Dustin Johnson chasing US Open history after return to world No 1

Dustin Johnson heads into the US Open in fine form

He shot 72 and finished at 13 under.

Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open.

Johnson and Putnam were tied for the lead at 15 under after the third round and were five strokes clear of the rest of the field.

Dustin Johnson already had his 18th career PGA Tour victory in his grasp, but he made a decision to end his day with an exclamation point anyway.

Phil Mickelson cruised up the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 to finish t-12 at 6 under.

While numerous game's elite are having this week off to prepare for the U.S. Open, Johnson chose to play his way into the second major championship of the year at Shinnecock Hills.

He is bidding to win the season's second major for a second time after claiming the title at Oakmont in 2016.

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World number two Johnson turned on the afterburners after a pedestrian opening nine, holing out from the fairway at his 10th hole, the par-four first, where his ball took a couple of bounces and disappeared into the cup. Instead, he rolled in the putt to keep his lead, and birdied the 13th to increase it to three. "I've earned my way here and I feel like it's going to be a fun day". Now he will play in the last group on the final day for the first time on the PGA Tour with Johnson.

Dustin Johnson surged his way back to being the world's best, sinking an eagle from 155 metres out on the final hole at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. I'm hitting my irons well, and my wedges are really good.

Yokomine, the victor of 23 events on the Japan LPGA Tour, flirted with a 59 but parred the par-5 18th for a 61 to tie the course record.

Johnson holed out a sand wedge from 111 yards on the par-4 No. 1 for eagle and almost holed out again on No. 2 from 114 yards, tapping in from 9 inches for birdie.

Putnam, 29, is a two-time Web.com Tour victor in his second full season on the PGA Tour.

Putnam, a two-time victor on the Web.com Tour, had only one bogey through his first three rounds.

Luke List plays in the second round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn.

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