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Dustin Johnson has a 3-shot lead, with 2 double bogeys keeping it from being more

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    Dustin Johnson of the United States sets a ball to putt on the 4th green during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)The Associated Press

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    Dustin Johnson of the United States blows a ball before teeing off the 6th hole during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)The Associated Press

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    Dustin Johnson of the United States acknowledges the crowd after making a putt on the 3rd green during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)The Associated Press

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    Dustin Johnson of the United States tees off at the 3rd hole during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)The Associated Press

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    Ian Poulter of England putts at 4th green during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo)The Associated Press

Dustin Johnson had a chance to run away from the field Saturday in the HSBC Champions. But he made two double bogeys in his 6-under 66 and saw his lead cut in half to three shots going into the final round of this World Golf Championship.

Johnson ran off five straight birdies on the front nine, and then four straight birdies on the back nine to lead by six shots over Ian Poulter.

Poulter made a birdie on the 18th for a 63, and Johnson hit his drive into the water on the closing hole for his second double bogey.

Johnson was at 18-under 198, three clear of Poulter. Graeme McDowell had a 64 and was four shots behind.

Martin Kaymer set the course record with a 62.