Reed Moves Into Lead at Wells Fargo After 54 Holes

Patrick Reed posted a 5-under 67 on Saturday, highlighted by birdies on 17 and 18, to move to 8-under, and atop the 54-hole leaderboard at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Just one back, at 7-under, and tied for second, are two of golf’s rising stars, Alex Noren and Jon Rahm.

 
Reed, who has struggled for much of the season, has posted three consecutive rounds under par this week at Eagle Point, 70-71-67. Another player with momentum heading into Sunday’s final round is the aforementioned young Spaniard Rahm, who chipped in for a walk off birdie on 18 to get to -7.

The foursome of Seung-Yul Noh, Brian Harman, Vaughn Taylor, and 36-hole leader, Francesco Molinari, are tied for fourth, and just two shots back at 6-under.

Dustin Johnson bounced back from his second round 75, posting a 5-under 67 to move 32 spots up the leaderboard, into a tie for 14th, and just four shots back at 4-under. Also in the hunt at 4-under is 5-time major winner, Phil Mickelson, who carded a 3-under 69.


Top 10

1 Patrick Reed -8
T2 Alex Noren -7
T2 Jon Rahm -7
T4 Seung-yul Noh -6
T4 Brian Harman -6
T4 Vaughn Taylor -6
T4 Francesco Molinari -6
T8 Byeong Hun An -5
8 Zac Blair -5
T8 Kevin Tway -5
T8 Pat Perez -5
T8 Nick Taylor -5
T8 Billy Hurley III -5


Notables

T14 Dustin Johnson -4
T14 Phil Mickelson -4
T14 Graeme McDowell -4
T19 Zach Johnson -3
T19 Smylie Kaufman -3
T34 Paul Casey -1
T31 Daniel Berger -1
T55 Adam Scott +1


Putt of the Day

John Peterson struggled to a 2-over 74 on Saturday, dropping from T2 to T19. The day wasn’t a complete loss, however, as Peterson drained a long, winding birdie putt on the par-4 17th.


Quotable

“I feel like the strength today is the same as it’s been all week. My short game has been really solid. My chipping has been great, and I’ve been making putts. That’s key around here especially when it’s blowing hard like this. You have to make your 4- and 5-footers. If you do that, you kind of keep the momentum going. I was able to do that.”
Patrick Reed, 54-hole leader, Wells Fargo Championship


Full Leaderboard

Wells Fargo Championship through 54 holes

POSPLAYERTO PARTODAY
1Patrick Reed-8-5
T2Alex Noren-7-3
T2Jon Rahm-7-3
T4Seung-yul Noh-6-5
T4Brian Harman-6-2
T4Vaughn Taylor-6-2
T4Francesco Molinari-6E
T8Byeong Hun An-5-3
T8Zac Blair-5-3
T8Kevin Tway-5-3
T8Pat Perez-5-2
T8Nick Taylor-5-1
T8Billy Hurley III-5E
T14Phil Mickelson-4-3
T14David Lingmerth-4-2
T14Graeme McDowell-4-2
T14Morgan Hoffmann-4-1
T14Dustin Johnson-4-5
T19Chez Reavie-3-2
T19Zach Johnson-3-3
T19Brian Gay-3-1
T19Gonzalo Fdez-Castano-3-4
T19Mackenzie Hughes-3-1
T19Mark Anderson-3-1
T19Smylie Kaufman-3E
T19Shane Lowry-3-4
T19Rafael Cabrera Bello-31
T19John Peterson-32
T29Martin Laird-2-1
T29JT Poston-2-2
T29Chad Collins-2-3
T29J.B. Holmes-21
T29Ben Martin-22
T34Robert Streb-1E
T34Tyler Aldridge-1-1
T34Daniel Berger-1E
T34Spencer Levin-1-1
T34Brandon Hagy-1-1
T34Retief Goosen-11
T34D.A. Points-11
T34Kyle Reifers-11
T34Jonathan Randolph-11
T34Nick Watney-1-2
T34Emiliano Grillo-11
T34Paul Casey-1-2
T34Ricky Barnes-1-2
T34Bryce Molder-1-2
T34Robby Shelton-1-2
T49Julian EtulainE1
T49Patton KizzireEE
T49Hunter MahanE-1
T49Brett DrewittE-1
T49Grayson MurrayE4
T49Seamus PowerE5
T55Luke List12
T55Xander Schauffele14
T55Adam Scott1E
T58Ryan Armour23
T58Matt Jones22
T58James Hahn23
T58Brad Fritsch22
T58Tyrone van Aswegen21
T58Shawn Stefani25
T58Curtis Luck21
T65Justin Lower33
T65Tag Ridings35
T65Hudson Swafford32
T65Ryan Blaum32
T65Miguel Angel Carballo32
T70Lucas Glover44
T70Ken Duke44
T70Jason Kokrak43
T70Chris Kirk43
T70J.J. Henry43
-Fabian Gomez55
-Greg Owen65
-Jason Bohn65
-Martin Flores65
-Steven Alker65
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