Tag: Dustin Johnson
World number one Johnson closed with a bogey at the par-four 18th in a seven-over par 77 that left him tied atop the leaderboard at three-over 213 with Daniel Berger, Tony Finau and defending champion Brooks Koepka.
It was Johnson's 18th career PGA Tour victory and his second at the St. Jude Classic, which he also won in 2012.
Johnson, who took a one-shot lead into Saturday's third round at TPC Southwind in Memphis, had six birdies and one bogey in his five-under effort to join Putnam atop the leaderboard on 15-under 195.
He could not start the tournament and though he made a quick recovery, has not quite recaptured his old form in the 13 months since returning to action.
Dustin Johnson's round of 66 helped him to a share of the lead after one round of the Players Championship.
World number one Dustin Johnson will open his title defense by playing against Bernd Wiesberger, Kevin Kisner, and Adam Hadwin at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
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