Dustin Johnson was pleased with his performance at the Wells Fargo Championship despite ultimately coming up short in his pursuit of a fourth PGA Tour success of 2017.
The world number one was competing in his first event since injuring his back on the eve of last month’s Masters, but after narrowly making the cut, he produced an impressive display over the weekend, carding back-to-back rounds of 67.
The American closed the tournament on nine-under-par and it looked like that would be good enough to force a play-off until Brian Harman carded birdies at his final two holes to secure a one-shot success.
Johnson, who had won on his three previous starts on the PGA Tour, had to make do with a tie for second-place alongside compatriot Pat Perez, but he was pleased with his overall showing at Eagle Point Golf Club.
“I didn’t have a lot of time off, so I didn’t really know what to expect this week because I didn’t really get to practice leading into this tournament, either,” Johnson said.
“Not much has changed. The first couple days I didn’t play that great, but really played nicely on Saturday and Sunday and so I’m happy with where the game is going into next week.”
Johnson will now turn his attention to next week’s ‘fifth major’ at The Players Championship, an event he has never won.
The 32-year-old could only finish in a tie for 28th at TPC at Sawgrass last year, ending the tournament 12 strokes behind eventual champion Jason Day.