It didn't take long for Dustin Johnson to get back in the
swing of things. After a two-month absence to nurse a back injury,
Johnson tied for 19th place at last week's Memorial Tournament
presented by Nationwide Insurance. He's back at it again this week.
Johnson carded a 3-under 67 in the third round of the FedEx St.
Jude Classic on Saturday, and was only a shot off the lead at 5
under for the tournament. "Today is probably the first day where I
actually hit it nicely all day long," Johnson said. "So, you know,
definitely getting into shape for the U.S. Open." After opening
with two pars, Johnson made an eagle 3 on the third hole after
hitting his second shot from 215 yards to 7 feet. He also birdied
Nos. 13 and 16 before finishing with a bogey on the 18th, when he
missed a 9 foot par putt. "The bogey on the last hole definitely
hurt a little bit, especially I was in the middle of the fairway
with a sand wedge," said Johnson, who is 72nd in FedExCup points
despite the fact that he's played in only eight events. "Just
caught a gust of wind and flew way too far."
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