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Dustin Johnson opens up five-shot lead in Boston

Dustin Johnson moved a big step closer to a 22nd PGA Tour title after taking a five-shot lead into the final round of the Northern Trust.

2:08 A look back at the best of the action from the third round of the Northern Trust at TPC Boston, where Dustin Johnson continued to impress. A look back at the best of the action from the third round of the Northern Trust at TPC Boston, where Dustin Johnson continued to impress.



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Johnson followed up his second-round 60 with a seven-under 64 on another low-scoring day at TPC Boston, holing a 40-foot eagle at the last to take him to 22 under and breaking the tournament record for the lowest 54-hole score.

Playing partner Scotties Scheffler – who carded a history-making 59 on Friday – sits in a share of second alongside Harris English after a three-under 68, with Oosthuizen five strokes off the pace in fourth spot.

Scheffler became only the 11th player in PGA Tour history to shoot a sub-60 round on Friday

Johnson, who played his first 11 holes in 11 under on Friday on his way to a second-round 60, made a two-putt birdie at the par-five second and rolled in from six feet at the fifth.

The 36-year-old picked up another shot at the seventh and drained a 20-footer at the eighth to move into a three-shot lead, with Johnson in the middle of the ninth fairway when play was halted for 50 minutes due to the threat of lightning.

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