Lake Forest: Jim Furyk, co-leader overnight with Brandt Snedeker, withstood strong runs from Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker to move one stroke in front after Saturday’s third round of the BMW Championship.
Fresh from his stunning 12-under-par 59 on Friday, American Furyk recorded three birdies after the turn before bogeying the last for a two-under 69. In pursuit of his first victory since the 2010 Tour Championship, Furyk played mainly rock-steady golf.
Stricker, who holed out with a sand wedge from the fairway to eagle the par-four 15th, was alone in second after shooting a 64, ahead of fellow Americans Snedeker (71), at 11 under, and Zach Johnson (69), at 10-under.
Woods was a further shot back in fifth, having briefly got to within two of the lead with a storming run of six birdies in seven holes around the turn on the way to a 66. His momentum stalled, when he bogeyed the 15th after dumping his tee shot into water, but he birdied the last to end four strokes off the lead. (Reuters)