Dustin Johnson bounces back from missed cut at British Open, is tied for lead at RBC Canadian Open

After missing the cut at the British Open, Dustin Johnson is tied for the lead at the RBC Canadian Open. (AP)

You would not expect the world’s No. 1 golfer to miss the cut at the British Open, but Dustin Johnson did exactly that. Already, though, in a week’s time, he has bounced back.

Johnson shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in Ontario at the RBC Canadian Open. The score propelled him to the lead.

Going into Sunday, he is tied at 17-under.

Earlier this year, Johnson won at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. He followed that up with a third place finish in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Ahead of the British Open, with his length off of the tee and momentum, much was expected of Johnson at Carnoustie. But he struggled, shooting a 4-over 76 and an even par 72, which was not good enough to make the cut.

Saturday’s round in Canada showed flashes of the success that Johnson has showed as he’s climbed to No. 1 in the world. He carded seven birdies and an eagle on the day, setting himself up for what could possibly be his 19th win on the PGA Tour.

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