Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 3

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Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 3

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Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 3

The PGA Tour is in Akron, Ohio, for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club’s South Course.

We tracked all of Saturday’s third-round action. Catch up with what you may have missed…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern

  • TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Saturday-Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.); CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.)
  • RADIO: PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and PGATour.com (Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.)
  • PGA TOUR LIVE: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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UPDATE NO. 12 (6:27 p.m. ET): Here’s your recap for the day!

UPDATE NO. 11 (5:56 p.m. ET): Never mind because Pieters does match!

Pieters drains a 32-footer for birdie at 18 to reach 9 under. That’s a 66 to Johnson’s 65. But both are 9 under and the 54-hole leaders.

UPDATE NO. 10 (5:53 p.m. ET): Zach Johnson birdies 18 and will be the solo 54-hole leader if Pieters can’t match!

UPDATE NO. 9 (5:42 p.m. ET): Pieters has bogeyed the 17th to drop to 8 under. He’s still tied for the lead alongside Scott Hend (finished) and Zach Johnson (through 17). McIlroy is two back playing the 18th.

UPDATE NO. 8 (5:32 p.m. ET): Pieters birdies 16 and is back in the solo lead.

UPDATE NO. 7 (4:55 p.m. ET): This is all of a sudden a lot tighter. Pieters bogeys 13 and 14 and drops into a tie for the lead at 8 under. Scott Hend and Zach Johnson have caught him. Hend posts a third-round 63 while Johnson is 4 under through 14 on Saturday. McIlroy pars 13 and 14 and is now within two after Pieters’ mistakes.

UPDATE NO. 6 (4:21 p.m. ET): Rory McIlroy is looking to make a charge. A birdie at 11 was followed by the deft chip-in at No. 12. Another birdie and he’s 6 under, now four back of Pieters – who birdied the par-4 10th.

UPDATE NO. 5 (3:08 p.m. ET): Pieters stuffs it to 6 feet at No. 5 and rolls in the birdie putt at the par 3. He’s now 9 under. The lead is still two, though, as Zach Johnson birdies the sixth in the meantime to move to 7 under.

UPDATE NO. 4 (2:56 p.m. ET): Thomas Pieters birdies his first three holes of Round 3 and the first-round leader has seized back his post as top dog. He’s now 8 under and leads by two (he has since parred the fourth to stay there). McIlroy is three back, Day four and Spieth is now five behind. Spieth made back-to-back bogeys after opening birdie-birdie.

UPDATE NO. 3 (2:01 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth birdies No. 2 as well! OK, it’s a short par 5 that Jason Day birdied, too. Regardless Spieth is now 5 under, tied for second and just two back. Day is only three behind.

UPDATE NO. 2 (1:37 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth. Opening birdie. He moves to 4 under and is just three back. Day pars No. 1 to remain 3 under.

UPDATE NO. 1 (12:45 p.m. ET): Welcome to Day 3! The final group is still 75 minutes away. For now, no huge moves toward the lead. Jordan Spieth and Jason Day tee off in roughly half an hour. Rory McIlroy is off at 1:50 p.m.

In the meantime, here’s some Kuuuuch magic!

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