Furyk increases lead to 3 in Canada


Jim Furyk, who tied the course record with a 63 on Friday, followed it up with a bogey-free 65 and pulled away to a three-stroke lead after 54 holes of the RBC Canadian Open. Here's how things stand after three rounds in Montreal.

Leaderboard: Jim Furyk (-15), Tim Clark (-12), Kyle Stanley (-10), Jamie Lovemark (-9)

What it means: Furyk won this event in 2006 and 2007, and he's in prime position to add a third title. A 16-time winner on the PGA Tour, Furyk hasn't won since the 2010 Tour Championship.

Round of the day: Tim Clark shot a 6-under 64, starting birdie-eagle and finishing birdie-birdie.

Shot of the day: Clark holed out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 second hole.

Biggest disappointment: Tim Petrovic, seeking his first win since 2005, started the third round tied with Furyk but shot a 2-over 72 to fall seven strokes off the pace. Canada's best hope for a native-son winner, Graham DeLaet, started the day two shots behind Furyk but shot even-par 70, three-putting his final hole for a bogey. He trails by seven.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Furyk, 44, been in this position many times before, and none of the closest challengers have anything close to his pedigree. Long-putter-wielding Clark hasn't won since May 2010 and Stanley's only win came in 2012, a week after he blew a three-shot lead on the final hole.