Putting the focus for Johnson

16 April 2018 06:23:35 EST

World number one Dustin Johnson believes he needs to improve his putting to get his game into tip-top shape for the challenges ahead.

Johnson is set for a few weeks off after finishing in a tie for 16th place at the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, with the American having ended in a tie for 10th place at the first Major of the year, the Masters, a week earlier.

Every part of my game is going really well, I'm just not making as many putts as I'd like to.

Dustin Johnson

And the 33-year-old is aware of what he needs to work on to ensure that he retains his position at the top of the world rankings.

He told reporters after a closing 67 in South Carolina: "I played the golf course tee to green pretty well, but I struggled on the greens a bit.

"Other than that, if I putt well, I should be right up there with a chance to win, for sure, because I played well enough.

"I want to play as good as I can and I want to feel like my game is in really good form, which it is right now. I've got a few weeks off now, so I'm going to spend a lot of time on the putting green.

"I feel like I'm swinging it really well, wedging it really good. So every part of my game is going really well, I'm just not making as many putts as I'd like to."

The next big date on the calendar is the US Open at Shinnecock Hills in mid-June, with Johnson having claimed his only Major victory to date at this tournament two years ago.

Johnson is 9/1 to win the US Open for a second time in three years, with Jon Rahm priced at 20/1 and Rickie Fowler 18/1.

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