PGA Tour

RBC Canadian Open 2018

July 26-29

Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario

$6,200,000

July 26-29

Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario

$6,200,000

Round 3

Dustin Johnson seizes share of the lead in Canada

July 28, 2018

World number one Dustin Johnson, aiming to bounce back from British Open disappointment, fired a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to seize a share of the USPGA Tour Canadian Open.

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Johnson, who missed the cut at Carnoustie, got off to a sizzling start at the Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville, Ontario with birdies at five of the first six holes.

He cooled off with bogeys at the 10th and 13th before following birdies at 14 and 15 by ramming in a 23-foot putt for eagle at the par-five 16th.

The American was tied on 17-under par 199 with overnight leader Kevin Tway and South Koreans An Byeong-hun and Kim Whee.

"I was playing well," said Johnson, who is chasing a third title of the season and the 19th of his career. "I didn't drive it quite as well as I'd like to today. It was a little bit windy today, so it made it a little bit tougher to hit fairways.

"But I felt that when I was in the fairway I hit good shots and made a lot of birdies."

Kim held a one-shot lead after rolling in a 31-footer for eagle at the 16th, but he dropped a shot at 17 -- where he was unable to get up and down from a fairway bunker.

An had six birdies in his six-under 66 while Tway had six birdies in his four-under 68.

"I had a lot of up-and-downs today, like between holes seven to 12," said An, who birdied all three of the par-fives on the back nine. "It's been one of those nice up-and-down days, and then I grinded pretty well and I stayed patient. That's why I was able to finish with three birdies on the par-fives."

Johnson did much of his damage on the front nine. Although he missed the fairway at the first his approach left him eight feet for birdie and he was off.

After a poor tee shot at the par-five second meant he couldn't reach the green in two, he pitched uphill to set himself up for a four-foot birdie.

A textbook birdie at the third saw take a share of the lead and he followed with two more birdies at five and six.

Despite the difficulties with his driver, and the fact that he played the three par-fives on the back nine in just one-under, Johnson was encouraged after his shock early exit at Carnoustie.

"I felt like I was playing well going into the Open Championship and felt like I played well at the Open, I just scored really bad," said Johnson. "I felt like my mental game wasn't there. So I came here and practised a little bit and got my focus back right and have played a little better this week."

Tway, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, 2003 Canadian Open champion Bob Tway, had fallen off the pace before birdies at 15, 16 and 18 pulled him into the leading group.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-17
66
67
66
199
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-17
68
66
65
199
T1
Kevin Tway
USA
-17
66
65
68
199
T1
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-17
67
65
67
199
T5
Hudson Swafford
USA
-13
66
70
67
203
T5
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-13
68
67
68
203
T7
Abraham Ancer
USA
-12
73
66
65
204
T7
Chris Stroud
USA
-12
65
72
67
204
T7
Danny Lee
NZL
-12
68
69
67
204
T7
Joel Dahmen
USA
-12
69
68
67
204
T7
Johnson Wagner
USA
-12
68
65
71
204
T7
Robert Garrigus
USA
-12
63
72
69
204
T13
Charley Hoffman
USA
-11
68
71
66
205
T13
Keegan Bradley
USA
-11
69
63
73
205
T13
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-11
69
69
67
205
T13
Shane Lowry
IRL
-11
70
67
68
205
T13
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-11
67
71
68
206
T13
Tony Finau
USA
-11
71
67
67
205
T13
Tyler Duncan
USA
-11
71
69
65
205
T13
Zac Blair
USA
-11
67
67
71
205
T21
Andrew Putnam
USA
-10
67
68
71
206
T21
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-10
68
70
68
206
T21
George Cunningham
USA
-10
67
70
69
206
T21
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-10
67
72
67
206
T21
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-10
71
69
66
206
T21
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-10
67
67
72
206
T21
Ricky Barnes
USA
-10
67
70
69
206
T21
Ryan Yip
CAN
-10
68
72
66
206
T29
Ethan Tracy
USA
-9
70
67
70
207
T29
Gary Woodland
USA
-9
67
72
68
207
T29
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
66
69
72
207
T29
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-9
69
70
68
207
T29
Jimmy Walker
USA
-9
70
69
68
207
T29
Nick Taylor
CAN
-9
68
67
72
207
T29
Stewart Cink
USA
-9
70
69
68
207
T29
Troy Merritt
USA
-9
71
68
68
207
T37
Harold Varner III
USA
-8
69
67
72
208
T37
Jason Kokrak
USA
-8
69
69
70
208
T37
Scott Stallings
USA
-8
70
69
69
208
T37
Shawn Stefani
USA
-8
70
70
68
208
T37
Steve Stricker
USA
-8
68
69
71
208
T37
William McGirt
USA
-8
69
70
69
208
T43
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-7
68
66
75
209
T43
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-7
73
63
73
209
T43
Chad Campbell
USA
-7
72
66
71
209
T43
David Hearn
CAN
-7
68
72
69
209
T43
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-7
67
71
71
209
T43
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
69
71
69
209
T43
Keith Mitchell
USA
-7
69
71
69
209
T43
Lanto Griffin
USA
-7
69
68
72
209
T43
Matthew Every
USA
-7
68
72
69
209
T43
Peter Malnati
USA
-7
70
70
69
209
T53
Adam Schenk
USA
-6
64
75
71
210
T53
Alex Cejka
GER
-6
69
67
74
210
T53
Brian Stuard
USA
-6
70
66
74
210
T53
Chris Crisologo
CAN
-6
68
69
73
210
T53
Martin Piller
USA
-6
72
67
71
210
T53
Nick Watney
USA
-6
69
71
70
210
T53
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-6
68
68
74
210
T53
Roger Sloan
CAN
-6
68
69
73
210
T53
Ryan Palmer
USA
-6
68
72
70
210
T53
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-6
68
72
70
210
T53
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-6
68
68
74
210
T53
Zach Wright
USA
-6
69
71
70
210
T65
James Hahn
USA
-5
68
70
73
211
T65
Ryan Blaum
USA
-5
69
71
71
211
T67
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
74
66
72
212
T67
John Huh
USA
-4
70
70
72
212
T67
Kelly Kraft
USA
-4
71
68
73
212
T67
Rod Pampling
AUS
-4
67
70
75
212
T71
Cameron Percy
AUS
-3
68
68
77
213
T71
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-3
72
65
76
213
T73
David Lingmerth
SWE
-2
69
70
75
214
T73
Martin Flores
USA
-2
68
71
75
214
T73
Sean O'Hair
USA
-2
71
69
74
214
76
Chris Kirk
USA
-1
67
72
76
215
77
Stephan Jaeger
GER
Par
69
71
76
216
78
Sam Ryder
USA
1
69
70
78
217
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-3
70
71
-
141
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
-3
71
70
-
141
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
69
72
-
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-3
68
73
-
141
CUT
Jared du Toit
CAN
-3
72
69
-
141
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
-3
73
68
-
141
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
73
68
-
141
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
69
72
-
141
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-3
67
74
-
141
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-3
70
71
-
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-3
71
70
-
141
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-3
67
74
-
141
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
-2
66
76
-
142
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
-2
69
73
-
142
CUT
Blayne Barber
USA
-2
72
70
-
142
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-2
67
75
-
142
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-2
72
70
-
142
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
72
70
-
142
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
-2
73
69
-
142
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
68
74
-
142
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Harris English
USA
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Joey Savoie
CAN
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
-1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
-1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
Par
70
74
-
144
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
Par
75
69
-
144
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
71
73
-
144
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
1
76
69
-
145
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Michael Gligic
CAN
2
69
77
-
146
CUT
Mike Weir
CAN
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
69
77
-
146
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
2
77
69
-
146
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
77
70
-
147
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
John Senden
AUS
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Russell Budd
CAN
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
4
77
71
-
148
CUT
Sam Fidone
USA
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
USA
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Brett Stegmaier
USA
5
70
79
-
149
CUT
Marc-Etienne Bussieres
CAN
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
6
73
77
-
150
CUT
Hugo Bernard
CAN
6
76
74
-
150
CUT
Nyasha Mauchaza
ZIM
6
73
77
-
150
CUT
Dylan Meyer
USA
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
8
76
76
-
152
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
9
75
78
-
153
CUT
Todd Fanning
CAN
9
77
76
-
153
CUT
Mitchell Sutton
CAN
10
74
80
-
154
CUT
Justin YW Kim
CAN
13
81
76
-
157
DSQ
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
72
82
-
154
RET
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
Par
-
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Byeong-Hun An
-17
199
T1
Dustin Johnson
-17
199
T1
Kevin Tway
-17
199
T1
Meen-Whee Kim
-17
199
T5
Hudson Swafford
-13
203
T5
Rory Sabbatini
-13
203
T7
Abraham Ancer
-12
204
T7
Chris Stroud
-12
204
T7
Danny Lee
-12
204
T7
Joel Dahmen
-12
204
T7
Johnson Wagner
-12
204
T7
Robert Garrigus
-12
204
T13
Charley Hoffman
-11
205
T13
Keegan Bradley
-11
205
T13
Mackenzie Hughes
-11
205
T13
Shane Lowry
-11
205
T13
Tommy Fleetwood
-11
206
T13
Tony Finau
-11
205
T13
Tyler Duncan
-11
205
T13
Zac Blair
-11
205
T21
Andrew Putnam
-10
206
T21
Brandt Snedeker
-10
206
T21
George Cunningham
-10
206
T21
Graeme McDowell
-10
206
T21
Jamie Lovemark
-10
206
T21
Joaquin Niemann
-10
206
T21
Ricky Barnes
-10
206
T21
Ryan Yip
-10
206
T29
Ethan Tracy
-9
207
T29
Gary Woodland
-9
207
T29
Ian Poulter
-9
207
T29
Jhonattan Vegas
-9
207
T29
Jimmy Walker
-9
207
T29
Nick Taylor
-9
207
T29
Stewart Cink
-9
207
T29
Troy Merritt
-9
207
T37
Harold Varner III
-8
208
T37
Jason Kokrak
-8
208
T37
Scott Stallings
-8
208
T37
Shawn Stefani
-8
208
T37
Steve Stricker
-8
208
T37
William McGirt
-8
208
T43
Aaron Baddeley
-7
209
T43
Benjamin Silverman
-7
209
T43
Chad Campbell
-7
209
T43
David Hearn
-7
209
T43
Dominic Bozzelli
-7
209
T43
Jim Furyk
-7
209
T43
Keith Mitchell
-7
209
T43
Lanto Griffin
-7
209
T43
Matthew Every
-7
209
T43
Peter Malnati
-7
209
T53
Adam Schenk
-6
210
T53
Alex Cejka
-6
210
T53
Brian Stuard
-6
210
T53
Chris Crisologo
-6
210
T53
Martin Piller
-6
210
T53
Nick Watney
-6
210
T53
Rob Oppenheim
-6
210
T53
Roger Sloan
-6
210
T53
Ryan Palmer
-6
210
T53
Si-Woo Kim
-6
210
T53
Steve Wheatcroft
-6
210
T53
Zach Wright
-6
210
T65
James Hahn
-5
211
T65
Ryan Blaum
-5
211
T67
J. B. Holmes
-4
212
T67
John Huh
-4
212
T67
Kelly Kraft
-4
212
T67
Rod Pampling
-4
212
T71
Cameron Percy
-3
213
T71
Jonathan Randolph
-3
213
T73
David Lingmerth
-2
214
T73
Martin Flores
-2
214
T73
Sean O'Hair
-2
214
76
Chris Kirk
-1
215
77
Stephan Jaeger
Par
216
78
Sam Ryder
1
217
CUT
Adam Hadwin
-3
141
CUT
Andrew Yun
-3
141
CUT
Cameron Champ
-3
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
-3
141
CUT
Jared du Toit
-3
141
CUT
Matt Atkins
-3
141
CUT
Matt Jones
-3
141
CUT
Matt Kuchar
-3
141
CUT
Sergio Garcia
-3
141
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
-3
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
-3
141
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
-3
141
CUT
Ben Crane
-2
142
CUT
Billy Horschel
-2
142
CUT
Blayne Barber
-2
142
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
-2
142
CUT
Corey Conners
-2
142
CUT
J. T. Poston
-2
142
CUT
Ken Duke
-2
142
CUT
Kyle Thompson
-2
142
CUT
Martin Laird
-2
142
CUT
Seamus Power
-2
142
CUT
Adam Svensson
-1
143
CUT
Fabian Gomez
-1
143
CUT
Harris English
-1
143
CUT
Joey Savoie
-1
143
CUT
Kevin Kisner
-1
143
CUT
Michael Thompson
-1
143
CUT
Norman Xiong
-1
143
CUT
Robert Streb
-1
143
CUT
Ryan Armour
-1
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
-1
143
CUT
Bill Haas
Par
144
CUT
Bubba Watson
Par
144
CUT
Chez Reavie
Par
144
CUT
D. A. Points
Par
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
Par
144
CUT
Parker McLachlin
Par
144
CUT
Roberto Diaz
Par
144
CUT
Tom Lovelady
Par
144
CUT
Brandon Harkins
1
145
CUT
Conrad Shindler
1
145
CUT
J. J. Spaun
1
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
1
145
CUT
Talor Gooch
1
145
CUT
Zecheng Dou
1
145
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
2
146
CUT
Michael Gligic
2
146
CUT
Mike Weir
2
146
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
2
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
2
146
CUT
Retief Goosen
2
146
CUT
Sam Saunders
2
146
CUT
Will Claxton
2
146
CUT
Billy Hurley III
3
147
CUT
Brooks Koepka
3
147
CUT
Cameron Tringale
3
147
CUT
John Senden
3
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
3
147
CUT
Russell Budd
3
147
CUT
Austin Connelly
4
148
CUT
Sam Fidone
4
148
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
4
148
CUT
Brett Stegmaier
5
149
CUT
Marc-Etienne Bussieres
5
149
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
5
149
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
6
150
CUT
Hugo Bernard
6
150
CUT
Nyasha Mauchaza
6
150
CUT
Dylan Meyer
8
152
CUT
Scott Brown
8
152
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
9
153
CUT
Todd Fanning
9
153
CUT
Mitchell Sutton
10
154
CUT
Justin YW Kim
13
157
DSQ
Wesley Bryan
Par
154
RET
Sang-Moon Bae
Par
0