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You Oughta Know: Marathon finish at Zurich Classic

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Heavy rains halted play for the third straight day at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but Erik Compton still snuck in enough third-round golf to catch Jason Day atop the leaderboard. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into a marathon final day at TPC Louisiana, where Compton and Day share the lead:

  • The leaders, including Day, have only completed three holes of the third round. Play will resume at 7:30 a.m. CT, with final-round tee times expected between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CT. Players will not be re-grouped in between rounds.
  • Day began the third round with a one-shot lead. He is making his first start in New Orleans since 2009 and is in search of his second win this season after capturing the Farmers Insurance Open in February.
  • Day has five top-25 finishes in seven starts this season, with no result worse than a T-31 finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He finished T-28 at the Masters.
  • Compton was a runner-up last year at the U.S. Open but is still in search of his first PGA Tour win. His lone top-25 finish in 13 starts this season came at the Humana Challenge, where he tied for 10th.
  • Justin Rose will begin the day 12 under, one behind Day and Compton. Rose has shot even-par or better in each of his last 14 rounds at TPC Louisiana and is in position for his fourth straight top-15 finish at this event.
  • A pair of highly touted rookies are still in the mix. Justin Thomas is tied for seventh at 11 under, while Daniel Berger is 10 under, three shots off the pace. Thomas has four top-10 finishes this season, and Berger lost in a playoff at the Honda Classic.
  • Rookie Blayne Barber is tied for third at 12 under, having completed 11 holes of his third round. Barber has a pair of top-10 finishes this season but hasn't cracked the top 50 since a T-12 finish at the Northern Trust Open in February.
  • Veteran Jerry Kelly is alongside Barber at 12 under. The 48-year-old is looking to become the oldest winner this season and hoist a trophy for the first time since winning this event in 2009.
  • Seven of the top 10 players are in search of their first victory. Coincidentally, seven of the last 10 Zurich champs have made this their first victory on Tour, including each of the last three winners (Jason Dufner, Billy Horschel, Seung-Yul Noh).