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Fully-healthy Dustin Johnson returns to PGA Tour at Wells Fargo Classic

Dustin Johnson Wells Fargo Dustin Johnson'good to go at Wells Fargo Championship Getty Images
Eleena Tovar | 04 May, 2017, 20:44

Obviously I had to rest and it was sore for a while - a lot longer than I thought it would be.

"I was a on good roll playing heading into Augusta, playing the best golf of my career", he added.

"The golf course is great", Johnson said. "It was just bruised badly". I still feel like I'm swinging really well.

Johnson was in fine form before the accident, winning the Genesis Open in February, and the WGC Mexico Championship and WGC Dell Match Play in March. We'll just have to see what happens.

"Those kind of runs are more like what we saw from Tiger (Woods) for so many years where he just continued to perform at a high level every time he pegged it up", Scott said of Johnson. I practiced a little bit last week.

It has been almost six weeks since Dustin Johnson hit a golf shot in competition.

"Crazy things happen", Johnson said.

And that could play into the hands of former US Open champion and North Carolina native Webb Simpson, who is a member of both courses and estimates he has played around 150 rounds at Eagle Point, including several last month as part of an annual trip with friends.

Should Johnson prevail over a field that includes five-times major victor Phil Mickelson and world number 11 Adam Scott, he would be the first player to record four consecutive victories on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods in 2007-08. But he has also simply chosen not to play in a tournament that is normally played just about an hour's drive from his hometown of Columbia. I've got this week to look forward to. "Because you're going to hit some good shots that going to fade off the green, you're going to have to chip well, they're going to be tough".

Earlier, Johnson told Golf Channel's Todd Lewis that he watched The Masters, even though it was hard because he "wanted to be there playing". "Last Friday probably was the first day I hit balls and didn't feel it".

Dustin Johnson walks with swing coach Butch Harmon to the practice range during the first round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. "Especially if the wind picks up, it's going to be very challenging". Johnson is set to tee off immediately after.

You might assume Johnson had some rust, but he didn't show it today.