World number one Dustin Johnson will take a share of the lead into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Johnson shares Pebble Beach lead

Johnson shares Pebble Beach lead

The American, who is chasing his second successive victory on the PGA Tour, following on from his triumph at last month's Tournament of Champions, was not at his scintillating best of day three, but he produced a score of 70 to move onto 14-under-par for the tournament.

Johnson has been joined at the top of the leaderboard by compatriot Ted Potter JR, who fired himself into contention with a nine-under-par round of 62, although at one stage he had been on course to card a sub-60 score - bogies at his final two holes of the day put paid to those chances.

Potter Jr is chasing his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2012 and he wasn't too disappointed despite ending his round with back-to-back blemishes.

“Once I got to 11 under, I thought that I could get to 60,” Potter was quoted as saying on the PGA Tour website.

“The last three holes I knew were going to be par holes basically anyway. I didn’t feel like I hit bad shots coming in there on the last couple making bogeys there. I just knew it was going to be tough coming in.”

Jason Day and Troy Merritt are the nearest challengers to the leading pair, although they are two shots off the pace, while a further three players, including the in-form Jon Rahm, are a further stroke back.

One man who is not in contention for overall glory is Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut after following up a second round score of 74 with a round of 72 on Saturday.


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