Jim Furyk leads Bridgestone Invitational by a stroke | Golf
Jim Furyk has a one-shot lead over Louis Oosthuizen going into Sunday's final round of the Bridgestone Invitational, a World Golf Championships event at Firestone in Akron, Ohio.
AP Golf Writer
AKRON, Ohio — A steady diet of pars kept Jim Furyk in the lead Saturday in the Bridgestone Invitational, but not by much.
Furyk made his only birdie on the par-5 second hole and had to rely on a couple of strong par saves on the back nine at Firestone for an even-par 70, giving him a one-shot lead over Louis Oosthuizen going into Sunday's final round of the World Golf Championships event.
Furyk began the tournament with a 63, and he is not sure he didn't hit the ball better in the third round. Under a few days of sun-baked conditions, the greens lost their moisture and wind also became a factor.
Furyk was at 11-under 199.
Oosthuizen shot a 68.
Kyle Stanley (68) of Gig Harbor was tied for 24th place at 210.
Tee times have been pushed forward in an effort to avoid thunderstorms forecast throughout Sunday.
Tiger Woods broke par for the first time in three rounds, though his 68 left him 11 shots behind on a Firestone course where he has won seven times.
Woods took an optimistic view out of an otherwise drab week — at least he felt as though he was hitting the ball well.
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