NORTON, Mass. (AP) – Dustin Johnson finished birdie-eagle and has seized control of The Northern Trust. True, he could have used a finish like that on Friday when he was trying to shoot 59 or better. This wasn’t bad. It gave him a 7-under 64 at the TPC Boston and stretched his lead to five shots over Harris English and Scottie Scheffler. A victory likely would be enough for Johnson to return to No. 1 in the world for the first time in 15 months, and move him to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup. He says he’ll still need a low round Sunday.
English shot his second-straight 66 Saturday, with eight birdies. He’ll be paired with Johnson in the final group Sunday.
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