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Dustin Johnson rounding into form in time for AT&T Byron Nelson

Dustin Johnson has excelled at Byron Nelson with four top-10 finishes and six top-25s in his last six appearances at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas.
Dustin Johnson has excelled at Byron Nelson with four top-10 finishes and six top-25s in his last six appearances at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas. AP

Dustin Johnson is the world’s No. 1 player, but withdrawing from The Masters last month — minutes before his tee time — captured more headlines than any of his recent accomplishments.

“Back is a hundred percent good,” he said Wednesday. “It has been the last two weeks.”

A tie for second two weeks ago at Wells Fargo, and a tie for 12th last week at The Players would bear that out.

Wells Fargo “was playing tough and it was windy and, you know, just got around the course and kind of the same thing last week,” Johnson said. “I wasn’t really — the back wasn’t bothering me. Didn’t have any practice leading into the two weeks.”

Johnson has been No. 1 since winning the Genesis Open in February. In March he added the World Golf Championships-Mexico and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin.

“I want to put myself in a position to have a chance to win the golf tournament,” he said. “Doesn’t matter what tournament it is or where I’m playing it at. You know, I expect to compete every week.”

At the AT&T Byron Nelson, Johnson has four top-10 finishes, and six top-25s in his last six appearances at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas.

Johnson hasn’t seen Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, site of the 2018 Nelson.

“Obviously I’ve done well here so I’ll definitely miss that,” he said.

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