Dustin Johnson, not unexpectedly, shortly was alone during a tip of a ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am personality residence on Saturday, when wholly suddenly a comparatively problematic interloper overtook him.
Ted Potter Jr. flirted with a 59 during Monterey Peninsula Country Club, before bogeying his final dual holes to settle for a nine-under standard 62 and a share of a 54-hole lead with Johnson.
Jason Day, meanwhile, sensitively played himself into contention. Day, who won a Farmers Insurance Open dual weeks ago, shot a three-under standard 69 during Pebble Beach Golf Links to get within dual of a lead.
Potter, a left-hander whose sole PGA Tour feat came during a Greenbrier Classic in 2012, had 9 birdies and an eagle to momentarily take a two-stroke lead before his late stumble.
Johnson went out in four-under standard 32 during Pebble Beach and seemed headed for his third feat in a eventuality before a behind 9 tripped him adult and he staid for a two-under standard 70.
“Once we incited and came behind into a breeze from 11 to a house, a march unequivocally played flattering tough,” Johnson said. “But it was still out there. we still had a garland of chances. we usually strike a lot of good putts that didn’t go in and got out of position on a integrate holes, that was a usually time we done a bogeys, and it unequivocally was usually from a second shots on those. we know where we can’t strike it and we strike it there anyway. But tomorrow hopefully will be a small bit sharper.”
Beau Hossler, who common a 36-hole lead with Johnson, done 4 bogeys during Monterey Peninsula CC after played a initial dual rounds bogey-free. He staid for a three-over standard 74 to tumble into a tie for ninth.
Steve Stricker, who will spin 51 in dual weeks, is tied for a lead, 3 of a lead following a turn of two-under 70 during Pebble Beach.
“I still feel like I’m able of winning out here,” he said. “Obviously I’ve got to do a lot of good things to do it.”