John­son moves into lead at RBC Her­itage

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Dustin John­son, known for length off the tee, showed off his pre­cise ball-po­si­tion­ing and hot put­ter Satur­day to take the RBC Her­itage lead.

John­son shot a 3-un­der 68 for a one-shot lead over Shane Lowry, Ian Poul­ter and Rory Sab­ba­tini.

The top-ranked John­son, a South Carolina na­tive who had not played his home state’s only PGA Tour stop for nine years be­fore re­turn­ing in 2018, seems to have found a home on Har­bour Town Golf Links’ nar­row fair­ways and small­ish greens. He had his sixth round in the 60s over the last two years to reach 10 un­der.

“I’m re­ally en­joy­ing play­ing in it,” John­son said. “I re­ally en­joyed play­ing in it last year af­ter be­ing away for so long. It’s some­thing I look for­ward to now. We have a re­ally big fan base here and grow­ing up in South Carolina def­i­nitely helps.”

Lowry led the first 48 holes be­fore mak­ing three bo­geys on his fi­nal six holes in a 71. Poul­ter shot a 67, and Sab­ba­tini had a 68.

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