We are three rounds into the Wyndham Championship and two players are tied for the lead at ten under par. Patrick Reed and John Huh will each take a share of the leading heading into the final round. As long as neither golfer suffers a meltdown on Sunday they are looking at quite a jump in the FedEx Cup standings.
They will have a handful of competitors to contend with in the final round, as there are 13 players within five shots of the lead at a track that has the potential to surrender some low scores. Players found a way to convert scoring opportunities on moving day despite tough pin placements and a rainy forecast. Just imagine what might happen tomorrow with improved weather conditions and different pin placements.
Huh started the day one shot off of the lead but was able to make that up by the time his third round concluded. He played a solid round with the exception of the second hole which he triple bogeyed. He fought back over the next 16 holes and was able to grind out three birdies on the back nine to finish at even par for the day.
Reed, a rookie, carded a one over par 71 on the day but did just enough to remain in a tie for the lead after 54 holes. He recorded five bogeys and four birdies throughout his interesting third round. Had he not bogeyed the final hole of the day, Reed would be in the lead by himself to being the final round. He caught fire for a brief stretch on the back nine, playing holes 14 through 16 in three under par. Without that stretch, he would be forced to fight to get back in sight of the leaders tomorrow.
The final round of this event is going to be chock full of drama and tension as many players will be fighting to crack the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings in order to qualify for the playoffs. Those that have already locked up their playoff spots will be attempting to improve their position. It’s going to fun to watch, that’s for sure.