Dustin Johnson a big presence on a big golf course

3:17 a.m. EDT September 10, 2016

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Roberto Castro kept pouring in birdies and expanding his lead in the BMW Championship until he finished with another 7-under 65 and led by as many as five shots as the other players at Crooked Stick were finishing their rounds.

By the end of the day, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson had set the course record at 63 and was tied for the lead.

Johnson was asked to put himself in Castro’s place. If he had never won in 125 starts on the PGA Tour, had a big cushion when he finished Friday, and then saw someone like Johnson charging into the share of the lead, would he be nervous.

“Yeah, I would be, for sure,” Johnson said.

Castro, the Georgia Tech grad who needs a big week just to get home to Atlanta for the Tour Championship, is a practical sort. He’s not as long off the tee as Johnson (not many are) but he’s playing well and golf rewards all manners of good play.


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