• Oosthuizen inside top 10 at Firestone

    Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa
    Starts Sunday seven back

    A third successive round in the 60s has Louis Oosthuizen primed for a strong finish at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

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    Oosthuizen heads into Sunday in a share of ninth place seven strokes back of Justin Thomas with Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy tied for second at 11 under.

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    The top-ranked South African added a 69 on Saturday to rounds of 68 and 66 to sit at -7 through 54 holes.

    Oosthuizen’s day got off to a solid start with a two-putt birdie on the 2nd and a chip in on the next to move swiftly to -2. Drops at the 4th and 6th, which came after missing a par putt from four feet, halted his progress up the packed leaderboard.

    After finding the bunker from the fairway on the 13th, Oosthuizen dropped another shot after failing to get up-and-down but restored parity with another chip in, this time on the 14th.

    A 16-foot birdie putt on ‘The Monster’ helped the South African back under par as he looks to bank a solid finish ahead of next week’s PGA Championship.

    Tommy Fleetwood joins Oosthuizen at 7:20pm on Sunday for the final round.

    Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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