Dustin Johnson provoked many reactions with his decision to perform at LIV Golf. The crowd at the US Open did not react and he was greeted in a great way. "Obviously it [joining LIV Golf] was a tough decision, but I feel very confident in the decision I made.
Yeah, I'm definitely happy and looking forward to obviously this weekend and the rest of the events this year." - Johnson said for skysports. Dustin Johnson himself is pleased with the crowd who have given him support.
"Fans have been great," Johnson added. "Obviously, this is a good sports town, and a lot of people come out and support the event. Yeah, the fans have been great. I haven't really noticed any difference [in fan reception].
"Obviously, anytime coming to a US Open it's a great event. You know it's going to be a good one. Just obviously felt like I'm playing pretty well. Just need to tighten it up just a little bit come the weekend.
"I haven't really felt like I've given away shots this week. I had tons of really good looks for birdie, hit a lot of really good putts, just nothing was going in. That was kind of the difference between yesterday and today."
Phil Mickelson is back on stage after a long break. He is happy for the return, but also for the crowd. "It was spectacular to come back to such a historic course, and I thought the setup was remarkable," Mickelson said.
"Just really showcased what a special place this is. "The fans here have always been terrific, and they really support all sports, and I love it when we bring golf here because they create a really special atmosphere.
"I missed competing, but I also enjoyed some time away. I enjoyed the week, wish I had played better. "The US Open is the ultimate test and you don't really know where your game is until you get tested. I thought I was a little bit closer than I was, but I really struggled putting. I thought I was more prepared than I was."