott in the opening two rounds of the $US 9.3m event.

And Johnson spoke of his delight in returning to competition after electing to sit out last week’s AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

“Yeah, it’s been good. Came back, got in Monday morning, so it was just nice to be at home for the week with the kids and the family, Paulina. Yeah, I had a nice week at home last week,” he said.

“And then obviously excited to be back here at Riviera, a golf course I really like, enjoy playing. It’s probably in the best shape I’ve ever seen it. I think it’s going to be a really good week”.

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