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Aaron Brown
August 22, 2017

Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship.

The Swedish number one, who is a five-time PGA Tour victor, will take a one-shot lead going in the final day's play at Sedgefield Country Club and he is aiming to keep the momentum going.

"I played good, and have been playing good for a while", Every said.

The PGA Tour season ended on Sunday and with it went the hopes of two Canadian golfers, David Hearn and Brad Fritsch.

But the 2006 US Open victor fought back with two rounds of 66 to get inside the top 25 then turned on an exhibition over the opening nine holes of the final day. He is one shot back after finishing with six birdies and one bogey in his bid to win for the first time in over five years.

Sunday was Zac Blair's 27th birthday, but the Ogden native and former BYU golfer didn't receive the present he wished for most - continued exempt status on the PGA Tour.

"I didn't realise how much I wanted it until I turned up this week and felt how I felt on the first tee", said Ogilvy.

"I played as hard as I could and met all my goals mentally out there and gave myself a great chance", he said.

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In the field in part to ensure he fulfilled the minimum 15 event requirement to maintain his Tour status, the man known as the Iceman lived up to the moniker with a nerveless performance on the back nine at Sedgefield Country Club, emerging victorious over 24-year-old rising star Ollie Schniederjans by a solitary stroke.

Stenson said he left his driver in his locker all week - "he's a little anxious to get out there and start getting some air time next week", he quipped of the club - and certainly didn't need it on the par-70 Sedgefield course. He birdied the 13th as well as the 15th, 16th and 17th holes to pip the young American. Dru Love shot 75 on Saturday and won't play in the last round (he tied for 75th).

The MDF ("made cut, did not finish") rule was introduced by the PGA Tour in 2008 while the European Tour also adopted a similar secondary cut rule at the start of this season. His backside birdies came on Nos. 14, 15 and 17, landing his second shot inside of 10 feet.

Na - who hasn't won on tour since 2011 - joined Stenson in making a big move on the back nine.

"I've been reading greens good".

Davis Love shot a three-under 67 and is three shots back in a tie for sixth with Richy Werenski (64) and Harold Varner (66).

"It's been a while since I won", he said, "so I think I'm ready".

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