Dustin Johnson builds commanding Masters lead in third round at Augusta
The world’s top three players were among the five to share the lead after Saturday’s completion of the delayed second round. The world’s top player led alone after the third round. The cream rose to the top. The cream of the cream stayed there. Here are three things you need to know after Saturday at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
Dustin Johnson leads
Johnson led alone after his second hole.
On the 575-yard, par-5, Johnson hit his tee shot 363 yards, knocked his second shot, from 222 yards out, to within 3 feet, and he tapped in from there for an eagle. Johnson would add birdies on 3, 4, 7, 13 and 15 for a seven-under, bogey-free 65 (his second such round of the tournament), a 16-under total and a four-stroke lead over three players.
The 16-under total tied the 54-hole scoring record, set by Jordan Spieth in 2015.
Three players are tied for second
Tiger Woods is 11 shots back
Tiger Woods, the defending champion and five-time Masters winner overall, shot his first non-subpar round of the week with an even-par 72. He’s at five under overall and 11 shots behind Johnson.
Bryson DeChambeau, this year’s U.S. Open champion, shot a three-under 70 and is 13 shots behind Johnson.