You Oughta Know: The Barclays


Jim Furyk and Jason Day have a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of The Barclays. Here's what You Oughta Know going into the final round at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

• Furyk is really good through 54 holes, but 72? Not so much. This is his eighth 54-hole lead since the beginning of 2012, the most of anyone in that span. He has not converted any of them.

• Furyk is seeking his first win since the 2010 Tour Championship.

• Co-leader Day can thank his putter for his position; he leads the field in strokes gained putting this week, and was 13 for 13 on putts inside 10 feet in the third round.

Hunter Mahan, one stroke back, has shot eight consecutive rounds of par or better, dating back to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational final round.

• Mahan's stroke average in August, 68.20, is a significant improvement over his average in June-July, 71.56.

Kevin Chappell is seeking his first PGA Tour win, but the odds don't favor him. Camilo Villegas (2008 BMW Championship) is the only player to make a playoff event his first PGA Tour win.

• Hot: Morgan Hoffman is 15 for 16 on putts inside 15 feet this week.

• Not: Rory McIlroy has made just one of 13 putts between 10 and 20 feet this week. In winning the PGA Championship, he was eight for 22 at that distance.

• Not a great omen for Furyk or Day: Both previous Barclays winners at Ridgewood trailed entering the final round. Vijay Singh in 2008 and Matt Kuchar in 2010 would go on to win in a playoff.

Information compiled by Golf Channel Senior Researcher Justin Ray.