NORTON, Mass. – Louis Oosthuizen has overtaken Rory McIlroy for the lead through their first six holes in Sunday’s third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. But a few big names are lurking close behind.
Oosthuizen, reeling off three consecutive birdies, is 15 under while McIlroy, who opened with birdies on his first two holes, is 14 under.
Dustin Johnson, who has won at least one FedExCup Playoffs event in each of the previous two years, is 4 under on his round through 11 holes and is at 11 under.
That ties him with Tiger Woods, who is 1 under on his round.
Jason Dufner, making his 2012 Playoffs debut this week, is at 10 under.
Phil Mickelson has steadily moved up the leaderboard and is now has joined a group tied for sixth at 9 under.
Defending champion Webb Simpson is 5 under on his round as he plays the 18th hole and is in a group at 8 under.
UPDATE (3:33 p.m. ET): Oosthuizen now has a three-shot lead through seven holes. He posted his fourth consecutive birdie at the par-5 seventh while McIlroy dropped a stroke, his second bogey on a par 5 this week. Oosthuizen is at 16 under, with McIlroy at 13 under.
UPDATE (3:40 p.m.): Make it five straight birdies for Oosthuizen, who just rolled in a putt from 41 feet, 9 inches at the par-3 eighth. That moves him to 17 under and holding a four-shot lead over McIlroy.
Oosthuizen has hit every green in regulation thus far on Sunday.
- Louis Oosthuizen
- Rory McIlroy
- Deutsche Bank Championship