AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Dustin Johnson returns to a course that feels like Augusta

Dustin Johnson was walking the expansive, manicured fairways where the sun filtered through the towering pines. On his first day back to work, it was a reminder of what he missed.

This wasn't Augusta National. It was Eagle Point, the beautiful replacement course for the Wells Fargo Championship.

And that wasn't the only reminder.

"I'm not sure I need 30 mph wind in my first tournament back," Johnson said, referring to the forecast for the opening round Thursday. Someone mentioned that at least would give him a taste of what he was missing the first round of the Masters when he had to withdraw.

His back no longer is sore.

The Masters can still...