Early-Saturday 65 moves Johnson up board
Saturday, August 10, 2013
While still needing help to get into contention at the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson shot 65 Saturday to Oak Hill, rising to T-15 as he headed to the clubhouse.
Johnson, who started the day 3 over after opening with rounds of 72 and 71, did most of the damage on the back nine. He made the turn at 1 under, then birdied the 10th. Three birdies in four holes, at Nos. 13, 14 and 16, got him to 5 under for the round – and a string of pars the rest of the way gave him the lowest score he's recorded in a major.
Johnson's results in majors this season have been mixed. The Coastal Carolina product made the cut in all four, finishing T-13 at the Masters, 55th at the U.S. Open and T-32 at the Open Championship.
Some of Johnson's notable finishes in majors:
- T-2 at the 2011 Open Championship;
- T-8 at the 2010 U.S. Open after a final-round 82 wiped out a three-shot 54-hole lead;
- T-5 at the 2010 PGA Championship after a 72nd-hole penalty booted him from a playoff.
Late Friday, Johnson posted on social media via his Twitter account, @DJohnsonPGA: "Gotta #GoLow #PGAChamp"