Tour Tracker: Henley leads at Deutsche Bank

Russell Henley took the lead after shooting a 65 on Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Russell Henley took the lead after shooting a 65 on Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Russell Henley seized the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, shooting a 6-under 65 in the third round, but Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day sit close behind with one round to go.

See how it happened, and be sure to scroll down for all the coverage from TPC Boston.

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Update #28: 5:47 p.m. EDT

Jason Day nearly sinks his birdie putt, but will have to settle for par. He'll end his day at 10 under, tied with Chris Kirk and Rory McIlroy. That group is one back of Billy Horschel and two back of Russell Henley, who will make up the final group tomorrow.

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Update #27: 5:42 p.m. EDT

Jason Day will have a putt for birdie on No. 18.

Russell Henley is optimistic after taking the lead today.

"Any day you shoot 65 is a pretty good day out here on the PGA Tour," Henley said.

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Update #26: 5:32 p.m. EDT

Bill Horschel makes birdie on 18. He moves to 11 under after shooting a 4-under 67, sitting one stroke back of Russell Henley. Ryan Palmer and Jason Day are the only golfers left on the course.

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Update #25: 5:30 p.m. EDT

A note on Patrick Reed as the final groups near the finishing hole – Reed made four double bogeys on a five-hole stretch through holes 10-14. He's dropped 69 spots on the leaderboard today.

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Update #24: 5:25 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley finishes up his round with a par at No. 18, carding a 6-under 65. He leads at 12 under.

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Update #23: 5:20 p.m. EDT

Here's a look at how the nine players that have qualified for the US Ryder Cup team played today. Take a look at Patrick Reed, who shot 68-68-82 for the tournament. He'll miss the secondary cut after going 11 over today.

Bubba Watson: 2-under 69, T-40 overall

Rickie Fowler: 4-under 67, T-11 overall

Jim Furyk: 2-under 69, T-16 overall

Jimmy Walker: 3-under 68, T-21 overall

Phil Mickelson: 1-over 72, T-59

Matt Kuchar: 5 under through 17, T-21

Jordan Spieth: 2-under 69, T-11 overall

Patrick Reed: 11-over 82, T-74 overall

Zach Johnson: 1-under 70, T-27 overall

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Update #22: 5:12 p.m. EDT

And just like that, Billy Horschel exits that group at 9 under. He sinks a birdie putt at 17 to move to 10 under, tying the group of three that includes Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

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Update #21: 5:06 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley still holds the lead at 12 under. There's a group of three at 9 under, including Webb Simpson, who carded a 3-under 68, Bill Horschel, who's through 16, and Ryan Palmer who's 1 under through 15.

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Update #20: 5:06 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley goes up by two shots after making birdie at No. 17. Jason Day bogeyed his second straight hole at No. 15, dropping back to 10 under. He's now tied with Rory McIlroy and Chris Kirk.

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Update #19: 4:52 p.m. EDT

Jason Day makes his first bogey of the day at No. 14, falling back to 11 under and in a tie with Russell Henley.

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Update #18: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Jason Day grabs sole possession of the lead at No. 13, where he breaks his streak of five straight pars with a birdie.

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Update #17: 4:35 p.m. EDT

Ryder Cup hopeful Webb Simpson is having a solid day. He moves to 9 under after a birdie on the par-3 16th.

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Update #16: 4:31 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley makes a par at No. 14. He's 5 under on his past eight holes and tied for the lead with Jason Day at 11 under.

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Update #15: 4:20 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler drops in a birdie on the par-5 18th, carding a 4-under 67. Fowler will head into the final round at 7 under.

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Update #14: 4:18 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley drops a long birdie putt at the par-4 13th, tying Jason Day at the top of the leaderboard at 11 under.

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Update #13: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy played a bogey-free round, making 7 birdies en route to a 64.

"I've been in this position quite a lot recently so I know how it's going to feel tomorrow, I know what's going to happen out there," Rory McIlroy said about being in the mix on the final day. "Hopefully tomorrow is no different."

Keegan Bradley, a local favorite at TPC Boston, jumped back into the thick of things with a birdie at the par-4 13th. He's 2 under on the day and has yet to make a bogey. Bradley sits three back at 8 under.

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Update #12: 4 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-4 13th helps put Webb Simpson back into the mix. He joins three others at 8 under.

Chris Kirk makes birdie on 18, joining Rory McIlroy and Russell Henley in a tie for second at 10 under. Both Kirk and McIlroy will card 64s.

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Update #11: 3:53 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman taps in for birdie at the par-5 18th, making his 10th birdie of the day and finishing a round of 65. Streelman joins Billy Horschel and Ryan Palmer at 8 under, three shots back of Jason Day, who made the turn at 11 under after making par at the ninth.

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Update #10: 3:45 p.m. EDT

A couple of players are making a move behind Jason Day (11 under) and Rory McIlroy (10 under). Chris Kirk chipped in at No. 17 to move to 9 under and Russell Henley sits at 9 under with the chance to birdie No. 11 and move into a tie for second.

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Update #9: 3:36 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman will turn in a busy scorecard. He made nine birdies through the first 17 holes and nearly made No. 10 at the par-4 17th. He also recorded two bogeys and a double bogey, sitting at 7 under with one hole to go.

Jason Day parred No. 8, keeping the lead at 11 under.

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Update #8: 3:24 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy shows why he's the No. 1 player in the world at the par-3 16th, putting his tee shot to kick-in range. He'll move to 10 under, keeping pace with Jason Day, who birdied the par-5 seventh.

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Update #7: 3:20 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy seized sole possession of second place after making birdie on No. 15, his sixth of the day. He tapped in for birdie after sticking his approach shot.

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Update #6: 3:15 p.m. EDT

Jason Day remains two strokes up, sitting at 10 under par through six holes. A group of four golfers sits two back at 8 under, including Russell Henley, who dropped a lengthy birdie putt at the eighth holes to move into a tie for second. Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Chris Kirk are also at 8 under.

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Update #5: 2:28 p.m. EDT

Of those currently in the top 10, eight of them have won on the PGA Tour in 2014, with Billy Horschel and Keegan Bradley the only two without a trip to the winner's circle.

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Update #4: 2:22 p.m. EDT

Jason Day has taken a two-shot lead with a birdie at the par-5 second hole, moving to 9 under.

Geoff Ogilvy finished with a flourish, picking up an eagle on the 18th to post a 6-under 65 and get into the clubhouse at 7 under, currently tied for second.

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Update #3: 2:15 p.m. EDT

There are now eight players tied in third one shot behind the leaders, including Rory McIlroy, who birdies the 10th hole to move to 7 under. He has four birdies through 10 holes.

McIlroy is one of three players that are 4 under on their rounds to get them to 7 under, with Chesson Hadley through eight holes and Chris Kirk through 10.

Leaders Ryan Palmer and Jason Day both par the opening hole.

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Update #2: 2 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy has quietly climbed inside the top 10 behind three birdies over his first eight holes on Sunday and is now just two shots back of the leaders at 6 under.

McIlroy is 4 under on the front nine for the week.

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Update #1: 1:20 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson, a name that has been tossed around in Ryder Cup captain's picks discussions, opens his round with a birdie to get within one of the leaders.

Simpson came into the week at No. 22 in the FedEx Cup standings, mainly based on a win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and three other third-place finishes. Simpson has missed six cuts this season (in 22 starts), including three of the four majors (he finished T-45 at the U.S. Open). He also failed to make the weekend at the Players.

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