Norton, MA (Sports Network) - Louis Oosthuizen fired an 8-under 63 on Sunday
to vault into first place after three rounds of the Deutsche Bank
Championship, the second event of the PGA Tour Playoffs.
Oosthuizen, 2010 British Open champion, appeared to be making a run at a round
of 59 after rattling off seven consecutive birdies. That run ended at the
10th, though he actually played the remainder of his round in even par.
However, his score was still more than enough to put him into the lead heading
into the final round, which takes place Monday because of the Labor Day
Oosthuizen set the 54-hole record with a score of 19-under par 194, and holds
a 3-shot lead over world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who was
the leader after the second round, carded a 4-under 67 and is second at
Tiger Woods, the 2006 winner of this event, shot a 68 and is tied for third
with Dustin Johnson (65) at 13-under 200.
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