Day edges ahead in Massachusetts

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Jason Day birdied the final hole to move into a one-shot lead at the end of the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Jason Day birdied the final hole to move into a one-shot lead at the end of Sunday’s third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Australian rolled in a straightforward putt to finish with a four at the par-five 18th and sign for a round of 66 in testing conditions on the TPC Boston layout.

Day, who clinched his maiden win on the PGA Tour in Texas back in May, carded just the single bogey to move to 17 under heading into Monday’s Labour Day finish.

“I played great today and just made one little mistake,” he said, referring to his bogey at the 16th.

“Overall I feel very happy with how I played and how I handled myself. Tomorrow I’m just going to try to do what I did today.”

Brandt Snedeker, who had started the day level with Day at the top of the leaderboard, is a shot back after signing for a 67.

Englishman Luke Donald is well placed on 15 under par – two off the pace – after a 66 that included five birdies on an impressive back nine.

Steve Stricker, who could yet take over as world number one from Tiger Woods by the end of the tournament, and Charley Hoffman are a further two shots back in a tie for fourth place.

Phil Mickelson, another contender for the top spot, is looming large after a four-under-par 67 took him to 12 under for the tournament.

Woods, meawhile, seems certain to extend his winless streak despite following up his stunning score of 65 on Saturday with a 69 on Sunday.

The American sits 10 strokes back – he started the day seven adrift – but does now look almost certain to go through to the next round in the FedEx Cup play-off series, the BMW Championship.

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