World number one Dustin Johnson revealed he has fully recovered from a back injury and is in good shape ahead of the final major of the year.
The American slipped and fell down a flight of stairs on the eve of the Masters, forcing him out of action for a few weeks. But it was that time off where he lost a bit of form that he has been trying to regain ever since, with one top ten finish Johnson's only decent result since.
"When you get an injury, it's tough to say what to do first or how to work back into it," revealed the 33-year-old in his press conference.
"The problem was, I wasn't driving it very well, so I just didn't get many opportunities to hit a wedge from the fairway. But I feel like the driver is going very well now. I feel like I've got a lot of control over it. I feel like I'm hitting good shots with it. They are going where I'm looking. I think this is going to be a very good week."
And the stats support that. While Johnson is ranked first for driving distance on the PGA Tour, he is ranked 181st for driving accuracy. Quite simply, there's not much point in being so far down the track if you’re playing wedges out the rough between trees.
But now, Johnson feels he's worked out those kinks and is in prime position to challenge for what would be his second major win after his US Open success in 2016.
"I felt like I got some things worked out in the swing that were just holding me back a little bit," continued the South Carolinian.
"Right now, I feel it's close to when I was playing really well before Augusta than I have, and you know, since then. The golf swing's there. I feel good. My body feels great. I'm looking for a really good week this week."
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