Johnson storms to the lead after three rounds of RBC Heritage (AUDIO)

Dustin Johnson waves to the gallery following his birdie putt on #13 at Harbour Town Saturday

Irmo’s Dustin Johnson, the world’s #1 ranked golfer, will take a one shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the RBC Heritage after a three under par 68 on a windy Saturday afternoon at Harbour Town. Johnson is seeking his first PGA Tour victory in his native state and would also become the second South Carolinian to win the event following Wesley Bryan in 2017. His 68 is his sixth round in the 60s at Harbour Town over the last two years.

Johnson began round three two shots back of leader Shane Lowry. He made his move at 13 with a birdie putt and followed with birdies on 14 and 15. He rolled in a 47 foot putt for his birdie on the par three 14th. Johnson also had birdie putts of 13, 18 and 19 feet.

Behind him, Lowry was taking bogeys at 13 and 14. All of a sudden, Johnson opened a two shot lead. He gave some of that back with bogeys at 16 and 17.

Lowry, Ian Poulter and Rory Sabbatini are tied for second at nine under. Six are in at eight under par including Patrick Cantlay who fired a five under 66 Saturday. Webb Simpson had the day’s best round a 65, and is sitting at six under par.

Aiken’s Kevin Kisner is at minus two and Clemson’s Jonathan Byrd heads into the final round at one over par.

RBC Heritage Third Round Leaderboard

Dustin Johnson press conference

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