Johnson looking for hot putter in South Carolina

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Dustin Johnson is very happy with his game at the halfway stage of the RBC Heritage but is hoping for a bit more joy on the dance floor.

World number one Dustin Johnson (13/5 fav – RBC Heritage Outright) is hoping to make some good putts over the weekend after keeping himself in contention at the halfway stage of the RBC Heritage.

Johnson, who finished tied-second at last week’s Masters, followed up his three-under-par 68 on day one by going one stroke better with a round of 67, taking him to -7 for the tournament.

The 34-year-old American made five birdies and one bogey on a rain-affected day to move to within two strokes of overnight leader Shane Lowry (6/1 Outright), who still has two holes of his second round to play after darkness suspended play.

Asked about his game plan for the next two rounds, Johnson, who is chasing a 21st PGA Tour title, says he is just looking to keep the momentum going while hoping to get hot with the flat stick.

“Just keep doing exactly what I’ve been doing,” he was quoted as saying by the PGA Tour’s official website. “I’m swinging well, placing the ball where I want to. Hopefully, I can roll in a few putts over the weekend.”

American Trey Mullinax is in sole possession of second on -8, one shot off the pace, after a round of 68 on Friday and he is priced at 16/1 to break his duck on the US circuit.

Emiliano Grillo is sitting alongside Johnson in a share of third on -7 and the Argentine, who signed for four-under-par 67, is 16/1 to land his first title since the 2015 Frys.com Open.

World number 30 Ian Poulter leads the way for England on -5 after he also went round in 67 and he is priced at 22/1 to lift the trophy.

Odds subject to change.






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