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PGA: Johnson's Third-Round 70 Drops Him to 46th

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    April 23, 2014 | 3:17 pm
    CROMWELL, CT - Zach Johnson would have to travel far, far up the leaderboard on Sunday to claim another PGA Tour win.

    Johnson's third-round 70, which included three back-nine bogeys, didn't help the Cedar Rapids native's chances of contending in Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

    Johnson is plus-2 for the week on the back nine at TPC River Highlands (as opposed to 5-under on the front nine), and sat in 46th place when he completed play Saturday.

    The ends of Johnson's round have been tumultuous- he is 7-over par on holes 15-18. The field is playing Nos. 16-18 over par for the week, and No. 17 is currently playing as the most difficult hole on the course. Johnson is 5-over-par on No. 17 alone.

    Three players (Bubba Watson, Padraig Harrington and Chez Reavie) have already carded 5-under 65s on Saturday, and Englishman Brian Davis currently holds the lead after his front-nine 29.