TOUR Championship: Dustin Johnson Plays His Way Into Final Sunday Group

By Carl Conrad
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As the last man in the TOUR Championship field, Dustin Johnson knew it would be a long shot for him to win the FedEx Cup title – but that doesn’t mean he isn’t doing everything in his power to make a run at victory this week. Johnson enters the final round of play at seven under par and alone in second place, four shots behind Henrik Stenson. There are a lot of things that would have to play out in the final round for Johnson to win the $10 million bonus, but he is still mathematically alive after carding scores of 68 – 68 – 67 over the first three rounds.

It’s going to be tough for anyone to catch Stenson in the final round at East Lake, even if his nine shot lead at the turn was reduced to four by the time his round concluded. He was impacted by the deteriorating weather conditions on Saturday, just like much of the rest of the field. Johnson, however, managed to do most of his third round damage late in his round. He picked up three birdies over his final seven holes and added one bogey into the mix.

This is definitely Stenson’s tournament to lose, but Johnson has done well to put himself in the final group on Sunday. Steve Stricker is the next closest golfer, and will start the fourth round at five under par. As it stands right now, Johnson is projected to move from 30th to seventh in the official FedEx Cup standings. I anticipate there being some more movement in those standings throughout the day tomorrow, but if Johnson can put together another round somewhere in the neighborhood of 67, he will likely end up in the FedEx Cup top 10 and in the top five for the tournament.


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