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Horschel trying to hold off Rory, Bubba and Kaymer

Final Round Update – PGA Tour – FedEx Cup Playoffs – BMW Championship –Cherry Hills Country Club – Cherry Hills Village, Colorado –

American Billy Horschel, who finished T-2 last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, holds a two-shot lead at Cherry Hills Country Club near Denver in the final round of the BMW Championship.

Horschel, who raced into the lead with Saturday’s7-under-63, is 14-under overall just a few holes into the final round. He leads Ryan Palmer with Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson lurking at 9-under.

At a tie for 5th at 8-under is World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, U.S. Open and PLAYERS champion Martin Kaymer and 36-hole leader Sergio Garcia.

Horschel, who is a PGA Tour winner, has a stacked group of proven champions chasing him. At Ladbrokes.com, Horschel was a 66-to-1 betting selection heading into the week. At 45th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Horschel entered the week at 20th in the FedEx Cup Standings. A victory would move him into the top spot.

Watch for a dramatic finish – perhaps a playoff. The “game within the game” includes players trying to earn a strong finish to earn a spot in the TOUR Championship next week. Only the Top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings advance.

Other Golf News:

  • Esteban Toledo and David Faxon entered the final round of the Quebec Championship as co-leaders. Toledo, who won the title a year ago in a playoff, sits 11-under overall at the moment and leads by a shot over American Scott Simpson. The final groups are nearing the turn.
  • American David Lipsky (18-under) outlasted England’s Graeme Storm on the first playoff hole to win the Omega European Masters. Lipsky, an 80-1 long shot betting selection, captured his maiden European Tour title as the 369th ranked player in the world. American Brooks Koepka finished up T-3, while Tommy Fleetwood and Jamie Donaldson logged Top 10s.
  • Canada’s Adam Hadwin (17-under overall) leads the Chiquita Classic in the Web.com Tour Finals by two shots as the final groups reach the homeward nine holes.
  • Tom Watson’s captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup – Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson – all struggled this week in Denver. Bradley withdrew after round two, while Mahan (T-46 at the moment) and Simpson (T-52) failed to contend.