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Catch Me ifyoucan
06 Aug 19 15:03
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These Playoffs are now a three-event-race to the finishing line.....

First up is...…. (((((((THE NORTHERN TRUST)))))))

Built on a landfill.....and yes, it's a dump!, Liberty National GC hosts a limited field event of 125 of the Top ranked players (122 this week, with 3 no-shows - Sam Burns, Paul Casey & Henrik Stenson).
The cut line will fall at Top 70 and ties... (and there will be no MDF on Saturday - as last week was the last MDF on the PGA TOUR since they are removing this rule for the upcoming season).
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Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 6, 2019 3:17 PM BST
Previously it was four events in the Playoffs - TPC Boston will jump back into the mix next year.

LIBERTY NATIONAL is a par 71 at almost 7,400 yds.
Host to the 2009 Barclays - it was the 8th hardest course on TOUR that season - it returned in 2013 and played as the 22nd hardest course (after some course modifications and was aided by soft conditions until the weekend. Some good golfing weather is on tap this week.
.....with 10 water hazards, 90 bunkers, and heavily undulating (and fast 12.5+ on the stimp) bent grass greens (kentucky bluegrass rough).
Also some golfers saw this course in action during the 2017 Presidents Cup incl Phil Mickelson: "I love this golf course. I think it’s very well done, and without the rough, it plays...I would equate it to like Augusta National."
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 6, 2019 3:25 PM BST
RAFA Cabrera Bello is also out of this week's Northern Trust - as he awaits the birth of his "baby princess". There are no alternates to take his place this week since it's a FedEx Cup Playoffs event - he's 59th in the FEC Standings - only the Top 70 will play next week at the BMW Championship.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 6, 2019 3:33 PM BST

Brooks Koepka 8
Rory McIlroy 11
Jon Rahm 16
Dustin Johnson 16
Justin Thomas 20
Justin Rose 22
Patrick Cantlay 25
Rickie Fowler 25
Webb Simpson 25
Tommy Fleetwood 25
Tiger Woods 28
Xander Schauffele 33
40's bar
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 7, 2019 3:27 PM BST
USA Team vs International Team.....leading Pints scorers... Tongue Out

Dustin Johnson 4.5 Louis Oosthuizen 2.5
Jordan Spieth 3.5 Branden Grace 2
Justin Thomas 3.5 Jason Day 1.5
Patrick Reed 3.5 Anirban Lahiri 1.5
Phil Mickelson 3.5 Hideki Matsuyama 1.5
Rickie Fowler 3.5 Si-woo Kim 1
Kevin Kisner 3 Marc Leishman 1
Brooks Koepka 2 Charl Schwartzel 1
Daniel Berger 2 Adam Scott 1
Matt Kuchar 2 Jhonattan Vegas 1
Kevin Chappell 1.5 Adam Hadwin 0.5
Charley Hoffman 1 Emiliano Grillo 0
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 7, 2019 5:35 PM BST
TIGER turns his attention toward a familiar Liberty National - Woods has nothing but good vibes at this week's venue - He's bettered the field scoring average in all 8 rounds played at Liberty National. In fact, his worst round in that regard was a 2-under 69 during R2 of the 2013 Barclays which "only" beat the field average by 1.7 shots on the day.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 7, 2019 5:42 PM BST
Adam Scott sits at 21st in the FedEx Cup race ahead of the Northern Trust - had finished T10 in six of his 13 starts prior to a MC at The OPEN and T40 at the WGC-FedEx St.Jude.

The Aussie returns to a familiar venue... at the 2013 Barclays Adam Scott came from six off the pace on Sunday to heist the trophy with rounds of 69-66-72-66=273 (-11).
That went in the books as his 10th PGA TOUR win and he arrives with three more trophies added to his case, but none since the 2016 WGC-Cadillac C/ship.
It's the longest winless drought of his career but with two runner-up finishes on the season, he's been close.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 11, 2019 11:14 PM BST

PADDY REED (wins), Abraham Ancer & Harold Varner 111 - the BIG winners so far in the rankings race for T30 to East Lake. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 11, 2019 11:18 PM BST
ADAM SCOTT (maybe up to 14th in the FedEx rankings), Sneds & Rambo moving in the right direction too.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 12:42 PM BST
The Top 70 will play this week at the (((((BMW CHAMPIONSHIP)))))
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 12:53 PM BST
We’re off to MEDINAH just 40km west of Chicago (just 69 players incl Tiger - Stenson’s gone home until March 2020).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 12:56 PM BST
MEDINAH’s a long motherfcuker thru the trees
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 1:02 PM BST
No NA this week either (#55 on the FedEx) - plagued with various injuries all year
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 1:05 PM BST
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2019 4:44 PM BST
Medinah hosted FIVE Majors over the years - most recent were the 1999 & 2006 PGA Championships (both won by Tiger in his prime).
Also hosted the 2012 Ryder Cup (Europe won 14.5/ 13.5).
The Country Club's Course #3 plays host this week - the course may be soaked in the lead-up with plenty of rain in the early-week forecast and gradually get harder as the course firms up.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 14, 2019 12:46 AM BST
No dump track this week Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 14, 2019 12:49 AM BST
IF HE PLAYS this week...

Tiger Woods: "I’m not going to hit that many drivers because it won’t really allow me to. Most of the holes are doglegged. Obviously I’d have to take driver up over the top of these tall trees, and it doesn’t make any sense. Yeah, I’m going to use it a few times, definitely.
But overall, just like it was back in ’99, I hit just a bunch of 2 irons and a bunch of 3 woods here. Just because that’s the way the golf course allowed you to play. You play to a lot of the corners and obviously fire from there. If you try to take on a lot of the corners or shape the ball around the corner, yeah, you can, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do."
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 4:45 PM BST
Major Winner Shane LOWRY must finish solo 29th if he's to make the T30 in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify for next week's Tour Championship Finals in EAST LAKE, Atlanta.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 4:49 PM BST
dukeofpuke • August 14, 2019 4:11 PM BST
BMW Championship
Justin Thomas 14-1 4pts ew
Brooks Koepka 17-2 4pts enhanced win only
Patrick Cantlay 22-1 2.5pts ew
Jason Kokrak 60-1 1pt ew
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 6:56 PM BST
Paul Casey 50/1 skipped last week to spend time with his family, and despite missing the cut here in 2006, Paul has the right type of game for Medinah.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 7:13 PM BST
Top 30 bubble will get plenty of talk this week at BMW, but keep in mind per Tour projections the top 23 are already a lock for East Lake.
Means we essentially have 46 guys playing for 7 tickets to Atlanta.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 8:20 PM BST
Three tied at the top at -6...Justin Thomas / Jim Furyk / Adam Scott
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 11:54 PM BST
BMW Championship betting preview and tips from Ben Coley
Recommended bets
3pts e.w. Justin Thomas at 16/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
1pt e.w. Tony Finau at 40/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
1pt e.w. Joel Dahmen to lead after R1 at 150/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5)

…..there's a good chance that we get a winner from the very front of the market after a slightly surprising one-two in New Jersey, but my pick of them is in fact Justin Thomas.
This will be the third time I've sided with Thomas in three starts since The Open Championship, but perseverance may at last pay off here as he looks primed to close out the season in style.
Quite simply, I believe Thomas has finished as far down the leaderboard as he could have lately, and with finishes of 9-11-12-12 since the Travelers Championship that means he's achingly close to winning for the first time in a year.
Last week at Liberty National, he made an encouraging start - despite, you might say, being an onlooker as Bryson DeChambeau made headlines for slow play - and there were more positive signs as he made a Sunday move to finish just outside the top 10.
Crucially, not only did he drive it better than he had been, but Thomas maintained the outstanding levels with his approach play that have made him such an eye-catcher throughout the summer.
At a course where quality iron players populated major leaderboards in 1999 and 2006, the fact that Thomas has been inside the top-five in strokes-gained: approach on each of his last three Stateside starts is hugely significant and it's surely a matter of time before he takes full advantage.
"I feel like I'm in a great spot," Thomas told reporters at Liberty National. "I feel like I'm really close to winning some more tournaments."
Rewind to last February, and he'd produced back-to-back top-five performances with his irons without reward, then stepped up a level to win the Honda Classic. The previous year, his 50/1 success in the PGA Championship - on a long, classical, tree-lined course not dissimilar to this one - came after he'd found his long-game in the previous week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
With the incentive of having won in every season since his 2014 breakthrough, and the knowledge that he's close, expect Thomas to be right in the thick of things from the off here and perhaps made a late bid for what would be a second FedEx Cup triumph.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 11:55 PM BST final selection is in the first-round leader market where Joel Dahmen shouldn't be almost the outsider of the lot at 150/1.
Dahmen isn't particularly long off the tee and I find it hard to envisage him contending here, but he is a habitual fast starter whose breakthrough effort on the PGA Tour came when runner-up in Illinois at the John Deere Classic.
His only other runner-up finish came at Quail Hollow this year, the tough, long, championship course referenced in the case for Thomas, and on both occasions he was bang there from the off.
In total, Dahmen has three first-round leads this season and four in 70-odd PGA Tour starts, and while this is elite company it's also a very small field made up of just 69 players.
He's opened with rounds of 65 and 67 since the end of major season, and with his fast starts having come in bursts looks worth a speculative bet to make the most of this free roll in what's likely to be his final start of the season.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 15, 2019 11:59 PM BST
There is no 36-hole cut at the BMW
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 19, 2019 10:40 PM BST
AND SO we're down to the end of season T30 East Lake, Georgia.

The $15M first place prize for the ((((((TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP)))))) this week is more than Greg Norman's official on course earnings for his entire PGA Tour career ($14.5M).

Winning FedEx cup would put you 4th on CAREER LPGA Money List behind Annika, Webb and Kerr, who have played over 400 tournaments.

Payouts this week (!):
1: $15M
2: 5M
3: 4M
4: 3M
5: 2.5M
6: 1.9M
7: 1.3M
8: 1.1M
9: 950K

10: 830K
11. 750K
12. 705K
13. 660K
14. 620K
15. 595K
16. 570K
17. 550K
18. 535K
19. 520K
20. 505K

21. 490K
22. 478K
23: 466K
24: 456K
25: 445K
26: 435K
27. 425K
28: 415K
29: 405K
30: 395K
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 19, 2019 10:47 PM BST
The Top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Top 10 in order: Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer.
No Tiger, Spieth, Lowry, Molinari, Day or Mickelson.

A new format. The winner will automatically be crowned the FedEx Cup champion too.
Rather than a points reset, the No. 1 seed in the standings (Justin Thomas) will start the TOUR Championship at -10.
No. 2 seed (Patrick Cantlay) starts at -8,
No. 3 seed (Brooks Koepka) at -7 and so on with the 26-30 seeds starting at even par.

Last 5 winners of the Tour Championship
2018 (-11, 269) Tiger Woods – 80th PGA TOUR win
2017 (-12, 268) Xander Schauffele – 2nd PGA TOUR win
2016 (-12, 268) Rory McIlroy – 13th PGA TOUR win
2015 (-9, 271) Jordan Spieth – 6th PGA TOUR win
2014 (-11, 269) Billy Horschel – 3rd PGA TOUR win
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 19, 2019 11:23 PM BST
-10 — Justin Thomas
-8 — Patrick Cantlay
-7 — Brooks Koepka
-6 — Patrick Reed
-5 — Rory McIlroy
-4 — Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer
-3 — Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama
-2 — Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner
-1 — Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Chez Reavie
Even — Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Howell III, Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 19, 2019 11:32 PM BST
Players seeded 26-30 will begin 10 shots behind Justin Thomas.
There have been 432 regular PGA Tour stroke play events this decade. Only 2 wins have come from 10+ shots back after 18 holes. Not apples-to-apples, but gives you an idea of the uphill climb.
Report Quincy August 20, 2019 2:34 PM BST
I'm totally confused. Does the winner of the Tour Championship automatically win the Fedex Cup.  For example, what if no. 30 wins, and Justin Thomas is second.  Seems crackers to me.
Report Super Hans August 20, 2019 3:42 PM BST
Yes, I like it. Number 30 would need to be at least 10 shots better than JT to achieve that.
They would also to beat all the others at the top of the handicap by multiple shots.
410 for Glover is the shortest price for those playing off scratch. Which gives you an idea of the chances of it happening.
Report Super Hans August 20, 2019 3:44 PM BST
Tell a lie. Oostys about 350Grin
Report Total Bosman August 20, 2019 5:55 PM BST
Quincy - yes, basically the Tour Championship and the Fedex Cup are now merged into one.  I know some won't like it but it makes perfect sense.  Given that the Fedex is a year-long competition the winner of it has always felt like a more legitimate "tour champion" than the winner of a one-off Tour Championship and so having two guys winning two prizes never made much sense.

The handicap won't go done well with the purists but it is (or ought to be) calculated to reflect the probability each guy had to win the Fedex in previous years - for example in previous years number 30 would need to not only win the Tour Championship but then have all the Fedex leaders finish very far down the board to win the Fedex, so it was always very, very unlikely and a handicap of 10 shots is meant to reflect that. 

This way it's an easier representation of what each guy needs to do rather than having commentators constantly go through permutations ("player a needs to win and have b and c finish in positions y and z").  At least now, in some sense, the players all have their fate in their own hands.  I like it.
Report drive for show putt for dough August 20, 2019 11:56 PM BST
Think the outsiders have more chance than they are getting credit for 10 shots over 72 holes is definitely doable. It will obviously depend on how the front few do but could definitely be done.

Look at last week, I know it was soft but Medinah is meant to be a tough track and the gap was 9 shots to 5th. The difference between 1st and 31st was 18 shots. These guys are good and quite possible someone tears it up.
Report therhino August 21, 2019 1:53 AM BST
Only one guy has ever come from way down at East Lake to win the FedEx, Haas in 2011. Under the new system, he wouldn't have come close. The players at the bottom have feck all chance if history is a guide. This is all at the want of FedEx who want to be the star, in fairness they are the ones putting up the cash.

The great moment we had last year with Tiger would mot have happened either under this new system. Firmly against, contrived nonsense is what we have this week and betting aside, I hope JT shoots a 63 on Thursday and reduces the event to nothing to inspire a rethink.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 10:42 AM BST
(((((EAST LAKE)))))

Btw Justin Thomas has made the most birdies/eagles in the last three years at East Lake (of any player here this week).
A two shot lead and a $15,000,000 MILLION target Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 10:46 AM BST
Catch Me ifyoucan • August 19, 2019 11:32 PM BST
Players seeded 26-30 will begin 10 shots behind Justin Thomas.
There have been 432 regular PGA Tour stroke play events this decade. Only 2 wins have come from 10+ shots back after 18 holes. Not apples-to-apples, but gives you an idea of the uphill climb.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 10:56 AM BST
The lowest 72-hole score in a Tour Championship at East Lake is 257 (-23 Tiger 2007) and that’s six shots better than anyone else all-time.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:03 AM BST
So let’s say a target of -17, and add Justin’s-10 start = TARGET minus -27 (over 4 days).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:10 AM BST
It could mean that the -4 boys (Rambo, Kuch, etc) need to equal Tigers ‘record score’ to possibly win Crazy
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:21 AM BST
Paddy Reed has only 5 under par rounds from 20 around here
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:27 AM BST
CANTLAY’s third try at East Lake - hopeless so far - but a ‘different’ player these days (and only 2 back with 72 holes to play) Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:34 AM BST
RORY McILROY starts at 5 back, for his 6th time here....2016 winner and runner-up at East Lake seeking to join Tiger as only two-time winners Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 21, 2019 11:53 AM BST
$15,000,000 f*ckin MILLION to the winner !!!!!

Total combined purses for 1996 season on PGA Tour (year Tiger Woods turned professional): $65.9M
Total combined FedExCup bonus payout this week: $70M

This is inline with the increasing value of sports franchises. It's common knowledge, from players and caddies, the effect Tiger has had on purses. He single handedly elevated the game, not just in the USA. Similar to Arnie in the 60's, where IMG leveraged his marketability.
The PGA are due to introduce a “Tiger Tax” on every winners payout next year, as he’s paying these guys from his years of influence. Devil
Report fish in chips August 22, 2019 9:21 AM BST
Koepka to clean up here. 11/2 is a gift, probably be 2/11 come Sunday morning. The guy knows how to turn up for big events, even when he doesn't get a head start over 90% of the field.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:16 AM BST
THOMAS shoots 70 - RORY 66....only one behind after Rd1.

Despite the unconventional beginning to this finale, the simplified setup will be enormously easier for fans, broadcasters and players to understand.
The players in the back of the pack have very little chance to contend - take every PGA Tour winner this decade and examine his position after Rd1. - of the 432 regular stroke play events since 2010, only only 15 – less than 3.5% – were eight or more shots back after the first round.
The win percentage by players at a specified 18-hole deficit or further back reads like this:
10 shots – 0.5%
9 shots – 1.4%
8 shots – 3.5%
7 shots – 7.9%
6 shots – 15.3%
5 shots – 25.0%
4 shots – 40.0%
The largest deficit faced by any winner was eight shots by Matthew Wolff after the second round of the 3M Open this season.

T1 Xander Schauffele -10 64 7:20 pm
T1 Brooks Koepka -10 67 7:20 pm

T1 Justin Thomas -10 70 7:10 pm
4th Rory McIlroy -9 66 7:10 pm

T5 Matt Kuchar -8 66 7:00 pm
T5 Patrick Cantlay -8 70 7:00 pm

7th Hideki Matsuyama -7 66 6:50 pm
T8 Paul Casey -6 66 6:50 pm

T8 Jon Rahm -6 68 6:40 pm
T8 Patrick Reed -6 70 6:40 pm

T11 Adam Scott -5 68 6:30 pm
T11 Gary Woodland -5 68 6:30 pm
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:18 AM BST
Once you get to a three shots deficit, the percentage goes over 50 (55.8%), basically meaning four shots is the cut-off point of it making any difference.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:21 AM BST
Highest percentage of rounds at 67 or lower this season, minimum 30 rounds played:
1. Morikawa 39%
2. Wolff 31%
3. Thomas 28%
4. Cantlay 27%
13th. Im 23.7%
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:23 AM BST
Schauffele has birdied or eagled 24.7% of his career holes played at East Lake. Since 2007, only Tiger, Stenson and Villegas have a higher percentage.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:29 AM BST
Sungjae Im is the only rookie in the field this week and should earn Rookie of the Year honours over Cameron Champ. Im made a ridiculous 35 starts this year and racked up 7 T10s.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:32 AM BST
1st place - $15 million
2nd place - $5 million
3rd place - $4 million
4th place - $3 million
5th place - $2.5 million
6th place - $1.9 million
7th place - $1.3 million
8th place - $1.1 million
9th place - $950,000

There's a ONE MILLION difference between 6th & 9th - should keep everyone's attention until Sunday.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:51 AM BST
Schauffele - a beast at East Lake with victory on his debut in 2017, he finished T7 in his title defense and owns a scoring average of 67.88.
Koepka - Solo sixth at East Lake in 2017 is his only T15 in three tries.
Matsuyama - a threat with T5's at East Lake in 2016 and 2018.
Casey - Four T5's at East Lake.
Reed - his 6th consecutive appearance in the TOUR Championship and still chasing his first T10.
Scott - Top 10s in last two tries at East Lake (2014, 2016).
Woodland - focusing on being at home for the birth of his twin daughters.

The FedEx Cup 'Starting Strokes' scoring system could be responsible for the end of a nine-year drought during which the top seed entering the TOUR Championship has failed to win the FedEx Cup. Five of the last six FedEx Cup champions arrived as the 2-seed, including defending champ Justin Rose.
This year's field is populated by seven golfers who started the three-event Playoffs outside the top 30 in FedEx Cup points.

The lowest opening seed to qualify is Abraham Ancer. He started THE NORTHERN TRUST seeded 67th and parlayed it with a runner-up finish at Liberty National into debuts in the TOUR Championship and the Presidents Cup. Ancer, who is now seeded 10th, also is one of four PGA TOUR non-winners in the field. Tommy Fleetwood (22nd), rookie Sungjae Im (24th) and Jason Kokrak (30th) are the others.

The highest opening seed who failed to advance to East Lake was Shane Lowry. He started 20th and finished 33rd after going a respective T52-T48 in the first two events. He withdrew early from a pair of commitments late in the regular season, but, and of course, his consolation prize is the 'Clara' Jug. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 12:54 AM BST
In addition to the richest prize in the history of the PGA TOUR, the FedExCup champion also will receive a five-year membership exemption. By qualifying for the tournament, all 30 in the field are exempt into the Masters, the US Open and The OPEN Championship, as well as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and WGC-Mexico Championship next season.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 1:02 AM BST
Players within five shots of the lead at East Lake...

Before Thursday: 5.
After Thursday: 12.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2019 1:07 AM BST
Matsuyama on Thursday
170 feet of putts made
1st in SG: Putting (4.111)
25 total putts
12/13 from inside 10 feet
3 putts made from outside 20 feet
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 4:43 PM BST
ROUND 3 for mEAST LAKE is in the bag..... Roll on 7 o clock...

1 Brooks Koepka -15 67 67 68 7:10 pm 202
T2 Rory McIlroy -14 66 67 68 7:10 pm 201

T2 Xander Schauffele -14 64 69 67 7:00 pm 200
T4 Paul Casey -11 66 67 68 7:00 pm 201

T4 Justin Thomas -11 70 68 71 6:50 pm 209

1st place - $15 million
2nd place - $5 million
3rd place - $4 million
4th place - $3 million
5th place - $2.5 million
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 4:50 PM BST
Tour Championship from EAST LAKE - OWGR LEADERBOARD:

Xander (-10) leads by one from Rory and Casey, followed by 4th Koepka (-8) and 5th Reavie (-5) after Round 3.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 5:23 PM BST
Schauffele could double his PGA Tour career earnings today - his official earnings so far are $13.97M - a win today and he earns $15M.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 5:24 PM BST
Schauffele now has a career scoring average of 67.55 at East Lake, best of any player in the FedEx Cup era.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 5:25 PM BST
Best actual scores through 54 holes:
Schauffele -10
McIlroy -9
Casey -9
Koepka -8
Reavie -5
DeChambeau -4
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 5:27 PM BST
Koepka will take a 1-shot lead into the final round.
He's 4-for-6 converting 54-hole leads in his PGA Tour career, but has won each of the last 4 instances ('18 US Open, '18 PGA, '18 CJ Cup, '19 PGA).

Rory has 8 PGA Tour wins when trailing after 54 holes, most of any player since the beginning of the 2010 season.
Starts final round 1 behind Brooks.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 25, 2019 5:30 PM BST
Since 2016, Rory McIlroy is even par on the front nine at East Lake. He's 24-under on the back nine. Devil
Report black shuck August 25, 2019 6:03 PM BST
Who to back?????? McIlroy or cupcake in the 2 ball?
Report rommel August 25, 2019 7:08 PM BST
had to ave some on cuppers agin the mince
Report black shuck August 25, 2019 7:14 PM BST
Done wor wee again despite backing him against cupcake last time and doing me dosh
Report rommel August 25, 2019 7:37 PM BST
cupppers not on blob so far
Report black shuck August 25, 2019 7:39 PM BST
McIlroy no freaking better Cry
Report black shuck August 25, 2019 8:39 PM BST
Wow that is cool ExcitedCool
Report rommel August 25, 2019 9:21 PM BST
bk avin a mare it seems
Report rommel August 25, 2019 9:31 PM BST
rm romping it
Report black shuck August 25, 2019 10:39 PM BST
Good stuff wor wee
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 29, 2019 12:20 AM BST
Rory's score to par for the week of -13 is 3 better than anyone else. Xander -10.

Most PGA TOUR wins at age 30 or younger, last 30 years:
Tiger Woods - 54
Phil Mickelson - 19
Rory McIlroy - 17 - $17,704 per hole this PGA Tour season.
David Duval - 13

17th TOUR win for Rory - in the last 80 years, that's five more wins than anyone else by a player from outside the US at age 30 or younger (Day, 12).
Rory edges out Patrick Cantlay for the scoring title trophy as he becomes the 2nd player from outside the US to win the Vardon Trophy (scoring average title) three or more times, joining the Greg Norman. Players to win Vardon Trophy 3+ times at age 30 or younger: Tiger, Tom Watson & Rory. Best strokes gained total seasons (since 2004)
2006 Woods 3.44, 2009 Woods 3.19, 2007 Woods 3.09, 2019 Rory 2.55.
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