Dustin Johnson moved a step nearer to claiming the FedEx Cup title after extending his Tour Championship result in 5 strokes.
World No. 1 Johnson carded a 6-under-par 64 within the third spherical to grab management on the FedEx Cup playoff finale on Sunday.
FedEx Cup chief Johnson, who’s but to say the PGA Tour’s championship trophy, began his penultimate spherical with a one-shot lead. By the tip of the day, Johnson – a runner-up in two of his final three begins and a winner within the different occasion, The Northern Belief — surged clear because of seven birdies and only one bogey at East Lake in Atlanta.
After a flawless entrance 9 that includes three birdies, Johnson gained 4 extra strokes following the flip, together with the final to be 19 underneath by 54 holes. He bogeyed the 11th.
Johnson’s nearest rivals are final 12 months’s Tour Championship runner-up and 2017 winner Xander Schauffele, and 2017 FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas.
Schauffele posted a third-round 67 whereas fellow American Thomas had an eagle, 5 birdies and three bogeys for a Four-under-par 66.
World No. 2 and BMW Championship winner Jon Rahm — second to Johnson within the FedEx Cup race — is outright fourth after capturing a 66 to be 13 underneath. Collin Morikawa is a stroke additional again.
Daniel Berger (64) and Im Sung-jae (72) are tied for sixth, forward of Scottie Scheffler (66).
Reigning FedEx Cup champion and Tour Championship holder Rory McIlroy is 11 photographs off the tempo heading into the ultimate spherical.
McIlroy, who not too long ago turned a father, misplaced additional floor following his second consecutive spherical within the 70s – an even-par 70, which included three bogeys and as many birdies.