Sergio Garcia leads by 2 shots at The Barclays | Golf
Sergio Garcia has a two-stroke lead over Nick Watney after three rounds at The Barclays, a PGA Tour event.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The greens were so fast Sergio Garcia didn't know when the ball was going to stop. He was happy to see the day end with a 2-under-par 69, giving him a two-shot lead over Nick Watney going into the final round of The Barclays, the first of four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments.
Garcia fell out of the lead with a three-putt bogey on the third hole, but he didn't have another bogey the rest of the round on a firm Bethpage Black course that lived up to its tough reputation Saturday. Garcia called the greens the fastest putting surfaces he could recall.
Watney, who made five putts longer than 15 feet, three-putted the final hole when his putt went racing 10 feet by the cup. He had to settle for a 71.
Garcia was at 10-under 203 for 54 holes.
Ryan Moore (70) of Puyallup was tied for sixth at 5 under. Ex-Washington Husky Troy Kelly (74) was tied for 43rd at 1 over.
Tiger Woods (72) three-putted for a bogey three times on the front nine and was tied for 10th at 4 under.
Ian Poulter (76) said via Twitter it was "the worst course setup I have ever played in 13 years on tour."
15-year-old Ko leads
COQUITLAM, B.C. — Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Women's Open in her bid to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history, shooting an even-par 72.
The 15-year-old New Zealander had an 8-under 208 total at The Vancouver Golf Club.
Stacy Lewis (66), Jiyai Shin (69), Inbee Park (70) and Chella Choi (73) are tied for second.
Ex-UW player Paige Mackenzie (71) of Yakima was tied for 32nd place at 1 over.