Cup duo seek redemption

  • Last Updated: October 21 2012, 0:20 BST

Ryder Cup captain Davis Love and one of his beaten players from Medinah share the lead going into the final round of The McGladrey Classic.

Furyk and Love will battle it out on Sunday

Love and Jim Furyk both carded third rounds of 66 at Sea Island to finish the day 13 under par, two shots ahead of fellow American DJ Trahan and halfway leader Arjun Atwal of India.

Furyk returned a flawless scorecard with four birdies in his first 10 holes, while tournament host Love had two bogeys and six birdies, including one on the 18th.

Both men are looking to banish memories of the Ryder Cup, where Jose Maria Olazabal's European side came from 10-6 down on the final day to claim a remarkable victory.

But for Furyk in particular, Sunday represents a chance to make partial amends for a nightmare season with a first win since 2010.

The 42-year-old lost in a four-man play-off at the Transitions Championship, failed to win the US Open after leading with three holes to play, double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to lose the Bridgestone Invitational and bogeyed the final two holes to lose his singles match to Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup.

"He was real close to an All-Star, hero year," Love said of Furyk. "And that showed today. He came out firing and looked like he was going to birdie every hole."

Furyk added on www.pgatour.com: "You get your tail kicked in this game a lot and I think it makes the good times and the wins that much sweeter.

"I'm not one of those people that after those events, I never sat back and didn't work. It made me work harder."

Coming into the event with low expectations has worked in Furyk's favour and he added: "If I now said, 'OK, I'm tied for the lead and there's only one round to go' and I try to flip my mindset, I'm going to get tight and it's going to be harder to score.

"I had played a lot of golf, I was tired, so I was trying to get away and felt that was the best thing I could do at the time, so I came in here just not really expecting that much.

"I know I'm playing well, I know my game's in good shape, so let's see what happens. And I'm going to do the same thing tomorrow."

Collated third-round scores (USA unless stated, par 70):

197 Jim Furyk 66 65 66, Davis Love III 65 66 66

199 Arjun Atwal (Ind) 67 63 69, D.J. Trahan 66 67 66

200 Bud Cauley 62 70 68

201 Ben Crane 68 71 62, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 69 65 67, Mathew Goggin (Aus) 67 66 68, Will Claxton 70 66 65, Charles Howell III 66 68 67

202 Peter Tomasulo 67 67 68, Michael Thompson 65 68 69, Chad Campbell 66 67 69, Vijay Singh (Fij) 66 68 68, Brian Gay 65 68 69, Kyle Reifers 67 68 67, David Toms 65 67 70, Gavin Coles (Aus) 67 65 70

203 Brendon De Jonge 66 69 68, Ben Curtis 68 69 66, Mark Wilson 68 69 66, Harris English 71 66 66, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 68 69 66, Joe Durant 65 71 67, David Mathis 69 69 65, Ken Duke 67 68 68, Roberto Castro 69 66 68, Billy Horschel 68 69 66

204 Jason Kokrak 68 70 66, Garth Mulroy (Rsa) 68 70 66, Bill Lunde 68 68 68, Greg Owen (Eng) 64 69 71, Brian Harman 67 72 65, Danny Lee (Nzl) 65 70 69, Brendan Steele 67 71 66, Boo Weekley 64 71 69, Camilo Villegas (Col) 65 71 68, Tommy Gainey 69 67 68, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 67 68 69, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 69 68 67

205 Scott Stallings 68 70 67, Zach Johnson 65 70 70, Rocco Mediate 70 68 67, Kevin Chappell 71 66 68, Matthew Jones (Aus) 72 67 66, Blake Adams 68 68 69, Charlie Beljan 66 71 68

206 Martin Flores 65 69 72, Tim Herron 69 66 71, Stewart Cink 69 70 67, Chase Wright 67 71 68, Jason Day (Aus) 67 67 72, Alexandre Rocha (Bra) 68 68 70, Sean O'Hair 73 66 67, Russell Knox (Sco) 71 68 67

207 Chris Kirk 69 70 68, Scott Brown 67 70 70, Rodney Pampling (Aus) 64 71 72, Marco Dawson 62 75 70, Zack Miller 68 71 68, James Driscoll 67 69 71, Billy Hurley III 66 71 70, Nathan Green (Aus) 72 67 68, Matthew Every 67 72 68, Cameron Beckman 66 73 68

208 Justin Leonard 68 70 70, Jeff Overton 69 70 69, Kyle Thompson 67 72 69, David Hearn (Can) 66 71 71, Heath Slocum 69 68 71, Mark Anderson 69 70 69

209 Billy Mayfair 72 66 71, Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 70 69 70, Richard H. Lee 67 71 71, Gary Christian (Eng) 67 69 73, Angel Cabrera (Arg) 68 71 70, Steven Bowditch (Aus) 68 66 75, Jason Bohn 69 67 73

210 Carl Paulson 68 71 71, Brian Davis (Eng) 74 65 71, John Rollins 69 70 71, Robert Allenby (Aus) 69 70 71, Edward Loar 68 70 72

211 Erik Compton 69 69 73, Jonas Blixt (Swe) 72 67 72

212 Alex Cejka (Ger) 70 67 75, J.J Killeen 66 71 75

214 Chris Di Marco 72 67 75


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