Dustin Johnson and Andrew Putnam moved away from the field on moving day at the St. Jude Classic.
Saturday’s third round saw Putnam hole an 18-foot birdie putt at the 18th to pull into a tie with D.J. for the 54-hole lead at a scorching 15-under par.
They will play together on Sunday. It will mark the first time Putnam has played in the final group since he joined the tour two years ago.
Putnam’s closing birdie gave his a 64 for the second straight day. “I’m excited,” he said of the prospect of playing with the world’s No. 2 in the last group. “I earned my way here. We’ll just continue with the game plan and see what happens.”
Putnam has made just one bogey in 54 holes.
Johnson shot 65 and got to 15-under with back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16.
The only other player in double figures under par is Stewart Cink. He got there with a 64 and that was boosted by a hole-in-one at the short par three eighth.