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Day in danger of losing World Number One to Dustin Johnson

DUSTIN Johnson is on track to grab the World Number One ranking from Jason Day at the Genesis Open.

DUSTIN Johnson is on track to grab both the tournament trophy and World Number One crown at the weather delayed Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club as the event heads into the third round late Saturday.

Johnson has yet to win at Riviera but has been five times inside the top four in his nine career starts there and in the sort of form he is at present it would seem he will be a hard man to topple over the final 36 holes.

Johnson leads by one over Pat Perez and Cameron Tringale with Jhonattan Vegas, Patrick Rodgers and J.T. Poston two further back.


Johnson could topple Jason Day from the World Number One position in the world ranking this week if he was to win and Day finishes outside the top three, a scenario that may well unfold.

Day has made the cut but is currently eight shots behind Johnson with two rounds to go, the Queenslander currently languishing in 40th position.

Cameron Percy and Adam Scott head the Australians with Percy continuing the good form he has shown over the past two weeks after his top 10 finish at Pebble Beach.
That result earned him a start in this event, he and Scott tied for 11th heading to the weekend.

Cameron Smith is 21st after making disappointing back to back bogeys to finish his round while Marc Leishman and Greg Chalmers both missed the cut by one.

John Senden, Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy and Steven Bowditch also failed to qualify for the weekend.

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