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Dustin Johnson goes birdie-free and tries to avoid missing cut

The sibling of Dustin Johnson was inclining toward a divider outside the caddie region when the telephone rang. It was the world's No. 1 player, and Austin Johnson taken off to the practice extend at Muirfield Village. The time had come to return to work. The question going into Friday at the Memorial was for to what extent? 

Johnson doesn't get disturbed by much, and when he does, not for long. The opening round at the Memorial certain was no special case, particularly considering every one of the difficulties he as of now has persisted in his profession. 

Be that as it may, it was a stinker. 

David Lingmerth and Jason Dufner experienced no difficulty taking care of the shiny greens of Muirfield Village in the opening round. Both made intruder on the last opening and still dealt with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead. 

Johnson didn't deal with a solitary birdie. 

He had a triple intruder on the sixteenth gap when he hit his tee shot into the water and after that three-putted. He had a three-putt from 4 feet on the 6th opening when he transformed a standard into twofold intruder. He additionally made intruder for the fortification on the standard 3 fourth. 

It added to a 78, and it cleared out the U.S. Open champion in desperate need of a low score Friday evening in his last competition before going home to Florida for the introduction of his second tyke, and after that advancing up to Wisconsin to check whether he can turn into the primary player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win consecutive in the U.S. Open. 

The last time he didn't make a birdie was about four years prior at the Bridgestone Invitational. In his 714 adjusts on the PGA Tour, it was just the 6th time that has happened. 

Johnson didn't have much to state, strolling to the clubhouse for all intents and purposes unnoticed as Jordan Spieth, playing in the gathering in front of him, was before the cameras. 

There wasn't much to state. 

Keep in mind, Johnson had an extend the previous summer of six successive main 10s, including that U.S. Open triumph at Oakmont and a different universe Golf Championship title at Firestone. He went to Baltusrol for the PGA Championship, a major green that was suited impeccably for him, and he missed the cut. 

Falling off three straight main 10s to begin the year, including a runner-up complete in Abu Dhabi, Johnson missed the cut at Torrey Pines. 

It happens. What's more, his response ordinarily is the same: a shrug of the shoulders. 

Recall two years prior when Johnson had a 12-foot hawk putt on the eighteenth gap of Chambers Bay to win the U.S. Open. The putt slid by the glass and kept running around 4 feet by. He missed that putt, as well, and all of a sudden Spieth was the U.S. Open champion. 

That is obliterating stuff. He cleared out the course in an auto with all his family, including Wayne Gretzky, his future father-in-law. 

"He goes dead noiseless. Nobody is stating a word," Johnson reviewed. "I pivoted and I'm similar to, `Guys, it's only a golf competition.' But they were more vexed about it than I was." 

That doesn't mean he doesn't get aggravated, and Thursday was no special case. 

He hit onto the back of the green on the standard 5 eleventh in two, hit a quality slack down the slope to around 5 feet and saw his birdie putt get the lip. He hit the opening again with a 8-foot birdie endeavor on the thirteenth. And afterward the genuine harm was on the standard 3 sixteenth. 

There were twelve falcons in the opening round, yet nothing knock some people's socks off more than Johnson's tee shot on the seventeenth gap. Yes, a breeze was at his back. Yes, he was falling off a triple intruder. In any case, 413 yards? The ball was past the dugouts that squeeze in the fairways, down the slope and barely shy of the green that protects the slant up toward the putting surface. It would have been sensible to think somebody had hit into a dugout and chosen to lay up shy of the fortifications. 

Spieth, Justin Thomas and Kevin Kisner really wanted to think once more from the green at a golf ball that truly shouldn't have been there. 

Johnson still made standard. 

He was excessively near the opening _ 57 yards _ to get anything close, and he slacked a 35-footer for his 4. 

"The way he drives the golf ball, he's ready to exploit a great deal of openings," Phil Mickelson said in the wake of playing close by him. "Furthermore, he had a couple putts at an early stage that lipped out that ought to have gone in, beginning on the eleventh gap, in the wake of hitting the green in two. What's more, it sort of wore on him until he had one major misstep on 16 and that was an extreme thing." 

Concerning the seventeenth gap? 

"A flip wedge in, but didn't generally have a lot of a shot where the stick was," Mickelson said. "So he had a couple times where he hit extraordinary shots, yet wasn't generally compensated." 

It's only a golf competition. He has another round Friday, yet no assurance of additional until he gets to the U.S. Open.

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