England’s Paul Casey shot a five-under 65 on Saturday to hold a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the season ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.
The former world number three survived a mini-slump just before the turn and now stands just one round away from ending an eight year winless streak on the PGA Tour.
Casey started his round on fire with three birdies and an eagle in the first seven holes before two consecutive bogeys took the wind out of his sails at eight and nine.
The 40-year old held his nerve, and then reeled off two more birdies coming home, including a huge 40 footer at 17 to wrap up another good day at East Lake.
Casey finished at 12-under par, two shots ahead of Americans Kevin Kisner (64) and rookie Xander Schauffele (65).
Were he to win, it would be just his second PGA Tour victory after the 2009 Houston Open, and his first anywhere since the 2014 Dutch Open.
Victory on Sunday might also be enough to land him the FedEx Cup and the huge $10 million jackpot that comes with it.
Should the Englishman prevail, he would need Justin Thomas, currently tied for fourth position, to finish in a three-way tie for third place or worse to claim golf’s biggest prize.
The USGA admitted it was at fault on Saturday after several players blasted the US Open course set up at Shinnecock Hills.
Dustin Johnson still believes he is in a strong position to win the US Open, despite seeing his four-shot advantage wiped out.
Tony Finau and Daniel Berger made big moves at the US Open after profiting from the morning conditions to earn a share of the lead.
Phil Mickelson’s decision to deliberately hit a moving ball at the US Open on Saturday had everyone shaking their heads.
Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace produced almost carbon copy rounds at the Meijer LPGA Classic to create a two-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard.
After missing the cut at Shinnecock Hills on Friday, Rory McIlroy would just like to put his miserable US Open experience behind him.
Justin Rose and Ian Poulter vowed to remain positive going into the weekend at the US Open despite trailing Dustin Johnson by five shots.
Dustin Johnson moved four shots clear at the US Open after challenger Ian Poulter fell away with a dreadful finish to his round.
Tommy Fleetwood made a big surge up the leaderboard at the US Open after producing the lowest round of the tournament so far.