By Ross Kelly
Another Sunday at a major, another collapse by Dustin Johnson.
Though this Sunday collapse was in a third round instead of the final, Johnson (-7) was one of the few golfers unable to take advantage of the relatively-good weather at The Open. The 36 hole leader shot three over for the day which was the second worst score among the 78 golfers on the course. You have to start thinking that there is just a mental barrier in Johnson’s head. He obviously has the talent to win a major, but does he possess that ‘clutch’ gene that athletes always talk about. Barring a historic final round, Johnson is looking at 0 for 25 in his majors career.
In Johnson’s place at the top of the leaderboard are a trio of golfers with varying levels of success. Louis Oosthuizen (-12) was the 2010 Open champion which was also played at The Old Course at St Andrews. Jason Day (-12) is considered one of the best players to never win a major as he has finished runner-up on three separate occasions. Rounding out the top of the leaderboard is Paul Dunne (-12), a 22-year-old amateur from Ireland, who had never made the cut in a major before yesterday.
On moving day at The Open, Jordan Spieth (-11) jumped from 14th to 4th as he shot six under for the day. He briefly held the lead after three consecutive birdies at the start of his back nine. As we all know, Spieth won the first two majors of the year and is attempting to complete the first modern Grand Slam. The 21-year-old, who will tee off Monday at 9:20 AM ET, is clearly feeling the pressure: