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Dustin Johnson's patience could be key

Updated: August 27, 2011, 2:23 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

EDISON, N.J. -- At Plainfield Country Club's 588-yard, par-5 12th hole, Dustin Johnson's approach shot from the fairway found the hazard that runs around the green. On his third shot, he stared at a horrible lie with the ball well below his feet.

He considered trying to hit the ball out left, away from the pin. Taking a drop and using his putter from off the green would likely allow him to escape with a par during the second round at the Barclays. But what if he couldn't advance the ...

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