by: Tom Leyden
NORTON – Justin Thomas, who won the PGA Championship in August, made 12 3’s en route to a 63 on Sunday in the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.
Thomas’ approach on 18 rolled off the front of the green, ruining what would have been a perfect day of greens-in-regulation for the 24-year-old from Kentucky.
Marc Leishman shot a 65 to keep the pace with Thomas. Both golfers are 12-under through three rounds.
The leaderboard is packed with big names, including Dustin Johnson, the world #1, who shot 66 today and sits three strokes off the lead
Jordan Spieth, who won the British Open, is two strokes back at -10 after an impressive round of 66 on Saturday.
Phil Mickelson shot a 69 and is four strokes back at -8, tied with Patrick Cantlay.
Paul Casey followed up a round of 65 on Saturday with a 67 on Sunday and sits one stroke back of Thomas and Leishman at -11.
Soggy and rainy conditions allowed the players to play target golf, hitting approach shots directly at pins without fear of the golf ball running on the green. While driving distance was notably down due to the bad weather, the wetness opened the door for the best scoring of the weekend.
Round Four will be played Monday.
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