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LIV Golf 2022: Dustin Johnson enters contention after strong second round in Boston

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Dustin Johnson is taking action. The veteran golfer made it to third in the second round Saturday at LIV Golf in Boston , shot a 7-under 63. That puts him just two behind leader Tallo Gooch and one behind Joaquin Niemann . Anirban Lahiri (-9) rounded out the top five with a trio of Jason Kokrak, Bernd Wiesberger and Matthew Wolff (-8 each).

Cam Smith, who officially moved to LIV Golf last week, is tied for 8th at 7 under . But when Johnson stepped back Saturday and shot a 69 after a 64 on Friday, he soared up the leaderboard.

Johnson even soared to lead in the final round despite Gucci passing him. LIV Golf@LIVGolfInv. @DJohnsonPGA bounced back immediately and led by 3 😲 #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston LIV Golf@LIVGolfInv

Gucci has ice in his veins 🥶 Shoot down the clutch putter to take the lead #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston pic.twitter .com/vmG5K6Fiqd

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Talor Gooch didn’t slow down as the absolute leader after round 2 #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston

On the day Many of the highlights are provided by Johnson, but: LIV Golf @LIVGolfInv

DJ at his best 🎼 One step ahead #LIVGolf #LIvGolfBoston pic.twitter. com/2DwDXU1YE9

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Slow Roller Eagles from DJ extend 4 Aces lead to 2️⃣ #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston @DJohnsonPGA

break away and supported by Saudi Arabia L IV Golf remains one of the most controversial endeavors in sports and a regular focal point in the golf world. Detractors of the event have criticized it as a sporting baptism by the Saudi government to belittle its human rights abuses. Meanwhile, LIV participants in the golf world have been banned from the PGA Tour and FedEx Cup playoffs. While some players have sued the PGA Tour over the bans, U.S. District Judge Beth Rabson Freeman ruled in early August that the PGA Tour has the right to ban Gucci, Matt Jones and Hudson S. Waford in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The lawsuit is still in court.



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