Dustin Johnson hits the front at the Palmetto Championship

World No.1 Dustin Johnson chips in for birdie at his final hole to tie the first-round lead at Congaree Golf Club

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Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Dustin Johnson hits the front at the Palmetto Championship

Dustin Johnson returned to form on day one of the Palmetto Championship as he raced into an early share of the lead at Congaree Golf Club. 

Johnson, who has not won on the PGA Tour since slipping on the famous Green Jacket at The Masters in November, chipped in at his final hole, the par-4 9th, to card a bogey-free 6-under 65 and tie the first-round lead with compatriot Doc Redman. 

WATCH DJ'S WALK-OFF CHIP-IN BIRDIE 

 

 

 

 

The World No.1 with 24 career PGA Tour titles to his name had missed two of the last four cuts heading to his home state of South Carolina.

But if Thursday's opening round was anything to go by, it would certainly appear as though Johnson is back in the groove as he goes in search of landing a second career US Open title at Torrey Pines next week. 

Jhonattan Vegas, who qualified for the US Open earlier this week, posted a solid 66, while England's Tommy Fleetwood shot a steady 68. 

The afternoon wave of groups are just teeing off, featuring players such as Brooks Koepka, Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter. 

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