Johnson looking to convert at Congaree

11 June 2021 19:36:43 GMTPlus10

Dustin Johnson insists he has been "swinging well for a while" and hopes he can convert his strong start at the Palmetto Championship.

The world number one finished the first round at Congaree on -6, one shot behind pace-setter Wes Roach, and he is 4001.00 to go on and win the trophy.

Johnson has missed the cut in two of his last four starts, which includes at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

The 36-year-old has failed to register a top-ten finish since The Genesis Invitational in February, but he is 24-time winner on the PGA Tour, including Major triumphs at the US Open and Masters.

Johnson quickly established himself on the leaderboard at Palmetto Championship and his opening-round 65, which featured six birdies and no bogeys, has him tied for second and only one off the lead.

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Chesson Hadley, Doc Redman and Erik van Rooyen are level with Johnson on -6.

Johnson has never won in his home state of South Carolina but he is confident in how he is performing and hopes that he can end that run at Congaree this week.

Speaking after his opening round, Johnson said: "Yeah, I mean, you know, I'm playing well.

"I feel like I've been playing pretty good all year, just, like I said, I haven't putted well, short game's been a little off, but I missed it in the right spots when I did miss it, but hit a lot of real quality iron shots and gave myself a lot of looks."

He added: "I felt like I've been swinging well for a while now. I Just haven't really seen the results or seen the scores. Hopefully I can keep it rolling for the rest of this week."

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