Leads three players, including Tiger Woods, entering final round
Jason Gore (-15, 66-67-62) fired a third round -8, 62, to hold a two-stroke lead entering the final round of the Wyndham Championship. Trailing him at -13 are Tiger Woods, Scott Brown and Jonas Blixt, who matched Gore’s low round of the day. Five players are three strokes back at -12, including former champions Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson. Six players are four strokes back at -11, including Bill Haas, Davis Love III and Carl Pettersson.
Starting the day at -7, Gore went birdie, bogey, birdie to start his round. He then birdied #5, #6 and #9. On the back, he added birdies on #12, #14, #15 and #18 to end the day. Gore has one win on the PGA TOUR, the 2005 84 LUMBER Classic. He has played in the Wyndham Championship six times, but not since 2010.
Tiger Woods (-13, 64-65-68) birdied #1, #5 and #16, but missed a short par putt on Hole 18, taking a bogey and falling out of sole second place. Woods is looking for his 80th victory on tour and chasing Sam Snead’s career record of 82. Snead claimed his 80th tour win at the 1960 Wyndham Championship (then called the Greater Greensboro Open). If Woods wins, he will be the second player to complete the North Carolina Career Slam. He won the 2013 Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Joey Sindelar won the Wyndham Championship in 1985 and the Wells Fargo Championship in 2004.
Scott Brown (-13, 66-65-66), who attended the University of South Carolina-Aiken, notched two birdies and two bogeys on the front. He finished with a vengeance though with birdies on #12, #13, #15 and #18 to close his round.
Jonas Blixt (-13, 65-70-62), who is from Sweden and attended Florida State, posted nine birdies and one bogey, on Hole #11, for the round. He had the biggest jump of the day, moved up 30 places. He has played at Sedgefield C.C. once (2012) finishing T55 (72 67 67 71)
Second round co-leader Tom Hoge (-9, -62-67-72) shot a +2, 72 today playing in the final group with Woods. He posted three birdies and five bogeys, including three straight on #12-#14.
Carl Pettersson, the 2008 Wyndham Championship winner and NC State graduate, has notched four Top-5 finishes in the last seven years in Greensboro. He is currently T10. He played his first 44 holes of the tournament without a blemish before a bogey on #9 halted his streak. He rebounded with five birdies in six holes on the back, but took a double bogey on #14.
13 of the last 16 Wyndham Championship winners have led after the third round. However, Camilo Villegas was two strokes back after third round last year. And in 2009, Ryan Moore was T9 after third round, four strokes back.
The biggest come from behind win was 7 strokes back. It was accomplished three times; Steve Elkington 1990, Mark Brooks 1991, and Jim Gallagher Jr 1995
Former Wyndham Championship winners on the leaderboard
2007 Brandt Snedeker T5 -12
2011 Webb Simpson T5 -12
2006 Davis Love III T10 -11
2008 Carl Pettersson T10 -11
2009 Ryan Moore T16 -10
2014 Camilo Villegas T27 -8
2005 K.J. Choi T65 -1
2010 Arjun Atwal Cut E