3rd Round Live Report

Report #15 – 6:45pm
One look at the Wyndham Championship leaderboard and it doesn’t take long to figure out the golf ball doesn’t know how old you are.

Add up the combined ages of any two of the three of Patrick Reed (23), John Huh (23) and Jordan Spieth (20) and they are younger than Bob Estes (47), who trails co-leaders Reed and Huh by one stroke and is tied for third with Spieth.

Report #14 – 6:25pm

The par-4, 442-yard second hole played as the toughest hole Saturday, with the back left pin placement proving to be extremely tricky.

The right dogleg, 442-yard hole surrendered just five birdies and 39 pars so far, while hitting players for 22 bogeys, and 7 double bogeys or worse.

With the soggy conditions at Sedgefield Country Club wreaking havoc on the field, the bombers clearly had an advantage. Of the top 11 players in driving distance this week, nine of those are among the top 23 on the leaderboard.

Patrick Reed continued to lead the field in greens in regulation (85.19 percent) and he ranks fifth among the field in strokes gained putting (1.875)

Report #13 – 6:00pm

With the co-leaders at -10 through the third round, 14 players are within five strokes of the lead, while eight players sit at -4 and six shots off the pace heading into Sunday’s final round.

Twelve of the last 14 winners have led after the third round, including the last three. Four of the last six winners have been PGA Tour first-time winners.

Report #12 – 5:45pm

PGA TOUR veteran Bob Estes, known for years as one of the best putters on the circuit, moved into contention late in his round Saturday. He canned three straight birdies on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes to move to -9 for the tournament and climb into a tie for third.

Report #11 – 5:30pm

Make that three consecutive birdies in a row for Patrick Reed, who matched John Huh’s birdie on the 16th hole and at -11, has a one-shot lead over Huh as both play the 18th.

Reed has battled back from +3 through 12 holes, while Huh has made up for the triple bogey at the second hole with three birdies on the back nine.

Report #10 – 5:00pm

With consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes, Patrick Reed regained the lead at -10.

Reed reached the par-5, 545-yard 15th in two and after leaving his eagle putt well short, he knocked in a seven-footer for birdie. The putt gave him a one-shot lead over Zach Johnson, Brian Harman, John Huh and Jordan Spieth.

Report #9 – 4:55pm

Turns out Brendan Steele matched Zach Johnson for low round of the day when Johnson wasn’t able to convert his 11-foot par putt on the 18th.

Johnson collected five birdies in his round, with his lone miscue coming at the last.

Report #8 – 4:15pm

Round of the day honors to anyone not named Zach Johnson so far belong to Brendan Steele. The 2011 Valero Texas Open champion, Steele posted a 4-under 66 that included a long bogey on the 17th hole.

Steele carded five birdies and closed his round with five straight pars.

Report #7 – 3:30pm
IMG_3229Zack Johnson is working on the round of the day. After making the turn in 3-under 32, Johnson birdied the par-4, 486-yard 11th to move to -4 on the day.

Johnson is working on a special round in the challenging conditions. With a birdie on the par-4, 501-yard 14th hole, Johnson moves to -5 on the day and takes sole possession of the lead at -10 for the tournament.

Report #6 – 2:45pm
IMG_3317With his fourth birdie in his first eight holes, Brian Harman climbed into a three-way share of the lead with Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth.

A former All-American at Georgia, Harman drained a 16-foot birdie putt on the par-4, 374-yard eighth hole.

Harman is -2 on the day through 10 holes and one of only a handful of players under par in the damp, cool conditions.

Report #5 – 2:15pm
Jordan Spieth
With a birdie on the par-5, 529-yard fifth hole, Jordan Spieth moved into a share of the lead at -10 with 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. Spieth is -1 on the day one of only four players currently among the top 12 who are under par.

With the Sedgefield Country Club layout playing considerably tougher, Johnson is one of only two players to reach -3 on the day (Nick O’Hern). Only two of the 73-player field have reached -2 on the day.

Report #4 – 12:45pm
Brian Harman is one of the early movers midway through his front nine Saturday.

Harman has three birdies over the first four holes. He began the round with birdies on No. 1 and No. 2, easily the hardest hole of the round so far today with a 4.65 stroke average. Harman has the only birdie on the par-4, 442-yard hole.

After a bogey at the par-3 third hole, he bounced back with a birdie on the par-4, 428-yard fourth hole when he drained a bomb from 43 feet.

Harman, who played collegiately at Georgia, got his first start on TOUR here at the Wyndham Championship back in 2009, where he missed the cut. Harman won two FJ Invitationals here in Greensboro, both at Forest Oaks Country Club.

Report #3 – 12:20pm
Patrick Reed
All groups are now on the course.

Report #2 – 11:00am
The third round of the Wyndham Championship is scheduled to resume at 11:10 a.m.

The round began on time at 7:15 a.m. but a weather delay began at 8:11 a.m. due to heavy water on the course. If the round restarts on time, the delay would be 2 hours 59 minutes.

Report #1 – 8:15am
The third round of the Wyndham Championship has been suspended due to weather at 8:11am.

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