Sean O'Hair authored a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of The Barclays to finish off his eighth visit on 8-under 276, up 13 places to T3 and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, O'Hair finished in a two-way T2, one shy of champion Patrick Reed and jumped to 15th in the FedExCup standings.
The 34-year-old's previous best at The Barclays was T25 on debut in 2007 (Westchester CC). He arrived this week 108th in the FedExCup standings -- with ONE top 10 in 23 starts (T10, SHO) -- and is projected to vault 72 spots to 36th. After laps of 69-69-72, the Texan began the finale on 3-under (T16), six back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. He squared bogey-5s at nine and 15, but outpaced them with seven birdies. O'Hair circled Nos. 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 13 and 17, four from inside of 10 feet and setting the tone with a 26-footer at the par-4 first. He saved par at the last from 6'7" and made a 13-foot come-backer for a '4' on the par-4 10th. All told, it equated to 4.104 SG: Putting on Sun., buoying him to his fifth runner-up in 305 career events, first since P2 at the 2015 Valspar.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:30:00 PM