Dustin Johnson struggles in Round 1

This isn’t the same Augusta National Dustin Johnson conquered in November.

After breaking a Masters record with 20-under to win his first green jacket at the postponed 2020 event, the 36-year-old Johnson finished Thursday’s opening round at 2-over 74, which included a double-bogey on No. 18.

That marked Johnson’s fourth bogey of the day after he carded only four bogeys in 72 holes en route to his Masters win five months ago.

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Johnson’s tough round shows just how difficult the course is playing this week after low numbers in the fall, when he won his second career major. The world No. 1 also won the 2016 US Open.

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Brian Harman, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed were tied for the early lead at 3-under in the middle of Thursday afternoon.

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