Reed, Fowler dueling at The Barclays

Rickie Fowler current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Rickie Fowler current official PGA TOUR headshot
(Photo by: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Third Round Update – PGA TOUR– FedEx Cup Playoffs – THE BARCLAYS – Bethpage Black – FedExCup5New York —

Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed are dueling at The Barclays – the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs – tied at 8-under with a handful of holes remaining in the third round.

Reed, the overnight leader, is looking for his first victory of the season after nine Top 10s. Fowler, who competed in the Rio Olympics, is also without a title. Both are looking for a bump in Ryder Cup standings and FedEx Cup points as a win is worth 2,000 points in the FedEx Cup race.

Adam Scott posted 65 earlier Saturday to apply early pressure to the lead pairings. Scott, who was unbeatable for a stretch in February and March with two victories, has been quiet all summer. He entered the week third in the FedEx Cup standings and sits third at Bethpage Black at the moment at 7-under and shot back. He had a lead for a moment Saturday.

Martin Laird is fourth alone at 6-under with a hole to play and a host of players are 5-under including Jason Day, Ryan Moore and Justin Thomas. The group at T-11 and 4-under just four back includes Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson.

Reed and Fowler were both 40-to-1 underdogs heading into the week at Ladbrokes.comTheBarclays

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