Dustin Johnson Coes Back To Earth With A Poor Day At Shinnecock

While the rest of the golf world was talking about Phil Mickelson’s gaff on 13, Dustin Johnson went from clear favorite to back in the pack with a 7-over-77 today in the third round.

“I felt like I played pretty well. Couple bad shots, but, I mean, you’re going to hit a few bad shots out here. It’s just how it goes,” he said. “But, you know, still felt like I gave myself always a good — you know, a decent look at par. And, you know, three three-putts, that doesn’t help. I don’t three-putt any today, then I’m right there at even par for the tournament.

“I felt like my speed was pretty good all day. But, you know, the flags were in very difficult spots, and, you know, just made it really difficult with the wind.”

Johnson had no trouble with the wind on Thursday, but today it was another story. The No. 1 player in the world, still has a chance, obviously, since he’s tied for first with three other players.

“I’m in a good position, in the lead tomorrow

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