Dustin Johnson Shoots 65, Shares Early Lead at Palmetto Championship

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the first tee during the first round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree on June 10, 2021 in Ridgeland, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Whatever had been bothering Dustin Johnson the past few months seems to have been resolved. The world No. 1 opened with a bogey-free 65 to shared the early lead with Doc Redman at the Palmetto Championship.

Johnson, who began his Thursday round on Congaree’s back nine, got off to a somewhat sluggish start, carding five straight pars. But a birdie on the par-4 15th kicked off a three-birdie run over his next five holes. The 36-year old home favorite added birdies on Nos. 3, 6 and 9 to set the early pace on 6 under.

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