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While Viktor Hovland just finished his PGA season in perfect fashion by winning the FedEx Cup overall, it’s a very different story for Norway’s second-best golfer.
Christian Krug Johansen will face some very important tournaments this fall. The 28-year-old, who plays on the DP World Tour on a daily basis, is currently 113th in the Race to Dubai rankings – the equivalent of the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour.
Top 120 post-season standings in Dubai 16-19. Playing rights will be secured for November next year as well.
-I just have to stay healthy and work on the same things every day. The worst thing I could do is stress him. You don’t need to reinvent gunpowder. Good performances will come naturally if you do, Krug Johansen tells Discovery about the big tournaments that lie ahead this fall.
Pain free again
This summer, Krug suffered an old back injury. Among other things, he had to withdraw from NM and lost valuable championships in the DPWT and the opportunity to collect points. Krug says he should have been more patient with his back because he already noticed in March that it wasn’t as it should be.
– When my back was good earlier this year, I played well and was highly ranked. But then several weeks went by where I was completely devastated. Maybe the lesson learned was that I should have taken time off early and gotten really good before I started playing again.
At the end of August he returned to DPWT with 39th place in the D+D Real Czech Masters. On 10 September he had a strong 16th place finish at the Irish Open.
– The last three weeks are the first pain-free weeks in several months. It feels like golf is heading in the right direction. It’s a little unstable from day to day.
Last week, he was the latest man to miss the DPWT’s major tournament, the BMW PGA Championship. In addition, it was not just about getting a hotel for the Hoksund player.
– It was very bad. I arrived here Tuesday morning. Initially there was some confusion about our transport via DPWT not arriving, so I then had to take a taxi.
– When I arrived at the hotel everything was fine, but after playing 18 holes and some practice, I had to check in next. But after that they couldn’t find any reservation in my name.
When Krug was on his way to find a new hotel, he was called back by the first hotel. They might have a spare room after all. Krug dropped off his bags before leaving to have dinner with his friend Viktor Hovland.
– When I came back that time, they said there were no rooms available anyway, so I ended up changing hotels anyway. It was just a buzz. It was hell.
Discovery’s chat with Krogh Johannessen was before the tournament started in England. Krug’s week may not have gotten any better when it emerged that as many as seven players had opted out after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Krogh’s next tournament is the Cazoo Open de France this week. It is played at Le Golf National, a Ryder Cup venue as of 2018. It is also the venue that will be used for next year’s Paris Olympics.
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