Camilo Villegas

Golf: Dustin Johnson is a stroke back of Russell Henley after 1st round

Golf: Dustin Johnson is a stroke back of Russell Henley after 1st round

Golf hasn’t felt this easy to Dustin Johnson since he was making it hard for anyone to beat him.

Coming off a week in the Bahamas and switching back to his old putter to rely more on feel, Johnson ran off three birdies over his last six holes at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y., and finished with a five-under 65 to trail Russell Henley by one shot after the opening round of the Northern Trust.

Henley brought a conservative strategy of aiming for the safe part of the green, and he converted eight birdies.

Scott Brown, Camilo Villegas and Chris Kirk were at 66, and it was an important start for Villegas and Kirk.

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