September 28, 2020

Watson leads Deutsche Bank

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NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The possibilities are almost too many to count for the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

It starts with Bubba Watson.

Watson rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole — one of the few things that went right for him toward the end of the third round Sunday — for a 1-under 70 that gave him the outright lead on the TPC Boston.

Five players were one shot behind, a list that includes Adam Scott and Jason Day. Another five players were two shots behind, that group featuring Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, world No. 1 Luke Donald and defending FedEx Cup champion Jim Furyk.

Seven more players, including Rickie Fowler and Nick Watney, were another shot back.

“It’s setting up for a great tournament, great finish, which is good,” Day said after birdieing his last two holes for a 67. “The names are up there, and I think that’s good for the game of golf right now, and it’s good for the FedEx Cup playoffs. No one knows what’s going to
happen tomorrow.”

Phil Mickelson somehow got into the mix, too. He shot a 63 and was finished before lunch, and while he didn’t expect to stay anywhere near the lead, he didn’t anticipate the course firming up. Of the last three groups to tee off, no one broke 70.

 

 

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