DJ, Dustin Johnson, the World #1 leads the Tournament of Champions by two shots after 54 holes on the Plantation Course in Hawaii.
DJ in full swing / getty
DJ fired a third round -7 under par 66 to top the Tournament of Champions leaderboard in Hawaii, throwing in an Eagle 2 at the par four 12th hole for good measure. He has a two shot lead going into the final round tomorrow, at -16 under par, but the wind will be at it’s worst.
Brian Harman is those two shots back at -14 under par, and very much in contention in this tournament, carding -4 under par 69 today;
“I can’t control what Dustin does. He’s a fabulous player.”
“He’s going to be really hard to beat tomorrow, but trying to do something I’m not capable of is not the way to do it.”
Getting everyone’s attention was third placed Jon Rahm, from Spain, who went birdie, Eagle, birdie, par, birdie in his last five holes to also post -7 under par 66 today, claiming third position on his own at -12 under par.
Jon wants to start better tomorrow, but bogey free like today would be good;
“Being bogey-free, it shows I haven’t made many mistakes, and the mistakes I made I was able to fix.”
“Hopefully, I can play good down the stretch like I’ve been doing, just start a little better on the front nine.”
“I told my caddie when we first started working together that I don’t play well on Bermuda.”
“I had a hard time reading the greens, chipping. I had to change the way I chipped for Bermuda.”
Ricky Fowler and Jason Dufner are a further shot back tied at -11 under, and if the wind does play havoc tomorrow, could be in with a chance. Ricky carded -5 under 68 for his third round while Jason signed for -4 under 69.