Dustin Johnson started the year with a few bumps along the road. After his fling with Natalie Gulbis went public at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, he withdrew from the Sony Open “to take care of some things at home.” Then at Riviera, DJ, who admittedly doesn’t check his own starting times, almost faced disqualification and incurred a two-shot penalty when he was late to the first tee.
Things have since settled down for DJ — he moved to a new home in Jupiter, FL. He’s back together with college girlfriend Amanda Caulder, who is with him this week at Doral. And he found his putting stroke, which had been the source of problems early in the season. With ideal scoring conditions on Saturday afternoon, Johnson fired a seven-under 65 at TPC Blue Monster to seize a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.