After opening up The Barclays with a relatively uninspired round of even par 71, David Lynn rebounded quite well, shooting 65 and 69 in the two rounds that followed. His 54-hole score of eight under par has him tied with Tiger Woods for fourth place and just three shots off of the lead held by Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland.
Lynn entered these playoffs in solid position, ranked 54th. If he plays well in the final round he should crack the top 20 heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship next week. As it stands right now, he would move to 20th on the nose if the event ended today. He’s well aware the FedEx Cup Playoffs can’t be won this week, but they could very well be lost – and he has a strategy in mind. “For me, it’s a case of trying to secure my way into the third event, which I’m not safe for,” Lynn said. “And then well, you know, I could do that this week and secure myself into The TOUR Championship.”
He’s definitely playing well enough right now to play his way into the final playoff event. Lynn currently ranks 10th in fairways hit, 24th in greens in regulation and 11th in putting through three rounds at Liberty National Golf Club. “It’s exciting,” he said. “There’s four big events here which all come together to create the FedEx, and you can certainly tell there’s a little bit of atmosphere about the fact that we have gone into the Playoffs. But like I said, I’m trying to sort of take small steps into insuring that I play in all four.”
Lynn was definitely an underdog heading into the week, but he’s played himself into contention thanks to consistent play. He hasn’t been overly exciting, but he has managed to grind out two quality rounds in a row. Now he just needs one more to do something really exciting.
Oh, and just a heads up, Lynn is a great follow on Twitter.