DJ stays alive (barely)
Defending champion Dustin Johnson began Saturday’s third round at four under, well back of the lead, but well within striking distance for one of the best players in the game. D.J. didn’t quite play himself out of the tournament on Moving Day, but he didn’t help his chances much.
Johnson made four birdies in Round 3, but two bogeys on his first nine cost him. He finished the day with a two-under 68 and will need a heroic round to win his second Canadian Open title in a row.
Koepka looks to next week
Reigning back-to-back PGA champion Brooks Koepka hasn’t been in top form all week. A second-round 66 suggested he might make something happen over the weekend in Canada, but a disappointing two-over 72 on Saturday dropped Koepka to two under for the tournament.
You can’t blame him if his focus is not entirely on the tournament at hand; he has history on his mind. Next week, Koepka heads to Pebble Beach to attempt a feat that only one other player has completed: three-straight U.S. Open victories.