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September 2 2012

9:00 PM

Dustin capitalizes on accurate driver

NORTON, Mass. – Dustin Johnson is among the TOUR’s longest hitters. In Sunday’s third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, he was also among the most accurate.

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Johnson hit 12 of 14 fairways en route to a 6-under 65 that leaves him at 13 under through three rounds at TPC Boston. He walked off the course in third place on the leaderboard, but six shots back of red-hot Louis Oosthuizen.

“When I can drive it straight, golf’s always fun,” Johnson said. “Playing from the fairway is a lot nicer than playing from the rough.”

Johnson birdied two of his first four holes before a stumble at the sixth. But he bounced back with three birdies in his next four holes and kept it rolling from there.

Along with his accurate drives, Johnson was also pleased with his putting. In his last 10 holes, he had seven one-putts and made all five of his putts from 7 to 10 feet.

“I rolled the putter well and got a lot of good reads,” Johnson said.

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