Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson have moved to the summit of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields after an even more challenging day in Illinois.
With the course continuing to test players to every extend, the Japanese star and the current world No 1 opened up a two-shot lead as the occupy a share of top-spot on 1 under par.
Both Matsuyama and Johnson shot a 1-under-par 69 in their respective third rounds and are the only two players under par heading into the deciding final round.
Making a move. 🐦
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 29, 2020
A grandstand finish by Johnson on Sunday, though, could all but secure the FedEx race for him after claiming an impressive victory at last weekend’s The Northern Trust in Boston.
Johnson’s closest challenger on the FedEx Cup standings, Justin Thomas, will start the final round in T43 and on a disappointing 8 over par after a difficult couple of days so far at the BMW Championship.
Adam Scott, Mackenzie Hughes and Joaquin Niemann are all in T2 after Saturday’s action after finishing the round on 1 over par.
After making a very solid start to his round, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen had to settle for a disappointing 4-over 74 that saw him drop down to T21.
Countryman Dylan Frittelli managed to improve on his score by shooting a 1-under-par 69 on Saturday, which helped him to move up 19 spots into T26 and on 6 over.