Koepka leads by one after delayed third round

Reuters

Brooks Koepka goes into the final round of the Tour Championship in the lead after completing the suspended third round with a 2-under-par 68 on Sunday morning at East Lake in Atlanta.

Koepka's net score is 15 under in the weighted scoring system being used in the FedEx Cup final. He'll hold a one-shot lead on Xander Schauffele and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy entering the afternoon's play.

Schauffele shot 67 and McIlroy posted 68 in the third round.

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Schauffele aced the 240-yard ninth hole for his first-ever hole-in-one. He pulled into a tie for the lead with a birdie on No. 17, but Koepka's birdie on the final hole of the round put him back on top.

Those near the top of the leaderboard had more than half of the third round to complete when golfers returned to the course Sunday.

Saturday's round was shortened because of a late-afternoon lightning strike that resulted in six injured spectators when debris fell from a tree. The round had been under a weather-related suspension at that point.

Justin Thomas was atop the leaderboard when Saturday's competition ended. But his third-round 71 puts him tied for fourth with England's Paul Casey (68) at 11 under.

The best score of the third round was turned in by Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, whose 66 allowed him to move to 6 under for the tournament and into a tie for sixth place.


--Field Level Media

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