Live blog: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler & Marc Leishman battling at BMW Championship

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Live blog: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler & Marc Leishman battling at BMW Championship

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Live blog: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler & Marc Leishman battling at BMW Championship

The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this week as the PGA Tour makes its third of four stops in this season-ending series at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

Here’s a recap of Saturday’s Round 3.

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6 p.m.: Marc Leishman finishes up with a birdie at No. 18 and that’ll do it for today. His lead is now five as he enters the final round 19 under and looking for the wire-to-wire victory.

5:20 p.m.: Another bogey for Rickie Fowler at 16 and he’s now four shots off the lead at 14 under. Looking like Marc Leishman will be sleeping on a significant lead as he looks to go wire-to-wire.

5 p.m.: Rickie Fowler just blew a great opportunity for birdie at 15, missing a short putt. He’ll tap in for par to stay in solo second at 15 under. Jason Day still alone in third at 14 under and Stewart Cink and Justin Rose are T-4 at 12 under.

4:45 p.m.: Make it a 4-shot lead for Marc Leishman after birdie at 13. He’s at 18 under now and 2 under for the afternoon. Fowler is also 2 under for the day after a birdie at 14 to get to 17 under and reclaim solo second. Jason Day four shots back at 14 under, 1 under for the day. Needs to make something happen here.

4:30 p.m.: Scott Brown and Ryan Moore each shot 4-under 67 today with scores a bit higher than we saw early in the week They’re now T-4 at 11 under. Leishman still hanging on to that 3-shot lead at 17 under. Phil Mickelson in with a 2-under 69 and he’s still just outside the Tour Championship bubble, currently projected No. 33.

4:15 p.m.: Another huge par save for Leishman at the par-3 11th, left himself 14-feet for par and rolled it in. Day made bogey and Fowler just made bogey at 12, so they’re still T-2 but now three shots off the lead at 14 under. Can Leishman hang on? Putting up a pretty gritty fight this afternoon.

4 p.m.: Big par putt for Jason Day at No. 10 to stay T-2 at 15 under. Was in a really bad spot off the tee and scrambled for his 4. Leishman still clinging to that 2-shot lead at 17 under.

3:45 p.m.: Birdie at 9 for Jason Day to move into a tie for second with Rickie Fowler at 15 under. In other news, Jon Rahm shot 6-under 65 today and he’s now in the mix at 11 under. Looking for his third straight top-5 finish in these playoffs. Not bad, rookie.

3:40 p.m.: Up-and-down day for Leishman with three birdies and two bogeys through eight, but he’s holding on to that 2-shot lead over Rickie Fowler at 17 under. Fowler had a chance to take the lead by reaching the par-5 8th hole in two shots, but three-putted for par. He’s alone in second at 15 under and Jason Day is still very much in the mix at 14 under through 8.

2:50 p.m.: Marc Leishman hanging tough at 1 under for the day through 1 under through 5. He leads Fowler by 2 shots at 17 under and Jason Day is four back at 13 under. Could be a two or three-horse race by the end of the afternoon, but there’s a lot of golf left.

2:15 p.m.: Rickie Fowler isn’t cooling off! He just chipped in for eagle on his first hole and is now one off the lead at 15 under. Jason Day is even through 2 and holding strong at 13 under. Leishman even through 2 and still in front at 6 under.

1:45 p.m.: Phil Mickelson is working his way up the leaderboard. He’s 3 under through 6 and now just six shots off the lead at 10 under. Leaders Jason Day and Marc Leishman are set to tee off momentarily. Should be in for a great afternoon at Conway Farms.

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