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Martin Laird tacked on a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 6-under 207, up one spot to T4, three back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 33-year-old began the third frame in a five-way T5 on 4-under, four back of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, recording 2.525 SG: Approach-the-Green and 3.797 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident circled four birdies for 1.813 putts per GIR and a disappointing -1.025 in SG: Putting. Three of his four conversions fell from inside of 10 feet with a long of 16'3" at the par-3 17th. Laird, who entered the week 89th in the FedExCup standings, missed four birdie attempts from inside of 12 feet, including a six-footer at the par-4 finishing hole.
Aug 27 - 7:05 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Emiliano Grillo rallied for an even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of The Barclays to post 6-under 207, down two places into a two-way T4, three swings back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The Argentine began R3 in a two-way T2 on 6-under, two back of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. Playing out of the final twosome, he opened with nine straight pars before squaring back-to-back bogey-5s at 10 and 11 (failed scrambles). The 23-year-old righted the ship from there, playing his final seven holes in blemish-free 2-under, carding birdies on 13, stiffing his approach from 155 yards to 22 inches, and 17, using the toe of the flat stick to drop a 16-footer from the fringe. Grillo found eight (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 1.929 putts per GIR and a dismal -1.148 SG: Putting. He missed six putts from inside of 14 feet, but did knock in a 7'5" par save at the par-4 16th.
Aug 27 - 6:44 PM

Defending champ and FedExCup leader Jason Day handed in a 1-under-par 35-35=70 after today's third round of The Barclays to post 5-under 208, down one spot into a four-way T6, four shy of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The world No. 1 began the third frame in a five-way T5 on 4-under, four back of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. Similar to the second round, he carded enough birdies, five, reaching the three-quarter pole T1 in total birdies with 15, but also similar to yesterday, he's dropping more shots than he would like. The Aussie squared four in R3, all on failed scrambles, but he only managed nine greens in regulation on 3 (of 14) fairways. He did toss up a wicked 3.353 in SG: Putting and leads in that stat with a cumulative 6.649. Day is tied DFL in driving accuracy however, at 33.33 percent (14/42).
Aug 27 - 6:31 PM

Overnight leader Patrick Reed conjured up an even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of The Barclays to reach the three-quarter pole on 8-under 205, down one spot to solo second, one adrift of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 18-hole co-leader and 36-hole leader began R3 with a two-shot cushion over two players, including Fowler, who shot 68. Playing out of the final pairing with Emiliano Grillo, he bobbed and weaved to even-par first half, exchanging bogeys at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 (failed scrambles), with birdies at 4, 7 and 9 (20'10"). After the break, the 26-year-old sleepwalked to nine straight pars. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, posting 0.772 SG: Total. Reed was in positive territory in all strokes gained stats with the exception of a -0.788 in SG: Putting. He missed birdie tries of 6'11" at the par-5 13th, 5'7" at the par-3 17th, and from 14'0" at the last which would've tied Fowler.
Aug 27 - 6:21 PM

Rickie Fowler spun a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 9-under 204, good for a one-shot lead at the 54-hole mark over 36-hole leader Patrick Reed.

The 27-year-old began R3 in a two-way T2 on 6-under after opening his seventh Barclays in 67-69, two shy of Reed. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he went blemish-free for a second straight lap, and is bogey-free over his last 45 holes, squaring a lone bogey-5 on the ninth hole in R1. The Oklahoma State product mustered just six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.818 putts per GIR and 2.254 SG: Putting. He circled birdie-4s at the fifth and the seventh, adding a walk-off 3 at the par-4 18th, all three dropping from inside of eight feet. Fowler saved par twice from between 10 and 11 feet and from 23'3" at the par-4 fifth. He's making his 21st start of the season and is chasing his fourth career TOUR title (173 career events), first since the 2015 Deutsche Bank.
Aug 27 - 6:09 PM

Justin Thomas authored a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach 5-under 208, up 33 places on the live leaderboard to T6, four back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The second-year man is playing his second Barclays after T16 last year (Plainfield CC). He began Moving Day on even-par (T39) after opening in twin 71s. The 23-year-old swallowed a double bogey-6 at the fifth, but elsewhere was blemish-free, carding birdies on Nos. 1, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 18, three from between 10 and 13 feet, with a long of 17'7" at the par-4 opener. His birdie-2 at the eighth was a pitch in from the right rough 28'3" from the target. Thomas entered the week 10th in the FedExCup standings with five top 10s in 24 starts, including four third-place finishes and his maiden TOUR title at the CIMB Classic in his 43rd career start.
Aug 27 - 5:45 PM

Kevin Streelman carded a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in today's third round of The Barclays to throw 5-under 208 on the board, up 21 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 37-year-old began the third frame on 1-under (T26), seven back of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed after kicking off with 71-70. He mustered six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining a pedestrian 0.816 SG: Tee-to-Green but a stellar 4.001 in SG: Putting. The Duke alum overshadowed a lone bogey-5 at the 11th (failed scramble) with birdies on Nos. 2, 4, 7, 9 and 13, highlighted by a 31-footer at the par-4 ninth. He saved par four times from between eight and 16 feet, including a 15'11"save at the par-4 14th and 14'1" at the par-4 16th. Streelman entered the week off three straight missed cuts and 73rd in the FedExCup standings with two top 10s in 23 starts.
Aug 27 - 5:35 PM

Tony Finau smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-32=67 on Moving Day at The Barclays to reach the three-quarter mark on 4-under 209, up 28 places on the live leaderboard to T11, and the only blemish-free lap of the day thus far.

The 26-year-old won a playoff for his maiden TOUR title at the Puerto Rico Open (48th career event), one of just two top 10s on the season in 25 starts (9th, CIMB Classic). He opened his second Barclays in 72-70 to begin the third round on even-par (T39). The Utah native and resident striped nine (of 14) fairways and hit a week-best 13 greens in regulation, gaining 5.099 strokes tee-to-green. He circled four birdies, three conventional, adding a 22-footer from just off the green at the par-3 14th. Finau entered the week 46th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 5:16 PM

Gary Woodland fashioned a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach 5-under 208, up 13 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old is making his fifth appearance and was runner-up in 2012 at Liberty National GC. He kicked off with 71-69 to begin the third frame on 2-under (T18), six shy of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed but just one off the overnight top 10. The Kansas alum ate a double bogey-6 at the 11th, but otherwise was flawless, carding birdies on Nos. 2, 3 and 15 (12'6"), and an eagle at the par-5 seventh from 4'10". He saved par from 11'0" at the par-3 17th and then whiffed birdie from 4'5" at the par-4 18th. Woodland, who entered the week 42nd in the FedExCup standings, conjured just six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.720 SG: Approach-the-Green but -0.862 SG: Around-the-Green.
Aug 27 - 5:04 PM

Past champ Dustin Johnson twirled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of The Barclays to post 4-under 209, up 28 spots on the live leaderboard to T11.

The 32-year-old won the 2011 edition at Plainfield CC, reduced to 54 holes. He began his eighth appearance in 70-72 (T39), eight in arrears to 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. Thru 17 holes, the South Carolinian was 5-under, camouflaging bogey-4 at the eighth with birdies on Nos. 4, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17, but for a third straight round, bogeyed the par-4 18th. He found eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, circling five conventional birdies (long of 20'0" at the par-4 ninth), and pitching in from the rough 26'2" away for birdie-4 at 13. Johnson, who entered the week No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, was postive in all strokes gained categories, highlighted by 3.576 SG: Tee-to-Green.
Aug 27 - 4:51 PM

Jason Dufner tossed up a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 3-under 210, up nine places on the live leaderboard to T17.

The 39-year-old began the third round on 1-under (T26) after opening his seventh appearance in 73-68. He squared a lone bogey at the lengthy par-3 third, 3-putting from 98'1", but played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 3-under, circling Nos. 4, 13 and 14. The Auburn alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.627 SG: Tee-to-Green but -0.829 in SG: Putting. His 1.846 putts per GIR could've been better, but missed closing birdie tries on 17, from 3'10" and 18, from 5'11". Dufner, who entered the week 21st in the FedExCup standings, did drop a 46-footer for birdie-2 at 14 and holed a 40-footer from the fringe for a par on the par-5 seventh.
Aug 27 - 4:24 PM

Kevin Kisner orchestrated a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach the three-quarter mark 3-under 210, up 25 spots to T14 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old began the third frame even-par (T39) after opening his third appearance in 70-72. He erased a lone bogey on the par-4 fifth (failed scramble) with four birdie-3s on Nos. 1, 2, 9 and 18. The University of Georgia alum found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.692 putts per GIR and 3.571 SG: Putting, the current leader in the latter with a cumulative 6.411. All four of his conversions found the bottom from inside of 15 feet and he also made three par-savers from between seven and 10 feet. Kisner entered the week 10th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 4:10 PM

Past champ Adam Scott painted a week-low 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of The Barclays, up 24 places to T2 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead on 7-under 206. UPDATE: With play completed, Scott is in solo third, two back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 36-year-old, 2013 winner at Liberty National GC, began the third frame on 1-under (T26) after opening his 10th appearance in 69-72, seven adrift of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. He landed just 3 (of 14) fairways but pelted 14 greens in regulation, posting 5.067 in SG: Approach-the-Green, currently leading in the latter with a cumulative 6.990. The Aussie, a two-time winner this season in 16 starts, kicked off with a hole-out eagle-2 at the first (from the right rough 95 yards away) and added birdies on Nos. 2, 4, 7, 10, 12 and 15. Four of his conversions dropped from inside of 11 feet and also canned a 45-footer for birdie-3 at 12 and a 44-footer for birdie at the par-4 15th. Scott bogeyed the third (3-putt from 36'2") and the 16th (failed scramble) that completed his scoring. He entered the week No. 3 in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 3:32 PM

Charl Schwartzel styled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach 2-under 211, up 36 spots to T25 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in four days (August 31st), opened his fifth straight appearance in 73-71 to begin the third round T61. He set the stage early with a hole-out eagle-2 at the first (from the right rough 110 yards away), adding a six-footer for birdie at the par-4 second. The South African gave two back with bogeys at 3 and 5, the former a 3-putt from 33'2", but then played his final 13 holes blemish-free, adding birdie-4s at 7 (17'3") and 13 (10'8"), and his second hole-out of the round, pitching in 50'8" from the target for birdie at the par-3 11th. Thru 54 holes, he's currently T1 in GIR at 77.78 percent (42/54), including 16 in R3. Schwartzel, winner of the 2016 Valspar, entered the week 30th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 3:01 PM

Brian Stuard pieced together a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of The Barclays to reach 1-under 212, up 29 places to T32 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old has one top 10 this season in 17 events and that was his maiden TOUR win (120th career start) at the weather-shortened Zurich Classic (54 holes). He kicked off his third Barclays with 71-73 to sit one inside the cut line (T61), and played his first nine on Saturday in bogey-free 3-under, circling birdie-2s on Nos. 3 and 8, both from inside of six feet, and adding a birdie on the par-4 ninth from 18'5". After the break, the Michigan native squared three bogeys, all on failed scrambles, but leveled the card with birdie-3s at 12 (10'11") and 16 (19'3"), and birdie at the par-3 14th from the fringe (13'9"). He striped 12 (of 14) fairways but mustered just 10 greens in regulation, posting 1.500 putts per GIR and 3.621 SG: Total. Stuard entered the week 70th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 2:42 PM


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