Past champ Dustin Johnson twirled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of The Barclays to post 4-under 209, up 28 spots on the live leaderboard to T11.
The 32-year-old won the 2011 edition at Plainfield CC, reduced to 54 holes. He began his eighth appearance in 70-72 (T39), eight in arrears to 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. Thru 17 holes, the South Carolinian was 5-under, camouflaging bogey-4 at the eighth with birdies on Nos. 4, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17, but for a third straight round, bogeyed the par-4 18th. He found eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, circling five conventional birdies (long of 20'0" at the par-4 ninth), and pitching in from the rough 26'2" away for birdie-4 at 13. Johnson, who entered the week No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, was postive in all strokes gained categories, highlighted by 3.576 SG: Tee-to-Green. Aug 27 - 4:51 PM