The par-5 17th seems to be a problem for Johnson. In his last four trips attempts, counting the final round in last year, he’s 1 over par. He said on Saturday after a third-round 68 that he’s hoping to change his fortunes on Sunday.
“I want to win any tournament I'm playing. But yeah, I mean, this is a tournament that I really enjoy playing,” said Johnson, who will begin the final round one stroke behind Bubba Watson. “I really like this golf course, and obviously I've done well here the past couple years.”
There has been one victory for Johnson at Riviera Country Club, however. He won Wednesday’s pro-am when paired with his future mother-in-law, Janet Jones.