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LIV Golf 2022: Cameron Smith Takes Lead from Dustin Johnson Entering Round 3

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Dustin Johnson’s three-stroke lead is not any more carrying out a disappointing Round 2 on Saturday in the LIV Golf Invitational Series event at Rich Harvest Farms in the Chicago area.

Following an extraordinary first round that saw him finish nine under par, Johnson finished the next round one to bring his two-day total to eight under. Several hiccups from Johnson allowed Cameron Smith to fully capture the lead entering Sunday’s third round.

Smith finished Round 2 four under par for a two-day total of 10 under. He holds a two-stroke lead over Johnson and a three-stroke lead over Peter Uihlein.

Here is a consider the leaderboard after Day 2:


LIV Golf Chicago Leaderboard

1. Cameron Smith: -10

2. Dustin Johnson: -8

3. Peter Uihlein: -7

T4. Laurie Canter: -6

T4. Charl Schwartzel: -6

T6. Charles Howell III: -5

T6. Bryson DeChambeau: -5

T6. Lee Westwood: -5

T9. Matt Jones: -4

T9. Joaquin Niemann: -4

T9. Louis Oosthuizen: -4

T9. Matthew Wolff: -4

Full leaderboard offered by LIVGolf.com


Following a blazing first round, Johnson had a disappointing performance Saturday. He slipped through to the 3rd hole, carding a bogey, and on the fourth hole, carding a double-bogey.

The 38-year-old carded a birdie on hole No. 8 but otherwise shot for par.

Luckily for Johnson, he’s just two strokes off the lead, that is quite definitely still there for the taking.

Smith had among the best performances of your day, carding three birdies on leading nine and two birdies and a bogey on the trunk nine to fully capture the lead.

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Closing the gap to at least one 1

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Cam’s caddy should be numb to shots such as this

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Cam smith sinks it to carry on

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CAM SMITH TAKES THE LEAD!

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Smith in the lead with 1 round to go#LIVGolf #LIVGolfChicago pic.twitter.com/dEy12mhdH0

Smith, who finished tied for fourth in his LIV Golf debut event last weekend in Boston, is looking for his first win since switching to the Saudi-backed league from the PGA Tour.

Uihlein had possibly the best performance of Round 2. He entered Saturday tied for 21st at one under but finished the next round in third place at seven under after finishing Round 2 six under par.

Uihlein carded two birdies and a bogey on leading nine before a blazing back nine that saw him card five birdies.

The 3rd round at Rich Harvest Farms will need place Sunday.

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