Lucas Glover and Billy Horschel are playing the way they did in their primes.
The 43-year-old Glover (pictured) carded an eight-under-par 62, while Horschel, 36, posted a bogey-free 63 and they are tied for the lead heading to the final round of the 83rd Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
This is the final event of the PGA Tour regular season and the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup point standings will advance to the playoffs opener, the FedEx Cup St. Jude Championship next week at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.
After that, the top 50 will qualify for the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill, with the top 30 following that tournament advancing to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
“It was a nice feeling to be able to make some putts because I’ve been struggling on the greens and was trying to decide between two new putters, so I guess I picked the right one,” said Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion who started the week at No. 112 in the FedEx Cup standings, but now is projected to be 50th.
“I’ve been playing this game for 20 years and you just have to realize that it’s hard, and difficult to win because there are so many guys who are capable of winning every week. I’m going to have to keep doing the same things on Sunday that I’ve been doing all week if I want to have a chance to win.
“This is course is playing tough because the rough is higher than it’s ever been before and you have to hit thee fairways and greens if you want to have a chance.”
Glover, who claimed the last of his four PGA Tour victories in the 2021 John Deere Classic, collected five of his nine birdies on the front nine and made his lone bogey at No. 7 in his 62 to record a 54-hole score of 18-under-par 192.
Horschel, who captured the 2014 Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup, equaled that with three birdies on the front nine and four more coming home in a bogey-free 63, with a par-saving four-foot putt on the last hole.
“I shouldn’t have made it so hard on myself in the end, but I was just grinding and it was great to make that putt on the last hole,” said Horschel, who claimed his seventh PGA Tour victory in the 2022 Memorial Tournament. “In face, I made some pretty good par saves all day that kept my round going.
“My game has just felt good all week and I’ve had really good tempo and control until the last two holes today, when I hit some bad shots, which I really hadn’t done all week. But I was able to keep things together and make a couple of nice saves to keep a share of the lead.
“I just have to keep playing tomorrow the way I have all week.”
Russell Henley, who led after the first two rounds with scores of 62-66, had four birdies on the front nine in a 65 and is one stroke behind in solo third, followed by Byeong Hun An of South Korea, who is three down in fourth after another 65, Stephan Jaeger of Germany, who is five behind in fifth after making three late birdies in a 64, and Michael Kim of San Diego and Cal, who made his lone bogey on the first hole in a 62.
Eric Cole of Palm Springs sank a nine-foot eagle putt on the fifth hole and added five birdies in a 66 and is eight strokes behind in a tie for seventh with J.T. Poston, who birdied three of the first six holes en route to a 66, Brendon Todd, who had two birdies and two bogeys in a 70, and Adam Svensson of Canada, who made two late birdies in another 70.
Two-time PGA champion Justin Thomas, the 2017 FedEx Cup champion who started the week at 79th in the FedEx Cup standings, had three straight birdies on the front nine in a 66 and is tied for 11th, but still is projected outside the playoffs at No. 72.
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