DJ still adjusting to pace: 'Guys out here play so slow'

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ATLANTA – Like many players who join the PGA Tour one of the adjustments Dustin Johnson had to make was a dramatically slower pace of play.

A fast player growing up and in college, Johnson said it took him two seasons before he was able to slow himself down enough to fit into the pace on Tour.

“It took me a while, but probably in 2010 at Pebble,” Johnson said. “The guys out here play so slow. So me playing fast, like I feel like I'm playing really slow right now, and I still play faster than most of the guys out here.”


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Johnson, who grabbed the solo lead on Friday at the Tour Championship with a second-round 67, said he is still adjusting to the slower pace by focusing on his routine and how he walks to his golf ball.

“Sometimes I have to slow myself down because I tend to walk really fast. I'll catch myself and slow down,” Johnson said.