Johnson rocks the putter to take lead


SAN FRANCISCO, August 9

Dustin Johnson’s sizzling putter and improved accuracy off the tee gave him a one-stroke lead after the third spherical of the PGA Championship, with the American wanting set to safe his second Major title.

Johnson’s eight birdies had been probably the most by him in a single spherical at a Major and helped offset a bogey and double-bogey on the front-nine as he carded a 5-under 65 and sit at 9-under by means of 56 holes.

Johnson is one away from Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ with Collin Morikawa, Paul Casey and two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka all lurking a shot additional adrift. “I putted really well. That was key,” mentioned Johnson, who leads the sphere in strokes gained with the quick stick this week.

The former world No. 1 and 2016 US Open champion is trying to avenge his loss on the 2010 PGA Championship, the place he was main coming into the ultimate gap however was hit with a controversial two-stroke penalty for grounding his membership in a bunker and completed tied for fifth. Johnson mentioned touchdown the ball safely on the course’s slim fairways might be key to hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday. — Reuters



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