Johnson takes first round lead

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Updated: February 14, 2014

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Big hitting American Dustin Johnson fired an opening 5 under to take the first round lead of the Northern Trust Open.

Eight times PGA Tour winner Johnson comes into the tournament off the back of some good form including a second place last week at Pebble Beach however he will be aware that over the last 3 years he has only made the cut once at the Northern Trust Open.

Last year’s runner-up Charlie Beljan opened with a 4-under 67 and was joined there by Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman, three-time winner this season Jimmy Walker, Francesco Molinari, Matt Jones, Brian Harman, Blake Adams, Scott Stallings and Sang-Moon Bae.