Farmingdale, NY (Sports Network) - Sergio Garcia shot a 2-under 69 on Saturday
to grab sole possession of the third-round lead at The Barclays, the first PGA
Tour Playoffs event.
Garcia, a second-round co-leader, finished 54 holes at 10-under 203 at
Bethpage Black. He is two strokes clear of Nick Watney, his fellow overnight
Garcia is in the midst of some great golf. After his Monday victory at the
Wyndham Championship secured a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, Garcia
could be aiming for another Cup, the FedExCup.
Tiger Woods' back appeared to be better on Saturday, but his golf game, more
specifically his putter, was no good. Woods had four 3-putts on Saturday and
only managed a 1-over 72.
"I hit good putts, but my speed was awful," admitted Woods, who is tied for
10th at 4-under par. "That was a bit of a shocker. It was slippery out there.
I played a beautiful round of golf, unfortunately didn't clean it up on the
"It was unbelievable how fast it got. Some of the greens have grass, some of
them are on the dirt side. They're right at the limit. They're slippery once
you start putting."
Watney bogeyed the last for an even-par 71.
Kevin Stadler fired a 6-under 65 and vaulted up 39 places to third at minus-7.
Brandt Snedeker, who is trying to get one of American Ryder Cup captain Davis
Love III's captain's picks in a few weeks, shot a 3-under 68 and is tied for
fourth with Bob Estes, who had a 72 on Saturday. The pair finished at 6-under
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