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Dustin Johnson Looks To Stop Tiger

by Jeff Skinner

Dustin Johnson played a superb round of golf at The US Open yesterday and goes into the final round with a three shot lead over playing partner Graeme McDowell.   His 66 showed that he had no intention of succumbing to any pressure and he carried himself around Pebble Beach with an air of relaxed confidence.  He hit some scary long shots and looked to be playing at least two clubs less than McDowell.

The two time AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Champion said “I love playing here, today was a good day.  I had some loose drives on the final nine but I’m very confident in the driver. I like to hit it.”

Tiger Woods lurks five strokes back but if Johnson can hit it as straight as he did on Saturday no one will catch him.  The final round of a major championship has been known to break even the strongest of men.  Johnson will have his chance to withstand the pressure today when he tees off with Tiger playing two groups ahead of him.

Johnson seems like a fairly laid back South Carolina boy that hits it a long way and has a good short game to match.  As a matter of fact, he acts a lot like last year’s Open Champion, Lucas Glover.  Could we have back to back South Carolina US Open Champions?  If Johnson has anything to say about it, and I think he does, the US Open Trophy will be heading back to the Palmetto state for another year.

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