You Oughta Know: Deutsche Bank Championship


NORTON, Mass. – Louis Oosthuizen ran away from the field during an 8-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a three-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Here are a few things You Oughta Know as we head into the final round at TPC Boston.

• Oosthuizen’s 54-hole total of 19-under 194 is a new tournament record, breaking the previous mark of 196 set by Mike Weir (2008) and Jason Day (’10). Neither of those players, however, were able to hold on and win.

• Oosthuizen would take over the top spot in the FedEx Cup points rankings if he wins, and Nick Watney, currently T-19, does not finish inside the top 4.

• Oosthuizen rattled off seven consecutive birdies on Sunday. His previous high in a PGA Tour event was four. The Tour record for most in a row is nine, set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2009.

• With a win on Monday, Rory McIlroy could join Tiger Woods as the only players to win three times on Tour this season.

• Only three players in tournament history (Woods, 2004; Olin Browne, ’05; Steve Stricker, ’09) have won after holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

• The third-round leader or co-leader has won 13 of 37 stroke-play events this season.

• Woods enters the final round trailing Oosthuizen by six shots. His largest 54-hole comeback is five shots – 2009 Bay Hill and 2000 Pebble Beach.