Update July 18th: Just 2 strokes behind the leader, Darren Clarke, Johnson had a misfortunate shot on the 14th hole.
He had to take a drop that put him too far behind to catch up to Clarke's flawless play. The Sun News has another AP story with a recap and quotes from Johnson. Read it here.
Update July 17th: Dustin broke away from the pack in the 3rd round. He is only one stroke behind the leader.
First Report: Dustin Johnson's current British Open story is much like the past 6 months of his career: big ups and big downs.
Johnson, who now lives in Florida, has had to deal with a DUI arrest, a split with his caddie, and a disappointing Masters finish. On the other hand- he is very happy living in Florida, he signed on as spokesman for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, and he has taken a few top 10 finishes in 2011.
In this weekend's British open, he's fighting off an infection yet he remains in contention thanks in part to a hole in one. Ups and downs, indeed.
By the way, this isn't Johnson's first hole in one during competitive play...