Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under-par 66 on Saturday and heads into the final round of the Wyndham Championship with a one-stroke lead.
The 41-year-old Stenson was at even-par on his round, after 12 up and down holes (four birdies, two bogeys, and a double).
The 2016 Open Champion settled down, though, and finished with four birdies over his final six holes to get to 16-under par and the outright lead, one ahead of Webb Simpson.
“It’s all about how you finish, I guess,” Stenson said. “I came back strongly, great birdies coming home and right where we want to be.”
Simpson who was the 54-hole leader with Ryan Amour, was tied with Stenson after 16 flawless holes of golf, but a late bogey on the par-4 17th dropped him back to 15-under.
“Any time you’re within two or three of the lead, you know you’ve got a good chance,” Simpson said. “And for more guys on tour, it’s not every week that you have a chance to win. Hopefully, I’m going to take advantage of it and come out and play a good, solid day.”
Kevin Na (65) and Ollie Schniederjans (66) are also at 15-under.
Johnson Wagner was 14-under following a 5-under 65, highlighted by a hole-out eagle on the par-4 first.
Rookie Richy Werenski (64), Harold Varner III (66), and Davis Love III (67) are tied at 13-under.
1 Henrik Stenson -16 (62-66-66)
T2 Kevin Na -15 (67-63-65)
T2 Ollie Schniederjans -15 (66-63-66)
T2 Webb Simpson -15 (63-64-68)
5 Johnson Wagner -14 (67-64-65)
T6 Richy Werenski -13 (67-66-64)
T6 Harold Varner III -13 (63-68-66)
T6 Davis Love III -13 (64-66-67)
T9 Soren Kjeldsen -12 (69-63-66)
T9 Shane Lowry -12 (67-64-67)
Wyndham Championship: Round 3 Highlights
Quotable: Henrik Stenson
“You can’t win a tournament on Saturday but you can certainly put your name out of the mix. I started off nice and made four birdies in the first six holes, then I had a bit of a rough patch. Bad 7-iron on 7 that cost me two and bad tee shot on 11, cost me another bogey.
Standing on the 12th, things weren’t going great but I was hanging in there and kept my patience and kept on hitting good shots and got the reward for a couple of good shots and couple of putts coming in and birdied four of the last six.”
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