Former world number 1 Dustin Johnson, at under 14, leads South Africa’s Branden Grace by two strokes heading into the third and final round; the two-time major winner could peak at the right time with the PGA Championship taking place next week at Oak Hill
Last update: 05/13/23 23:49
Dustin Johnson posted seven-under 63 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the final round at LIV Golf Tulsa.
The two-time major winner and former world No. 1 claimed the title on points in LIV Golf’s debut season. But he is yet to finish within five strokes of the winner in all five Saudi-funded league events this year.
His 63 at Cedar Ridge came with a bogey on the last hole. Johnson, at 14 under, leads South Africa’s Branden Grace by two after following his opening 61 with a three under 67.
Bubba Watson shot 64 and is four shots down. No one else is less than five strokes away from the third and final round.
Talor Gooch, who has won the last two LIV Golf events, shot a 71 on Saturday and is 13 shots behind.
Phil Mickelson, a Masters runner-up this year, had four bogeys in his round of 69 and is near the bottom of the standings in the 48-player field.
Johnson could peak at the right time with the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill. Brooks Koepka won the LIV event in Orlando, Florida a week before the Masters, then was a runner-up with Mickelson at Augusta National.
Seventeen players from Cedar Ridge are playing in the PGA Championship next week.
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