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Johnson maintains top of the PGA Championship


The american Dustin Johnson, world number one, had an excellent day this Sunday by delivering a card with 64 strokes, six under par, to take a five-shot lead after the third round of PGA Tour Championship, third and final round of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Johnson, 36, chasing his first PGA playoff crown and his third win since the tour returned from a three-month coronavirus shutdown, finishing the day with 19 under par after 54 holes at Atlanta’s East Lake.

The American, a 22-time PGA winner, could become the first overall points leader since 2009 to win the season-ending showdown, now for a $ 15 million playoff prize for the winner.

The Spanish Jon Rahm, second in the world ranking, recovered on the day and climbed one notch to place fourthwhile fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas are tied for second.

Johnson, PGA Championship runner-up, had won two weeks ago in Boston and lost on extra holes last week to Rahm in the second leg of the playoffs at the BMW Championship in Chicago.

The Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and Mexican Abraham Ancer share twelfth place with minus seven, while the Chilean Joaquín Niemann is 24th among 30 competitors who qualified for this stage.