Johnson still has hot hand, shares Canadian Open lead

golf-johnsonmemorialCoastal Carolina alum Dustin Johnson won his first U.S. Open championship last month and he’s in position to claim another country’s championship.

Johnson recovered from two bogeys and a double bogey on his first four holes Friday at the RBC Canadian Open to shoot a 1-under 71 and remain tied for the second-round lead with fellow American Luke List in Oakville, Ontario.

List and Johnson shared the lead after the opening round in the PGA Tour event and ended up there after List also fired a 71 to complete 36 holes at 7-under 137 along with Johnson. Tied for third at 6 under were Jon Rahm, Kelly Kraft and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.

Johnson got off to a horrible start at Glen Abbey Golf Club. Beginning the round at No. 10, he parred his first hole before going bogey-double bogey-bogey. He reversed course with a birdie on No. 16 and then reeled off three straight birdies on No. 18, 1 and 2 to get back to even. He followed with two more birdies and a bogey on his next-to-last hole.

Photo courtesy of PGA Tour

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