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Sergio Garcia holds a one-shot lead on fourteen-under heading into the final round of the Wyndham Championship.

Sergio Garcia holds a one-shot lead on fourteen-under heading into the final round of the Wyndham Championship.

Garcia has not won on the PGA Tour since 2008, his last victory coming at the Players Championship, but a strong third round off 66 has put him in a good position to end this drought.

The Spaniard carded five birdies and a bogey at the Sedgefield Country Club, backing up superb 63 on Friday that rocketed him into contention.

“Obviously I would love to be two, three shots better but I’m in a good situation,” Garcia told the official PGA website.

“It’s going to be a tough day, there’s no doubt about it. A lot of very good players behind me are trying to achieve the same thing I’m trying to achieve.

“Hopefully I’ll go out there in the final round, play well again and give myself a good shot at winning.”

Garcia has extra motivation to win the tournament, with a victory enough to guarantee the 32-year-old a spot in the Ryder Cup later this year.

South African Tim Clark and American Bud Cauley are a shot adrift of the leader after carding rounds of 67 and 66 respectively.

Clark will be ruing some poor putting which stymied his charge after he missed a short par putt on the 12th and then was unable to captitalise on birdie opportunities on the 15th and 16th.

The low round of the day went to Jason Dufner who carded a superb 63 that consisted of seven birdies and not one dropped shot.

As a result the American is two shots back, tied for fourth with compatriot Harris English and Carl Pettersson of Sweden.

Second round leader Webb Simpson was unable to consolidate his position, posting a mediocre 71 to fall back to a tie for tenth on ten-under-par.

“I got to figure out a way to get it done tomorrow,” mused the US Open champion.
“I got to figure out a way to score and make putts. The birdies make the bogies disappear.”

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