Greensboro: An error-filled five-over 75 saw Arjun Atwal slip down to tied 69th at the end of three rounds in the Wyndham Championships, where he won his first and only PGA Tour title two years ago.
Atwal started well with two pars and a birdie on the third, but thereafter it was trouble. He bogeyed the fourth, double bogeyed the fifth and added one more bogey on ninth to turn in three-over. Two more bogeys on 10th and 17th completed his tale of woes as he finished at 75.
On a course where even a four or five shot lead is catchable, Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead at 14-under 196 after three rounds. Tim Clark and Bud Cauley were a stroke back, and Jason Dufner who would become the FedExCup No. 1 with a victory, Harris English and Carl Pettersson were at 12 under in the last event before the FedExCup Playoffs.
Dufner shot a 63 — the day’s best round. Cauley had a 66, Clark shot a 67, and English and Pettersson had 68s.
American Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III (66) is among three players in a tie for seventh at 199, while defending champion Webb Simpson is still in the mix at 10-under despite poor putting leading to one-over 71.