No. 1 Johnson matches 54-hole mark to seize Masters lead
Augusta, United States, Nov 14 (AFP/APP):Top-ranked Dustin Johnson seized command of the Masters on Saturday, matching the 54-hole record at Augusta National to grab a four-stroke lead in quest of a second major title. Pulling away from an elite field at Augusta National, the 36-year-old American, who grew up only an hour's drive from the course, fired a seven-under-par 65 to stand on 16-under-par 200 after three rounds. "I've got a lot of confidence in everything I'm doing," Johnson said. "Tomorrow I'm going to have to go out and do the same kind of thing. "I've got a lot of great players around me. I'm going to have to play a really good round if I want to put on that green jacket." Johnson went a career major best four-under in the first four holes, making a tap-in eagle at the par-5 second, curling in a 0six-footer for birdie at the third and sinking a long birdie putt at the fourth. He added tap-in birdies at the par-4 seventh, par-5 13th and par-5 15th to equal the 54-hole mark set in 2015 by Jordan Speith. "It's really tough to read these greens," Johnson said. "You get a lot of putts that break a lot. We're reading them really well. Definitely pleased with the putting through three rounds." - AFP