Bryson DeChambeau hits the front at The Northern Trust

DeChambeau moves into four-stroke lead in first FedEx Cup Playoffs event.

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Sat, 25 Aug 2018

Bryson DeChambeau hits the front at The Northern Trust

 

Bryson DeChambeau struck a superb third-round 63 to move four strokes clear atop the leaderboard at The Northern Trust.


 

DeChambeau's round of 8-under included one bogey and nine birdies, including consecutive birdies to finish to move to 16-under par.

The man known as the 'Scientist' for his love of physics will take a four-stroke lead over compatriot Keegan Bradley, who went one better with a round of 9-under 62. 

Australia's Cameron Smith and America's Tony Finau lie five strokes off the pace, with Billy Horschel and Adam Scott six back.

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Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka appeared to be the betting favourites heading into the weekend but both faltered miserably with rounds of 72 to fall back to 7-under and 9-under respectively. 

Phil Mickelson carded a third consecutive 68 to progress to 9-under, while Woods carded the same score to move up to 3-under. 

DeChambeau, Finau, Mickelson and Woods will all be looking to impress US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk on Sunday as they go in search of earning one of his four wildcard picks. 

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