Furyk, Day share Barclays lead

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American Jim Furyk and Australian Jason Day head into the final round of The Barclays tied for first place on nine-under.

Furyk carded an even-par 35 on the front nine at the Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey, and scored birdies on the 13th and 16th holes to finish the third round two-under on 69.

The 44-year-old is well placed to win his 17th PGA title, but has gained a reputation for choking in the final round over the last three years.

Since the beginning of the 2012 season, Furyk has held the 54-hole lead on seven occasions without going on to claim victory.

At the Canadian Open, he lead by three strokes after round three but a one-under 69 in the final round was not enough to take the title. He told Golfchannel.com that the past losses would not affect him on Sunday.

“It’s done; it’s over. I’ve thought about those situations and how I could handle them better. … Just put it behind me and try to use it to my advantage in the future,” said Furyk

“I don’t need any motivation. Sitting tied for the lead in a big of golf tournament on a golf course that I really enjoy playing and have a lot of respect for.

“I think it’s a great golf course. No extra motivation needed. I’m just happy to be in a good spot and looking forward to tomorrow.”

Day posted a three-under 68 in round three, carding bogeys on holes seven and 17, a double-bogey on the 13th and birdies on the second, third, sixth, tenth, 15th, 16th and 18th.

Hunter Mahan trails the leaders by a shot on eight-under after carding 68 in round three.

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