Nobody at the 2019 Tour Championship had a worse outing than Dustin Johnson. Despite coming in with a minus-3 starting score, he finished the tournament at +10, tied for last place.
Following the disappointing finish, Johnson had a brutally honest assessment of his recent performance. Speaking to the media via USA Today, he admitted to feeling "mentally worn out" after the Tour Championship and "needs a break" to get things straightened out.
"I feel good, I'm swinging good... Mentally I think I'm just worn out."
"Every time I miss it's in the wrong spot. And I'm not making any putts... I feel like I'm hitting good putts. Just nothing's going in the hole. I need a break, pretty much. That's all it is."
Johnson expressed excitement in getting the next two months off to relax. He'll presumably return when it's over.
"I got two months... I'm definitely excited about that."
The 2019 season wasn't exactly Dustin Johnson's year. He started the year strong enough, winning the Saudi International and the WGC-Mexico International.
When the majors rolled around, Johnson was among the best performers at the Masters and the PGA Championship. He finished tied for second at the Masters and then in sole possession of second at the PGA Championship.
But after those two close finishes, he came in 35th at the U.S. Open, and followed that up by finishing 51st at the Open Championship.
We should expect to see Johnson on the course again at the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions in China this November.