Dustin Johnson cruised to a six-shot lead Saturday during a WGC-HSBC Champions in China after banishment a 4-under 68 in Round 3.
Most PGA Tour fans were defunct for most of Johnson’s initial 3 rounds, due to a time difference. Johnson had 7 birdies, a spook and a double-bogey in Round 3 to get to 17 under.
Brooks Koepka finished Round 3 during 11 under. He birdied his initial 3 holes Saturday, though a triple-bogey on a par-5 eighth derailed his momentum.
Here are Sunday’s tip contenders:
Dustin Johnson (-17) — Johnson, fatal as ever off a tee, cruised by a initial 3 rounds. Capable of reaching all a standard 5s in dual shots, Johnson should be means to keep his foot on a gas in Round 4. A win this week cements his standing as a world’s tip golfer.
Brooks Koepka (-11) — Koepka looked staid to make this contest a two-man duel, though he mislaid his balance with a triple-bogey. He attempted to miscarry with a integrate birdies on a behind nine, though 3 bogeys left him stranded in quicksand. Koepka has to fire something special Sunday to kick Johnson.
Henrik Stenson (-10) — After 3 true rounds in a 60s, Stenson, a 2016 British Open champion, is prepared to strike should Johnson collapse. Consistent tee-to-green, Stenson birdied 3 of his final 5 holes Saturday to get behind in a mix.
Others in contention:
Justin Rose (-9)
Brian Harman (-9)