At East Lake Golf Club, Brooks Koepka shot a 3-under 67 and will enter the Tour Championship’s final round one-shot clear of Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.
Wrapping up his weather-delayed third set on Sunday morning, Koepka signed for a card comprised of 11 pars, two bogeys and five birdies, highlighted by a final-hole gain, to reach 15-under par.
While Koepka is (rightfully) known for being a big game player, Schauffele is starting to get a similar reputation, and following a third-round 67, highlighted by a hole-in-one on the par-3 9th, the San Diego native put himself in prime position to shine on the ultimate big stage.
At 14-under par, Schauffele moved into a tie for the second spot with McIlroy (68) at 14-under par, just one off the lead.
Meanwhile, Justin Thomas, playing alongside Koepka, was cruising along at 1-under par on the day and part of the lead pack at 13 under. But a disastrous triple bogey on No. 16 sent him plummeting back to his Starting Score of 10 under, and while he gained a shot back on 17, he will enter the final round four off the pace of Koepka and three back of both McIlroy and Schauffele. Translation: No chance.
Paul Casey shot a 68 to move to T4 on 11-under par alongside Thomas.
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1 Brooks Koepka -15 (-3)
2 Xander Schauffele -14 (-3)
2 Rory McIlroy -14 (-2)
4 Justin Thomas -11 (+1)
4 Paul Casey -11 (-2)
2:10 Brooks Koepka (-15), Rory McIlroy (-14)
2:00 Xander Schauffele (-14), Paul Casey (-11)
1:50 Justin Thomas (-11), Hideki Matsuyama (-6)
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