"Way different" Dustin Johnson feeling the vibes as a married man

Dustin Johnson reflects on his first PGA Tour event since marrying Paulina Gretzky. 

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Fri, 13 May 2022

"Way different" Dustin Johnson feeling the vibes as a married man

Dustin Johnson says he is feeling the good vibes as a newly married man as he returned to the PGA Tour. 

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Johnson has not played too much golf this season. The AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch marked only his ninth start. 

We are fast approaching a busy period of more majors, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Presidents Cup. 

Typically, Johnson would have played more events but the 37-year-old former World No.1, as you can imagine, isn't too fussed. 

"Yeah, I mean, pleased. Swinging well. Obviously few mistakes, but more -- one was a three-putt," Johnson said after carding an opening round of 5-under par. 

Johnson was seven strokes behind early pace-setter Sebastian Munoz. The Colombian made PGA Tour history after firing his second round of 60 this season on his way to a glittering 12-under opening round that even included a bogey. 

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"Couple iron shots just missing wrong side," added Johnson. 

"Other than that, I played well, drove it good, hit a lot of really nice iron shots and rolled the putter pretty well.

"Missed quite a few that -- you know, makable putts, but it's just golf. But, yeah, I'm definitely pleased with the round. Shooting 5-under is a good score." 

Was it part of Johnson's plan to have a reduced schedule this season? 

"Not necessarily," he said. "You know, [I] didn't play any in the fall other than one event, and then, yeah, just with the schedule this year feel like I haven't really played a whole lot of golf, so been harder to kind of get in a rhythm.

"But I got a lot of golf coming up here, so hopefully the game will kick in to good form here at the right time."

Johnson married Paulina Gretzky in late April. The glamour golf couple tied the knot in a glittering ceremony in Tennessee.

The former Masters champion was asked if he was now "feeling the good vibes" as he returns to golf. 

"Yeah, feeling good. Way different than what it was before," he said. 

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