Deutsche Bank beautifully poised
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship | Day Three | 05 Sep 2011
The Deutsche Bank Championship is beautifully poised as the event enters its final round tomorrow at the TPC Boston in Norton on the outskirts of Boston in Massachusetts.
Bubba Watson leads by one over a group of five players, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Chez Reavie, Brendan Steele and Jerry Kelly but with a total of 24 players within four shots of the lead this is still anybody’s race.
Watson is on track to record his third victory of the season following victories earlier in the year in San Diego and New Orleans. He will need to be at his best to do so however with an incredible line-up of chances heading into the final round.
What makes the event so open is the fact that despite so many low scores being recorded only 11 under par leads. This is a golf course that gives with one hand and takes with the other and while there are still low scores available tomorrow the layout is demanding enough to ensure any mistakes are penalised.
Scott has won this event previously and finished runner-up once and Day was runner-up last year. Scott tread water for much of the third round before almost holing a 70 foot putt for eagle at the final hole. The resultant birdie however got him back within one of Watson and he looks a great chance to extend his impressive record at the TPC Boston.
Geoff Ogilvy put together what could be considered the most important round of the year for the Victorian. His round of 66 moved him from 34th overnight to a share of 12th but perhaps more importantly has opened the opportunity for him to remain in the Playoffs for the BMW Championship in two weeks time. If he is able to do so with another solid round tomorrow then his chances of Presidents Cup team inclusion remain alive.
Ogilvy has also kept alive his hopes of going one better than his share of second position in the event last year. He is just three shots from Watson’s lead.
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