Dustin Johnson ready to get back to work at Wells Fargo Championship

I just need to get some rounds in, get some more reps, but I feel like the golf swing's in good shape. Johnson was playing the best golf of his life - those three victories were against the three strongest fields of the year - when he hustled downstairs to move his auto in the rain because his 2-year-old son was on his way home from day care.

"No one's beaten me since February", Johnson said on Wednesday when asked how he views his last few months of combined injury woes and dominance. "I was playing the best golf of my career leading into the Masters so I didn't want to watch it on TV, but things happen and I'm back out here playing now".

"Since I hadn't played in so long, I'm happy with the way I played", Johnson said.

Johnson arrived at the Masters as the hottest player on the planet following three victories in as many starts in 2017, including back-to-back World Golf Championship wins as he replaced Australian Jason Day at the top of the rankings.


"I didn't really know what to expect because I really haven't played or practiced", said Johnson, who said he may have played a little more conservatively than normal because of the layoff.

"I'm good to go", Johnson told the Golf Channel. I nearly have to convince myself, you know, hey, I've got to be ready to play Thursday as much as anybody. "I've had a lot more time off than I would have liked to have had".

"So I've got to use that comfort to my advantage and not to my disadvantage".

Byron Nelson set the tour record for with 11 successive victories in 1945, while Woods, Ben Hogan and Jack Burke Jr. are the only other players with at least four.


"All in all, I'm very pleased with the day", Johnson said. "It took about three weeks (to recover)".

While Johnson has been focused on healing his badly bruised back since slipping on a staircase in Augusta, former world number one Scott has been enjoying time with his wife and young daughter in Sweden.

"I had an MRI".

"Still feel like I'm swinging really well". "I hit the ball great". "If I hit it like I did today over the next few days then I'll be right there on Sunday". "So yeah, I'm looking forward to kind of using all that to help me".


Will he be able to say the same after this week?


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