TOUR Championship Round 3

**Sunday’s live coverage of the TOUR Championship will air on Golf Channel from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET, continuing on NBC Sports from 1:30-6 p.m. ET.

**Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be paired together for Sunday’s final round. This will be the first time these two are the final pairing in a final round at a PGA TOUR event.

Third-Round Leaderboard
Tiger Woods        65-68-65—198 (-12)
Rory McIlroy        67-68-66—201 (-9)
Justin Rose           66-67-68—201 (-9)
Kyle Stanley         69-68-67—204 (-6)
Jon Rahm             68-68-68—204 (-6)
Paul Casey           68-71-66—205 (-5)
Tony Finau           67-71-67—205 (-5)
Billy Horschel       71-65-69—205 (-5)
Six Things To Know
  • With six birdies in his first seven holes, Tiger Woods shot the low round of the day, a 5-under 65, to take a three-stroke lead into the final round in search of his 80th PGA TOUR victory and first since the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
  • Following bogeys on his first two holes, Justin Rose (T2) rallied to card a 2-under 68 and is currently projected to win the FedExCup with Tiger Woods projected No. 2
  • Woods’ third-round 65 was his fifth consecutive round in the 60s, which stands as his longest streak of the season. It is his best since a streak of six rounds in 2013 (R1/ THE NORTHERN TRUST – R2/Dell Technologies Championship)
  • Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 66 to move into a tie for second with Rose. When he won the TOUR Championship in 2016, McIlroy carded rounds of 66-64 on the weekend
  • Hideki Matsuyama’s second-round remains the only bogey-free round through three rounds
  • Bryson DeChambeau, the FedExCup standings leader entering this week, improved by nine strokes in the third round, rebounding from a 75 on Friday with a 4-under 66 to improve to T21
Third-Round Lead Notes
53/57     Tiger Woods’ record when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA TOUR, including a 42-2 record when holding the outright lead
19/31     54-hole leaders who have gone on to win the TOUR Championship (most recently Jordan Spieth/2015)
28/46     Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win on PGA TOUR in 2017-18 (most recently Bryson DeChambeau/THE NORTHERN TRUST)
FedExCup Playoffs and the TOUR Championship
  • The TOUR Championship is the last of four events of the FedExCup Playoffs and the finale to the PGA TOUR season for the 12th consecutive season since the FedExCup Playoffs were introduced in 2007.
  • The top-125 players on the final PGA TOUR Regular Season FedExCup points list (following the Wyndham Championship) qualified for THE NORTHERN TRUST (won by Bryson DeChambeau).
  • The top-100 players on the FedExCup points list following THE NORTHERN TRUST qualified for the Dell Technologies Championship (won by Bryson DeChambeau).
  • The top-70 players on the FedExCup points list after the Dell Technologies Championship advanced to the BMW Championship (won by Keegan Bradley).
  • The top-30 players following the BMW Championship qualified for the TOUR Championship. Prior to the start of the TOUR Championship, a “points reset” took place, giving all players in the field a mathematical opportunity to win the FedExCup title. Any of the top-five players in the standings will claim the FedExCup with a victory at East Lake.
The top-five players in the FedExCup standings entering the TOUR Championship will win the FedExCup title should they go on to victory at East Lake.
FEC                Player                                 R1                       R2                     R3       FedExCup Projection                                                          Position
1                    Bryson DeChambeau         71                       75                      66                        T21                                                                                            3
2                    Justin Rose                         66                       67                   68                        T2                                                                                            1
3                    Tony Finau                         67                       71                   67                        T6                                                                                            4
4                    Dustin Johnson                  69                       70                   67                        T9                                                                                            5
5                    Justin Thomas                    67                       69                   70                        T9                                                                                            6
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