Dustin Johnson is starting off the year in stride, heralded as the world’s number one ranked golfer and with the 54-hole lead in the first tournament of the year, the Sentry Tournament of Champions that takes place at the beautiful Kapalua Golf Course in Hawaii.
Johnson seemingly has command over the field, after posting his third straight sub-70 score and putting the exclamation mark on his tournament his own tournament-low 66 on Saturday. This Sunday, he’ll have a chance to keep his lead, with a few others in striking distance.
Here are some others with a chance to reign victorious this week:
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Current Score: -14
Round 3 Score: 69
Odds to Win (Bovada): +450
The lefty really began showcasing his skill set in the later portion of last year, an qualified for this tournament with his win at the Wells Fargo Championship last year. He also impressively finished second at the US Open. At Wells Fargo, Harman finished with his best performance of the week and at the US Open, he finished with his work. We’ll see which Brian Harman we get this week.
Current Score: -11
Round 3 Score: 68
Odds to Win (Bovada): +1200
Fowler has played consistent golf all week. The young gun stands a chance in any tournament so long as he remains within striking distance toward the end of the week. If anyone could have an explosive round to finish the week, it’d be him.
Current Score: -12
Round 3 Score: 66
Odds to Win: +700
If I had to pick a golfer who could catch up to Dustin on Sunday, it’d be Rahm. Rahm is one of the most talented golfers in the game, and after posting his best score of the weekend, it isn’t hard to imagine him continuing his hot streak.