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Smith enjoys LIV Golf lead in Chicago

Australia’s Cameron Smith made a pair of seven-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of four-under 68, allowing him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.

American Johnson shot over par for the first time in the 14 rounds he has played in the Saudi-funded series, carding a 73 on Saturday at Rich Harvest Farms.

Johnson was lucky the deficit to Smith was only two shots. He came up well short of the green on the par-4 17th and had to make an eight-foot par putt, while Smith took the lead for the first time with his seven-foot birdie putt.

On their final hole at the par-5 18th, Johnson’s approach took a hard hop over the green. After a free drop from the grandstand, he chipped weakly to eight feet and missed his birdie putt. Smith was on the other side of the green, lagged a 60-footer to seven feet and holed that for another…


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