• DJ opens up five-shot lead

    Dustin Johnson
    Dustin Johnson

    Dustin Johnson has moved within touching distance of winning the Tour Championship after he opened up a five-stroke lead during Sunday’s third round at East Lake Golf Club.

    The PGA Tour finale will conclude on Monday evening as the 2020 FedEx Cup winner is crowned and it’s starting to look like Johnson’s to lose as he aims for his first title.

    The world No 1 showed just how consistent he has been in recent times after shooting a six-under-par 64 for his third round.

    This after he only managed even par during the second round and the pressure somewhat began to build ahead of moving day.

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    The American looked elegant throughout his round as he steadily went about his business with three birdies on the front nine to turn for a solid 32.

    Despite dropping a shot on the 11th, Johnson was clearly in the zone with his putter doing the job as he rolled in four more birdies on the back nine.

    According to Johnson, he gave himself much more scoring opportunities after he began hitting more fairways in comparison with his second round.

    ‘I know it was what I needed to do, to play here well, is just hit it in the fairway. I definitely hit a lot more fairways today,’ he said on Sunday.

    ‘I’ve got a lot of confidence in everything I’m doing right now. And, yeah, I’ve played well over the last four events and I’m comfortable in the spot that I’m in.

    ‘Tomorrow is more of the same. I just need to go out and focus on what I’m doing and try and shoot the lowest score I can.’

    Johnson will start Monday’s final round on 19 under par and five shots clear of second-placed Xander Schauffele, who has silently made his way into contention at the Tour Championship.

    Schauffele is joined by 2017 FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas in T2 after Thomas also made a good surge up the leaderboard with a four-under 66.

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    Jon Rahm dropped a few spots on Saturday but came back nicely in his third-round display as he also went four under par for his day to move up into fourth spot and only a stroke behind Schauffele and Thomas on 13 under.

    PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa made some early waves at the start of his third round after brilliantly chipping in from the bunker on the first hole for a birdie.

    The 23-year-old finished the day with a 67 and is seven shots behind Johnson, but could be set for a big finish on Monday as he aims for a spot at the top of the leaderboard.

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