Z. Johnson, Spieth one back through 54 at Wyndham


With rain interrupting play early Saturday morning at Sedgefield Country Club, the Wyndham Championship leaderboard has become a crowded one with just 18 holes to play. Here's the skinny heading into the final round in Greensboro, where John Huh and Patrick Reed share the lead:

Leaderboard: John Huh (-10), Patrick Reed (-10), Zach Johnson (-9), Jordan Spieth (-9), Bob Estes (-9), Robert Garrigus (-8), Matt Every (-8), Brian Harman (-8)

What it means: Huh and Reed both began slowly after morning rain fell at Sedgefield, with Huh taking a triple-bogey 7 on the second hole while Reed played his first six holes in 2 over. Both rallied impressively, though, notably Reed, who regained sole possession of the lead with three straight birdies from holes 14-16. When he bogeyed the final hole of the day, Reed fell back into a tie with Huh. Several players still have a realistic chance to win, though, as eight will begin the final round within two shots of the lead.

Round of the day: Perhaps the hottest golfer on Tour, Johnson began his week in Greensboro on the heels of four straight top-10 finishes, a stretch that included both the British Open and PGA Championship. The former Masters champion put himself in position for yet another top finish Saturday at Sedgefield, carding a 4-under 66 to move within two shots of Reed. Johnson birdied five of his first 14 holes during the third round and briefly held a share of the lead before dropping back to 9-under 201 with a bogey on the home hole.

Best of the rest: Like Johnson, Brendan Steele surged up the leaderboard Saturday thanks to a 4-under 66 that included only a single blemish. Beginning the day on the back nine, Steele turned in 1-under 34 before adding three birdies in a four-hole stretch from Nos. 1-4. In his most recent start, Steele recorded his best finish of the year, a fourth-place showing at the Reno-Tahoe Open, and the one-time Tour winner will now begin the final round alone in ninth place, four shots off the pace.

Biggest disappointment: Beginning the day inside the top 25, veteran Stuart Appleby appeared in position for a timely high finish as he looks to bolster his chances for the upcoming FedEx Cup playoffs. Instead, though, the Aussie tumbled down the leaderboard Saturday, carding a 6-over 76 that included an outward nine of 6-over 41. As a result, Appleby fell all the way to 2-over 212 and now finds himself in a tie for 67th through three rounds.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: There is no shortage of potential stories in Greensboro, where Reed is in search of his first career PGA Tour title and Huh, the reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, looks for his first win since last year's Mayakoba Classic. Much of the attention will be placed upon the players directly below them on the leaderboard, though, as Johnson hopes to accrue precious Presidents Cup points with yet another high finish while the 20-year-old Spieth could potentially become the youngest player in PGA Tour history with multiple victories.