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Z. Johnson not ecstatic about '15 major venues

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Whoever put together the 2015 major rotation did not call Zach Johnson beforehand.

The 2007 Masters winner and defending champion this week in Hawaii was asked ahead the Hyundai Tournament of Champions which three tournaments he was most looking forward to this year.

"Trying to think of the schedule. Majors. No, no and no," he answered, laughing.

Obviously, he's got a happy history with the one static location, Augusta National. As for the others ...

"I don't even know where the Open is," he started. "The British. No, no. That's my least favorite in the rotation. Yeah. I say that and I love that tournament and I still like St. Andrews. ... I think St. Andrews is terrific and it's my least favorite. ... I feel like it's one where you just gotta hit it left and you gotta hit it 290 in the air and it just doesn't favor me."

And the PGA? "I don't like Whistling Straits. I lost by a shot there and I don't like it. I mean I played for four days the best four days of ball striking I've ever had consecutively, whatever year that was (2010). Played there in ('04). Played all right. Didn't really like it, and I still don't like it. 

"To me it wants to be a links, but it's the furthest thing from it because it's all aerial. There's no runups. You gotta carry it here to carry it there, that kind of thing. Is it beautiful?  Stunning. You feel like you're playing on the ocean. It's just contrived. That's why I don't like it."

He had no comment on Chambers Bay, which will host its first major, the U.S. Open, in June.

After two top-10s to close his major campaign in 2013, Johnson missed the cut at last year's Masters before going T-40, T-47 and T-69 at the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, respectively.