Johnson is boss in Las Vegas


The American Dustin Johnson won his third tournament in the LIV series on Saturday evening (SA time) at the Las Vegas Country Club, when he knocked out his compatriots Peter Uhlein and Talor Gooch in the third and final round.

Johnson completed the round in cold and windy conditions in 69 and finished at 198 (-12). He earned 4 million US dollars (R76 million) with his victory.

Uhlein and Gooch were joint second on 199 (-11) with Matthew Wolff fourth on 200 (-10), followed by Paul Casey (England), Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) and Jason Kokrak (America) who combined on 201 shots ( -9) ended.

The Spaniard Jon Rahm finished eighth at 202 (-8).

Branden Grace (206, -4) was tied for 21st with Dean Burmester.

Louis Oosthuizen (213, +3) was 50th (with prize money of R1.1 million).

Charl Schwartzel (220, +10) finished 53rd and last with American Branden Steele after recording 80 shots in the third round.

Schwartzel earned around R952 000.

The South African Stinger team (+5) finished 12th out of 13 teams, with Smash (-33) the winner, followed by 4-Aces (-26).

Gure weather stops PGA

In the Phoenix Open, which is part of the American PGA Series and is played at Scottsdale in Arizona, California, the third round could not be completed either due to bad weather conditions.

Canadian Nick Taylor leads at -13 after completing six holes.

He is followed by the American Sahith Theegala (-12) with Doug Gim and Andrew Novak (both Americans) together at -11.

South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout was at -5 after completing 13 holes with his compatriot Garrick Higgo at -4.

SA’ers fall back in Doha

At the Doha Country Club, South Africa’s

(73 shots) in the third round of the Qatar Masters, which dropped him to 18th position.

Lombard, who was firmly in the running after the second round, is joined by compatriots Ockie Strydom, Hennie du Plessis, Louis de Jager and Jayden Schaper on 211, with Jacques Kruyswijk (212) and Jaco Prinsloo and Thriston Lawrence (both 213 ) further back.

The Frenchman Ugo Coussaud, Rasmus Hojgaard of Denmark and Rikuya Hoshino of Japan lead together on 206 shots (-10).

They are followed by Ewen Ferguson (Scotland), Niklaas Noergaard Moeller (Denmark) and Tom McKibbin (England) who are all together on 207 strokes in fourth position.

Sweden leads in Cape Town

In the Sunshine Series’ Cape Town Open, which is played on the Royal Cape course, the Swede Mikael Lindberg shot forward in the third round and took the lead on 205 shots (-11).

He is followed by the South Africans Michael Hollick, Thomas Aiken, Ryan van Velzen and Louis Albertse, as well as Sam Hutsby (England), the two Frenchmen Robin Sciot-Siegrist and Martin Couvra (all on 206, -10).

Gorlei drops out

In the Kenya Open for women which is part of the European series, South Africa’s Carli Gorlei, who was leading after the second round, crashed out in the third round after scoring 77 shots.

Alessandra Fanali of Italy and Shannon Tan of Singapore are joint leaders on 210 strokes (-9) followed by Samantha Bruce of the Philippines (215, -4).

Gorlei is in 12th position at 218 (-4) with Lee-Anne Pace at 222 (+3) and Nicole Garcia at 225 (+6).