WATCH: Dustin Johnson Duffs Shot And Still Makes Birdie

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World Number One Dustin Johnson showed his class during the third round of the Saudi International, as not even a distraction from a photographer could stop him from making birdie.

WATCH: Dustin Johnson Fats Shot And Still Makes Birdie

Dustin Johnson is one of the in-form players right now, with his worst result a T11 finish at last month's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

At this week's Saudi International, the American is yet again in contention for victory, after rounds of 67 & 64 have put him one shot off the lead.

Starting his third round today, Johnson birdied the first hole and followed it up with two pars on the second and third.

After a huge drive on the fourth, the World Number One was left with only 250 yards with his second on the par 5.

As Johnson was on his downswing, however, a photographer distracted him, causing the 36 year-old to fat his shot only 170-yards up the fairway.

It didn't seem to affect the American though, as he put his wedge shot to five-feet and holed his putt for birdie.

Watch the video below:


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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x