Dustin Johnson will start Sunday’s final round at the PGA Championship with a one-shot lead at TPC Harding Park.
In search of only his second triumph at a Major, Johnson carded an excellent five-under-par 65 for his third round after overnight leader Haotong Li faded from the summit of the leaderboard.
Johnson was having a busy day around the greens and managed to roll in a number of decent putts to lower his score and get into contention for a possible victory.
After a tricky front nine, where he finished with a bogey and a double-bogey, the 36-year-old managed to come home with four birdies – finishing his third round on nine under for the week.
140 feet of putts made on Saturday for @DJohnsonPGA.
He leads the field in SG: Putting this week. pic.twitter.com/5C3nIreoi8
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2020
He will, however, have to fight off a pretty determined chasing pack with Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ just a stroke behind him on eight under par.
Defending champion Brooks Koepka is also in the hunt and will start Sunday just a further stroke behind on seven under par after his round of 69 on Saturday.
Dylan Frittelli is South Africa’s highest-placed player after three rounds, following his even-par day on Saturday, which means he will go into the final round still on three under for the event.
Charl Schwartzel managed to climb a few spots in his third round thanks to a two-under-par 68 to sit on one under, while Louis Oosthuizen remains on one over for his week after an even-par 70.
Erik van Rooyen’s Saturday didn’t quite go to plan after a difficult third round of four over par.