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World No. 11 Brooks Koepka bogeyed three of his final four holes but still shot 2-under-par 33-35=68 on Day 3 of the TOUR Championship, climbing four spots to T4 on 7-under 203, five back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After kicking off in 66-69, the 27-year-old began T8 on 5-under, two shy of a trio of overnight co-leaders. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.845 strokes around-the-green and 1.163 tee-to-green. The FSU product was 5-under thru 14 holes, silencing bogey-5 at No. 4 with six circles at 1, 3, 6, 11, 12 and 14, stalling out with bogeys at 15, 17 and 18, all failed scrambles. He posted 1.500 putts per GIR and 2.763 SG: Putting, taking 26 total putts. Koepka's split included three conversions from between 11 and 26 feet with a long of 25'6" at the par-4 first.
Sep 23 - 7:41 PM

World No. 20 Patrick Reed concocted a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to post 7-under 203, T4 on the leaderboard and five shy of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After opening in 69-65, the 27-year-old began T4 on 6-under, one short of a trio of overnight co-leaders. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he hit 10 (of 14) fairways and mustered eight greens in regulation, losing 1.342 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 2.020 around-the-green. The Augusta University product squared two bogey-5s at holes 1 and 14, slightly outpaced by three circles at 2, 6 and 10, two conventional from inside of seven feet and pitching in for birdie-4 at 6 from 26'2" away. He recorded 1.750 putts per GIR and -0.231 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
Sep 23 - 7:33 PM

World No. 14 Justin Rose stumbled to a 1-over-par 35-36=71 on Day 3 of the TOUR Championship, falling five places to T9 on 5-under 205, seven back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After kicking off in 68-66, the 37-year-old began T4 on 6-under, one shy of a trio of overnight co-leaders. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.485 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 0.811 around-the-green. The Englishman carded five birdies at holes 5, 8, 12, 13 and 18, two from between 15 and 31 feet, overshadowed by six squares at 1 (3-putt from 49'8"), 9-11, 14 and 17. He posted 1.727 putts per GIR and -2.038 SG: Putting, needing 29 total putts. Rose whiffed three putts from inside of five feet.
Sep 23 - 7:19 PM

World No. 43 Gary Woodland sleepwalked to a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the TOUR Championship, falling five spots to T9 on 5-under 205, seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After opening in twin 67s, the 33-year-old began T4 on 4-under, three back of a trio of overnight co-leaders. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he conjured six (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, losing 1.140 strokes off-the-tee and 0.910 around-the-green. The Kansas alum mustered a lone birdie-3 at three (from 18 inches), overshadowed by two bogeys at holes 2 and 16 (failed scrambles). He registered 1.889 putts per GIR and 0.309 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Sep 23 - 7:08 PM

Overnight tri-leader and World No. 4 Justin Thomas bobbed and weaved to an even-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the TOUR Championship for a three-day total of 7-under 203, down three spots to T4, five back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey, who shot 65.

After kicking off in 67-66, the 24-year-old co-led with Webb Simpson and playing competitor Casey. Playing out of the final twosome, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 1.033 strokes off-the-tee and 0.372 around-the-green. He circled five birdies at holes 3, 4, 10, 16 and 18, cancelled by three bogeys at 2, 6 and 9 (3-putt from 54'10") and double bogey-6 at 14 (3-putt from 36'11"). The Kentuckian registered 1.750 putts per GIR and 0.050 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. His split included two from between 11 and 27 feet with a long of 26'1" at the par-4 fourth.
Sep 23 - 7:01 PM

Overnight tri-leader and World No. 16 Paul Casey twirled a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to reach the third-quarter pole on 12-under 198, good for a two-shot lead over Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

After opening in 66-67, the 40-year-old co-led with Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson. Playing out of the final twosome with Thomas (70), he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 1.765 strokes around-the-green but gaining 2.482 approaching-the-green. The Englishman squared two bogeys at holes 8 and 9 (failed sand saves), camouflaged by eagle-3 at 6 from 10'8" and five birdies at 3, 5, 7, 11 and 17, three from between 12 and 41 feet, ending his scoring with a 40'7" bomb for birdie-3 at 17. He posted 1.571 putts per GIR and 3.269 SG: Putting with 26 total putts, No. 1 in SGP with a cumulative 7.325. Casey is chasing his second TOUR title in 220 career events, joining a playoff win at the 2009 SHO (as 54-hole co-leader) 143 starts ago.
Sep 23 - 6:43 PM

Overnight tri-leader and World No. 41 Webb Simpson labored to a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in the third round of the TOUR Championship, dropping eight spots to T9 on 5-under 205, seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After kicking off in 66-67, the 32-year-old co-led with Justin Thomas and Casey. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he hit seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.944 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 0.570 approaching-the-green, currently No. 1 in SG: Approach with a cumulative 5.973. The Wake Forest alum mustered two birdies at holes 2 and 18, outbalanced by four bogeys at 6 and 14-16, all failed scrambles. He recorded a commercial 1.818 putts per GIR and -2.317, needing 31 total putts.
Sep 23 - 6:32 PM

World No. 5 Jon Rahm patched together an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the TOUR Championship, falling two places on the live leaderboard to T6 on 6-under 204, four back of 54-hole clubhouse leaders Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

After opening in twin 67s, the first-time member though not a rookie began T4 on 6-under, one shy of a trio of overnight co-leaders. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.470 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.107 around-the-green. The 22-year-old cancelled four birdies at Nos. 6, 9, 13 and 17 with four bogeys at 4, 10, 14 and 15 (3-putt from 29'1"), and also 3-jacked the par-5 18th for par from 53'1". He posted a pedestrian 1.917 putts per GIR and -1.499 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts.
Sep 23 - 6:23 PM

World No. 6 Jason Day orchestrated a 2-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to reach 6-under 204, up five spots to T6, four back of 54-hole clubhouse leaders Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

After kicking off in 69-67, the 29-year-old began T11 on 4-under, three adrift of a trio of overnight co-leaders. He hit nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.768 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 1.062 around-the-green. The Aussie raced out with four straight circles at Nos. 3-6 and added a final birdie at 9, taking some luster off with bogey-5 at 8 and a one-putt double bogey-6 at 16 after trouble off the tee. He registered 1.615 putts per GIR and 0.637 SG: Putting, taking 27 total putts.
Sep 23 - 6:15 PM

PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 66 Xander Schauffele authored a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the TOUR Championship for a 54-hole tally of 10-under 200, up six places to T2 and matching the clubhouse lead of Kevin Kisner. UPDATE: With play completed, Schauffele is T2, two shy of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After opening in 69-66, the 23-year-old began T8 on 5-under, two shy of a trio of overnight co-leaders. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.740 strokes off-the-tee and 2.490 tee-to-green, currently No. 1 in both of those stats with cumulative totals of 3.898 and 7.588, respectfully. The SDSU alum squared two bogeys at holes 2 and 8 (failed sand saves), camouflaged by eagle-3 at 6 from 21'10" and five birdies at 3, 4, 12, 15 and 18, banging in a long of 24'8" at the par-3 15th. He recorded 1.615 putts per GIR and 2.221 SG: Putting with 28 total putts. Schauffele is trying to become the first TOUR rookie to win the playoff finale.
Sep 23 - 6:05 PM

World No. 26 Kevin Kisner painted a 6-under-par 31-33=64 on Moving Day at the TOUR Championship to reach 10-under 200, up nine spots to solo 2nd, good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead and tying the week's low round with first-round leader Kyle Stanley. UPDATE: With play completed, Kisner is T2, two back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

This is the Georgia alum's third straight appearance with a best of 26th last year, which also included his previous-best lap of 67/R1. He entered the week 18th in the FedExCup standings and began the Playoffs with three finishes outside the top 50, lowlighted by a T67 last week. After kicking off in twin 68s, the 33-year-old began T11 on 4-under, three back of a trio of overnight co-leaders. He landed seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.936 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.227 around-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 4.065. The South Carolinian squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 4 (3-putt from 44'5"), smothered by seven circles at 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 13 and 14, five from inside of 10 feet, a long of 21 feet at 13, and a chip-in 3 at 14 from 38 yards away. He posted 1.615 putts per GIR and -0.262 SG: Putting, taking 25 total putts.
Sep 23 - 5:49 PM

World No. 51 Russell Henley birdied his final three holes en route to a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to post 5-under 205, up six places to solo 12th with play still in progress.

After opening with 67-71, the Georgia alum began T18 on 2-under. He hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.241 strokes approaching-the-green, 0.747 around-the-green, and 1.020 tee-to-green. The 28-year-old squared five bogeys at holes 1, 4, 7, 11 and 15, all failed scrambles, outpaced by eagle-3 at 6 (from 4'1") and six birdies at 3, 12, 13 and 16-18, two from between 14 and 21 feet. He posted 1.300 putts per GIR and 3.161 SG: Putting with just 24 total putts. The South Carolina resident is currently No. 1 in putts per GIR with a cumulative 1.543.
Sep 23 - 5:09 PM

Marc Warren's flat year can be transformed after he stayed in contention at the Portugal Masters with a third lap of 1-under-par 34-36=70 to lie T3 on 12-under 201 at the 54-hole stage, two behind leader Lucas Bjerregaard.

The Scotsman had a bizarre third circuit of the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura which saw him leap from the blocks in sensational style with three birdies in his first four holes, at 1, 2, and 4. He then blew up on the 510-yard par-4 7th hole with a double bogey-6, but thereafter was becalmed in completing 11 pars. Currently ranked 173rd on the Race to Dubai he desperately needs a good week; he's made just two top 20s all season (T20 in the Maybank Championship and T14 in the Made in Denmark). Perhaps tellingly his last top 15 finish was in this tournament last October. That said, his result then was his best in ten visits. However further improvement would be very welcome and four of his last eight laps of this course have needed no more than 66 swings.
Sep 23 - 4:02 PM

Nino Bertasio hung tough to card a third round of level-par 37-34=71 in the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura; he enters the final round T3 on 12-under 201.

The Italian can now eye the prospect of just his fourth European Tour top ten finish on Sunday and his second of the season. If he can retain his position on the leaderboard he has ever chance of moving into the top 100 in the Race to Dubai (he is currently 117th). All in all, therefore, he has plenty on the line and he played like it in blustery conditions Saturday. The front nine witnessed six straight pars and then dropped shots at 7 and 9. He got one of them back at 13, but lost it at 16, at which point his day was looking very average. However an eagle-3 at the 589-yard par-5 17th utterly transformed his round and, with it, his tournament prospects. He is now only two back of the leader Lucas Bjerregaard.
Sep 23 - 3:55 PM

Eddie Pepperell has every chance to reverse fate at the Portugal Masters after carding a round of 3-under-par 33-35=68 to be T3 after 54 holes on 12-under 201, two swings back of leader Lucas Bjerregaard.

The Englishman endured the agony of losing his tour card at this tournament 12 months ago and he is exacting a wonderful revenge this year. Were he to claim a maiden European Tour win it would be an even more perfect response. To do so he will, however, have to overcome some bad memories of being in contention. He shared the lead heading into the final lap of the 2014 Nordea Masters and crashed out of it, had a late advantage in the 2016 King's Cup and went backwards, plus missed out in the 2015 Irish Open play-off. He also had a late error in his third round (bogey at 18, to add to the one he made at 11), but otherwise he painted the card red, with birdies at 3, 5, 10, 13 and 14. "The conditions were tougher," he said afterwards. "But I'm happy with where I am. I'm right there."
Sep 23 - 3:48 PM


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