Henley leads by one
Russell Henley moved into the lead of the Deutsche Bank Championship following a third round 65 at TPC Boston.
The American added a six under 65 to his opening rounds of 70 and 66 to leave him on 12 under for the event, one stroke ahead of fellow countryman Billy Horschel.
After a birdie and a bogey, Henley found himself on even par on the seventh tee. The Georgian went on to birdie five out of the next seven holes and added another birdie on the par four 17th.
“I think I’m just still figuring it all out,” the 25-year-old told golf.com.
“I feel like I’ve been working really hard on my ball-striking to keep the ball more in front of me. I always feel pretty good with my putter. The other thing I have to work on is my attitude, and not be so hard on myself.”
Meanwhile, US PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy shot up the leaderboard with a scintillating seven under 64, bringing him to within two strokes of the lead.
” It feels normal,” said the Northern Irishman about the low round that included seven birdies and no dropped shots.
“It feels like it’s what I’m supposed to do. It’s my job to go out there and shoot good scores. I’m not getting too excited about it. I’ve got a lot of work to do tomorrow if I want to win this tournament.”
Joining McIlroy on ten under for the tournament is Australia’s Jason Day and American Chris Kirk, who also carded a 64.
Henley is weary of the threat from the talented McIlroy, especially with just one round to go.
“He’s obviously a tough guy to beat,” added Henley, who has two PGA Tour wins
“But like I said, there’s a lot of tough guys to beat. Rory has had a heck of a run and I’m sure he’ll continue that.”
Meanwhile, WGC-Cadillac Championship winner Patrick Reed carded a disappointing 82 to miss the cut, while Matt Every slumped to uninspiring 86.
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