Deutsche Bank Championship 2013 Leaderboard Day 3: Scores and Results
The third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship set up a fourth and final round that will provide plenty of fireworks on Labor Day.
Teeing off in the final group, Sergio Garcia played an impressive round of 65 to find himself once again on top of the leaderboard at the TPC Boston at 19-under.
Garcia's playing partner, Henrik Stenson was no slouch either as he pushed the Spaniard throughout the round, the Swede finished at 17-under.
While Garcia and Stenson did have strong rounds, the best round of the day belonged to Canadian Graham DeLaet, who shot a career-low 62, to put himself at 16-under.
Joining DeLaet at 16-under is Steve Stricker, who drained an eagle putt on the 18th hole to finish off his round of 63.
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Garcia taps in for birdie, he will take a two shot lead over Stenson into the final round.
Castro also misses his eagle putt.
Garcia just misses his eagle putt, he should have an easy birdie tap-in.
Garcia and Castro both have a chance to eagle the 18th hole.
The final threesome are walking up to the green now.
As for his playing partner, Jason Dufner, he taps in for par to finish the day with a 66.
The 2013 PGA Champion sits at 15-under for the tournament.
Matt Kuchar becomes the latest player to eagle the par-five 18th hole.
Kuchar ends his third round at 12-under for the tournament.
There are about 20 to 25 minutes of daylight left, and vision is becoming quite the problem for the two final groups out on the course.
Garcia's birdie putt on the 17th hole hits the lip of the cup, and the Spaniard is forced to settle for par.
He is off to the 18th with a two shot lead over Stenson, who bogeyed the 17th.
Sergio, Hennie Stennie, DeLaet & Stricks are in top 4 in Boston. All have played better in 2013 than their winless records suggest.— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) September 1, 2013
TPC Boston averaging 68.1 at the moment. Only 4 holes are averaging over par.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) September 1, 2013
Steve Stricker moves up to 16-under after an eagle on the 18th hole, which is something that is happening at least once a threesome now.
McIlroy has 7 birdies in his last 11 holes. Not going to win this week, but good round tomorrow goes long way toward getting to East Lake.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) September 1, 2013
Dufner has a chance to get back within two shots of Garcia, but his birdie putt on the 17th hole is hit just to the left of the hole.
Stenson moves within one shot of Garcia with a birdie on the par-three 16th.
Garcia had a chance to move ahead by two strokes, but he missed his birdie putt.
Scott Piercy is the latest player to eagle the 18th hole.
With his eagle, Piercy moves to 12-under for the tournament after shooting four-under today.
Garcia recovers from his bogey at the 14th with a birdie at the 15th.
He is now at 18-under and has a two shot lead over DeLaet and Stenson.
Ian Poulter finishes his round off with a par on the 18th.
Two late bogeys killed his chances of leading today.
The Englishman, who has done wonders to stay alive in the FedEx Cup today, sits at 13-under.
Three of the six best rounds today were started on the 10th hole.
Jim Furyk, Chris Kirk and Kevin Chappell all reached double digits thanks to their strong starts on the back nine.
Someone who is having a strong day near the bottom of the leaderboard is Rory McIlroy.
After barely making the cut, McIlroy is five-under through 16 holes today, he started on the back nine.
If he had not double bogeyed the 14th hole earlier on, he could have been right on the outside of the top 10 at some point this weekend.
Phil Mickelson ends his day with a par.
Lefty shoots an even-par 71 and he is out of title contention this weekend, barring a complete and utter collapse by all of the leaders.
Garcia's lead is back down to one stroke after his bogey on the 14th.
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With play dwindling down, the players that are on the bubble for the BMW Championship in two weeks have mostly finished up their rounds.
Ernie Els has moved up to a projected 73rd place at 10-under.
He has some work to do tomorrow as well as Brendan Steele (75th, nine-under), Stewart Cink (76th, eight-under) and Bob Estes (77th, eight-under).
Angel Cabrera (69th, two-under) and Michael Thompson (68th, one-under) also have work to do to keep their seasons alive.
A lot of players are making the par-five 18th look easy today, including Charley Hoffman.
Hoffman eagles the final hole of his third round to move up to 12-under.
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