Leishman leads BMW Championship
Marc Leishman with his three under par and the total of 19 under par still leads after 54 holes by five strokes over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler.
Two men who have been consistently on the chase at the BMW Championship are Marc Leishman and Jason Day. One has been leading and another chasing him since Day1 and now Marc has taken a huge five strokes lead.
Marc posted five birdies and two bogeys to finish his third round for three under par. He did struggle in his first nine holes, making two bogeys and three birdies but took control of his game, on the back nine.
Jason Day, the man who has been on the hunt since Round 1, now joined by Rickie Fowler for a T-2nd spot for the second straight day. They both posted one under par for the day for a five strokes gap at 14 under par from the leader.
Day in his round posted two birdies and a bogey, while Fowler had a remarkable start going with an eagle on the very first hole, then going for par next 10 holes making two bogeys and a birdie to finish the round for one under par.
Players who made huge jumps on the board included Justin Rose, who climbed 8 spots to reach the fourth spot, with his bogey-free five under par for the day consisting five birdies. Jon Rahm who has had a terrific year, making an improvement of 500 ranks on the OWGR and yesterday he improved his spot by 24 positions with his round of seven birdies and a bogey, taking his total over three days to 11 under par.
Joining Rahm on the T-5th spot are Scott Brown, Ryan Moore, Charlie Hoffman, Chez Reavie, Matt Kuchar, who all moved seven spots up from previous day with matching scores and Patrick Cantlay, who dropped a spot to get tied with them.
Garcia, who was at the T-22nd spot on Day 2, improved his position by seven spots, on Day 3 with his three under par score for the day with four birdies and a bogey. Garcia is currently at T-15th with Webb Simpson, Pat Perez, Phil Mickelson and Mackenzie Hughes. Mickelson and Hughes both came down three spots together from Day 2 to Day 3, with their two under par for the day and total of nine under par over three days.
Jordan Spieth Struggles
Jordan Spieth had a remarkable Round 1, but from last two rounds he has been struggling to improve his score, he posted 65 in the first round, 70 in the second and 71 in the third, dropping him 15 spots for a T-27th spot with Indian Anirban Lahiri, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Bud Cauley, Kevin Chappell, Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland. Spieth posted a level par score on Day 3 with three birdies and three bogeys to finish the day.
Lahiri Improves his position
Lahiri, who had a round of 67 on Day 1, 71 on Day 2, posted a better score of 68 on Day 3, moving him eight spots up for a T-27th with Jordan Spieth. His round consisted of five birdies and two bogeys, making his total seven under par.
Current World No.1, Dustin Johnson, after winning at the Northern Trust has had a troubled run at the BMW Championship so far with his rounds of 71, 72 and 69 keeping him at a T-55th spot with his one under par score.
FedEx Cup’s last winner and current World No.6, Rory McIlroy has no hopes remaining to make it to the next week’s Tour Champions, which requires him to finish for a T-4th spot at the BMW Championship and for now he is standing at the T-52nd spot with his score of 2under par, 17 strokes deficient from the leader.
For the full report on Day 1 at the BMW Championship, read here.
For the full report on Day 2 at the BMW Championship, visit here.