Dustin Johnson has fired shots at Bryson DeChambeau ahead of this week's Memorial Tournament by claiming his compatriot can hit the golf ball as far as he wants but that he will not beat him.
Johnson, who is making his first start since winning the Travelers Championship at the end of June, made his comments to the media after being quizzed as to whether he would be curious to experiment following DeChambeau and hitting the ball even further.
"No, not as of right now," said Johnson, who already averages 306.3 yards on the PGA Tour, ranking him tied 24th in driving distance as it stands.
"I feel like my game and where it's at and how far I hit it is far enough, and until I feel like I need to hit it further to compete or beat these guys, then that's what I'll do.
"For right now, I feel like if I'm playing my game, he can hit it as far as he wants to, and I don't think he's going to beat me."
DeChambeau, who tops the PGA Tour driving distance charts with a whopping 323 yards, has dramatically transformed his body during the coronavirus lockdown and has come out firing on the PGA Tour since with a victory in his last start at the Rocket Mortgage Classic two weeks ago.
It also continued an incredible run of seven consecutive top-10 finishes.
No matter the added distance, and the consistency of results it has rewarded DeChambeau in the process, Johnson does not believe following in DeChambeau's footsteps would be ideal having only recently recovered from a knee injury.
"I'd probably hurt something," said Johnson, who admits his knee is still not at 100%, but more at 90%.
"That's why I don't do it, and I wouldn't find half of them (laughing)."