Furyk, Day share 1-shot lead at Barclays


Jim Furyk and Jason Day sit at 9 under and share a one-shot lead over a crowded leaderboard at the Barclays heading into Sunday. Here's what you may have missed on Saturday from Ridgewood CC in Paramus, N.J.

Leaderboard: Furyk (-9), Day (-9), Hunter Mahan (-8), Morgan Hoffmann (-7), Matt Kuchar (-7), Kevin Na (-7), Bo Van Pelt (-7), Kevin Chappell (-7), Brendon Todd (-7), Cameron Tringale (-7)

What it means: Furyk shot a fairly boring yet very solid 2-under 69 in Round 3. He made 16 pars, with 12 on his first 12 holes, before birdies at 13 and 16. He finished with a key up-and-down from the greenside bunker on 18 to get into the clubhouse tied for the lead. Day, on the other hand, had a far more adventurous back nine, featuring four birdies, a bogey and a double. His dropped shots, oddly enough, came on two par 5s, Nos. 13 and 17. His double on the 13th came as a result of a lost ball. His bogey on 17 was surrounded by three birdies on his final four holes.

Round of the day: Morgan Hoffmann posted a bogey-free 5-under 66 to vault himself into a tie for third. Hoffmann, a Wyckoff, N.J., native, is spending the week with his family and sleeping in his old room. After a 70-70 start to the tournament, the homecooking finally paid off.Saturday.

Best of the rest: Hunter Mahan would have made it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard, but missed a 6-footer for par on the final hole to shoot 68 and leave himself one off the pace. Cameron Tringale and Brendon Todd both had opportunities to join Mahan at minus-8 but both, playing in the day's final two groups, made bogey on 18 to fall two shots back.

Biggest disappointment: Overnight leader and world No. 2 Adam Scott blew up Saturday with a 4-over 75. After making par on each of his first eight holes, he finished with three bogeys and a double against just one birdie. Even an even-par round Saturday would have kept Scott only one back. Now, he trails by five.

Shot of the day: He missed the secondary cut, but Phil Mickelson could hardly be accused of selling the New Jersey fans short. Mickelson played from the hopitality tent to the left of the par-4 fifth for the second straight round. And this time he got up and down for par. Later, once he knew his tournament was over on 18, he made - and lost - a $20 bet with a fan. That's Phil for you.

Biggest storylines heading into Sunday: Here Furyk goes again. The 44-year-old has not won since the 2010 Tour Championship, almost four years ago. Over that stretch he has failed to close his last seven 54-hole leads. His most recent near-miss came at the RBC Canadian Open in July, when he couldn't hold onto a three-shot lead to start his round. Day, meanwhile, fell into an injury-induced lull following his win at the WGC-Match Play earlier this year but rebounded to contend at the PGA just two weeks ago and is back again. He is in search of his third PGA Tour victory. Aside from those two, there are 22 other players within four shots of the lead.