Las Vegas, Nevada (June 11, 2012)–Dustin Johnson works with Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon. And this past weekend he won the St. Jude Classic in just his second event after returning from injury. Harmon operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club and recently released Butch Harmon About Golf, a golf instructional DVD featuring more than 250 tips and interviews with Johnson, Natalie Gulbis, Phil Mickelson and many more. –By Brian Hurlburt
"I had knee surgery in the off-season," Johnson told the media after the win. "And then right before the Masters, I don't remember the date, it was right before the Masters that I just pulled a muscle in the back. And, you know, it's fine now.
I rested it, did a lot of physical therapy on it, and, you know, stim and ice and manual work. Everything's good, feeling healthy and great. Glad to be back out here."
Rio Secco Golf Club is a luscious Rees Jones design tucked in the desert foothills above Las Vegas. The Harmon School is located on the back end of the driving range and adjacent to the first green. It is state-of-the-art and everyday golfers can still learn from Harmon and/or his award-winning staff of professionals. Click now for the official website of the Butch Harmon School of Golf.
"I'm hitting the ball well," said Johnson. "I was driving it good. I was hitting good iron shots. I was just trying to play my game and get as many looks at birdies as I could. And, you know, I did that. I had a lot of looks, lot of good looks, and made a few putts coming down the stretch. Made great birdies at 16 and 17. Made a good up and down on 16 for birdie, and then hit two good slots in there to about 10 feet on 17 and made a good putt." Quotes courtesy of ASAPSports.com.