LONDON: World number one Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the Palermato Championship at his home state of Congrey Golf Club in South Carolina, a week before the US Open, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday.
The June 10–13 Pulmetto Championship replaced the Canadian Open on the schedule of the PGA Tour, as that event was canceled due to logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Johnson, who took a leave in the week before his failed Masters title defense in April when he missed the cut, said he is looking for a chance to compete in his home state.
Johnson, who won the 2016 US Open, said in a statement, “I have heard nothing about the golf course at Congree and there is no doubt that it will provide a tough challenge for all of us on the PGA Tour.” “
During the 2020-21 PGA Tour season in 11 starts, Johnson has four top-10 finishes, including his record-setting win at the 2020 Masters in November.
The US Open is June 17–20 at Torrey Pines in San Diego.