BY GENE SAPAKOFF
AUGUSTA – Dustin Johnson led a South Carolina foursome at the Masters but the Columbia native couldn’t regain his torrid early form after briefly leading the field at 7 under on the back nine Friday.
Johnson, a Myrtle Beach resident, shot a 70 Sunday with birdies on Nos. 5, 8, 10, 15 and 16. He went 1 under for the Masters at 287.
Greenville native Bill Haas bogeyed the 18th hole Sunday for an even par 72 (289 overall, 1 over).
Lucas Glover, the former Clemson All-American, shot 73 in the final round after going 74-74-73 over the first three. He finished 6 over at 294.
Russell Henley, a 24-year-old Charleston resident, missed the cut in his first Masters but likely will get many other chances after shooting 72 and 81.
It was “Groundhog Day” again Sunday for Glover.
“Whatever you wrote earlier in the week, write the same thing,” said Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner. “I am not exaggerating. I hit the ball well and couldn’t make putts.”
Bright spots: Five birdies, including the par 4 14th hole, where Glover drilled his drive off a tree and recovered to within nine feet of the hole.
“The shorty-short putts are the problem,” Glover said. “I hit good enough to shoot 2 under. … You can’t shoot good scores around here without putting. I think anyone who’s ever played here would say the same thing.”
Glover hit 52 greens in regulation for the week, among the tops in the field. He hopes for better things next week at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head.
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