Johnson waiting for his No. 1 form to return


Published 12:14 p.m. ET July 16, 2017 | Updated 12:14 p.m. ET July 16, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Dustin Johnson was growing mildly impatient on the putting green at Royal Birkdale as he kept checking on the arrival of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka for their practice round Sunday at the British Open.

What really makes him impatient is waiting on his game to return to the form that took him to No. 1 in the world.

It all feels good. He also knows it won’t matter until he’s on the first tee Thursday morning for his first competition in 34 days, dating to a missed cut at the U.S. Open.

“Since I got hurt at Augusta, my game hasn’t been nearly as good as it was,” Johnson said, referring to that spill down the stairs in his rental home that forced him out of the Masters. “Not only that, I couldn’t practice for almost four weeks. Taking four weeks off isn’t bad…

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