How it happened: Garcia in control at Deutsche Bank

Sergio Garcia plays his shot from ninth tee during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Sergio Garcia plays his shot from ninth tee during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

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On a day that saw two heavyweights play their way out of the tournament -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson -- it was another impressive ball-striking performance from Sergio Garcia that left TPC Boston buzzing.

Garcia fired a 6-under 65 to take a two-shot lead into the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship on a weather-delayed day in the northeast.

Henrik Stenson fired a 66 and sits in solo second, while Graham DeLaet (62) and Steve Stricker (63) are three back.

Meanwhile, Woods struggled to a 1-over 72 and Mickelson fired a second consecutive 71.

Here's how it all happened:

• • •

Leaderboard update: 7:15 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia nearly holes a long eagle putt at 18, but settles for a 2-footer for birdie to get to 19 under, two clear of Henrik Stenson, who also birdies No. 18 with an 8-footer.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 7:06 p.m. EDT

After 10 consecutive pars, Matt Kuchar drains a 25-foot eagle putt on 18 to card a 2-under 69 and is 12 under for the tournament.

Moments later, Jason Dufner misses a birdie putt from 8 feet and is in the clubhouse at 15 under behind a 5-under 66.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 7 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson cards a second consecutive 71 after three back-nine bogeys erased three birdies on the day. Mickelson is 8 under and currently T-29.

In the first two rounds, Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott were paired. At the end of three rounds, Mickelson is closest to the lead at 10 shots back.

Scott is 11 back and Woods is 12 back -- and Garcia is still playing the par-5 18th.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:54 p.m. EDT

For the second consecutive hole, Sergio Garcia squanders a birdie opportunity, missing from 6 feet and settling for a par to stay at 18 under, but is two clear of the field after a Henrik Stenson bogey.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:48 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker caps his round with a bang, rolling in an eagle at the par-5 18th to card an 8-under 63 to get into the clubhouse at 16 under, currently two back of Sergio Garcia.

This is Stricker's 11th start this season, and he has five top-10s coming into the week. He came into the week at 20th in the FedEx Cup standings.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:38 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia misses a prime chance to add to his lead with a birdie miss from 6 feet at No. 16, but Henrik Stenson does make his and he is now just one shot back with two to play in the third round.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:32 p.m. EDT

A bounce-back birdie from Sergio Garcia on the par-4 15th gives him a two-shot advantage again as he heads to the picturesque par-3 16th.

Moments earlier, Jason Dufner dropped a shot with a bogey at No. 16.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:17 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia picks up his first bogey of the day at the par-4 14th and his lead shrinks to one over Graham DeLaet (in clubhouse), Jason Dufner (on 16) and Henrik Stenson (on 15).

• • •

Leaderboard update: 6:01 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia extends his lead to two shots with an 8-footer at No. 13 and moves to 18 under, two clear of Henrik Stenson, Graham DeLaet and Jason Dufner.

Garcia has four top-10s this season, but his highest finish was third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 5:56 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker buries a long birdie putt on the par-4 15th and moves to 14 under, three shots back of Sergio Garcia.

Stricker is fighting for a spot on the U.S. Presidents Cup squad, currently 11th in the standings when the top 10 make the squad automatically.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 5:50 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia nearly holes out from the fairway on No. 12, and then makes a 5-footer for birdie to take the outright lead at 17 under.

With a win this week, Garcia would jump to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings, behind Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 5:40 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet fires a 9-under 62 -- tying a career low -- to jump into a tie for the lead with Jason Dufner, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

DeLaet had 10 birdies on Sunday. He finished his final two rounds at the Barclays 69-65 and is now 24 under over his last five Tour rounds.

• • •

Leaderboard update: 5:33 p.m. EDT

Back to a three-way tie for the lead after Henrik Stenson makes a 15-footer at par-3 11th to move to 16 under. He is tied with Sergio Garcia and Jason Dufner.

Meanwhile, Hunter Mahan eagles the par-5 18th to move to 12 under. Playing with Tiger Woods and Kevin Stadler, the group was a combined 11 under, with Woods at 1 over.

• • •

No. 18: Par 5, 530 yards

Tiger has a chance to get through this round at even with a birdie at the par-5 finale.

Off the tee: Fairway wood and it finds the middle of the fairway. It's go time.

Second shot: From more than 250 yards, Tiger leaves it short of the green, with about 50 feet to the hole.

Around the green: Tiger's birdie try from 8 feet lips out and he settles for par and an over-par round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (6 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Graham DeLaet buries a 6-footer for birdie on No. 16 for his ninth birdie of the day -- against an opening bogey -- and is now just one shot off the lead held by Sergio Garcia and Jason Dufner. Garcia birdied the par-4 10th to move to 3 under on the round. Kevin Stadler two-putts for birdie on 18 for a 7-under 64 and is two back of the lead. He also shot 64 in the first round.

• • •

No. 17: Par 4, 421 yards

That's two birdies after opening the back nine with three consecutive bogeys. Tiger is still nine back of the leaders.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the short stuff with his tee ball.

Approach shot: Tiger sticks another nice approach to about 10 feet under the hole.

On the green: The birdie putt looks like it is headed in, but cuts left at the end and he settles for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (6 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner picks up his third birdie in a row on the par-4 10th and holds the outright lead at 16 under. He has six birdies on the day.

• • •

No. 16: Par 3, 161 yards

Tiger looks like a defeated man right now. Still has a couple of scoring holes ahead.

Off the tee: Tiger hits an incredible shot to about 6 feet beyond the hole.

On the green: Right in the heart of the cup and Tiger inches closer to an even-par round. Feeling very much like Mickelson's second round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (6 under for tournament)

• • •

No. 15: Par 4, 421 yards

The leaderboard is quite impressive ahead of Tiger, with the likes of Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter and Jason Dufner battling it out.

Off the tee: Tiger takes fairway metal here and finds the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger has another look at birdie after getting it to less than 12 feet.

On the green: Tiger knows his birdie putt is off right away and settles for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner drops a 40-foot bomb for birdie on the par-4 9th and moves into a three-way tie for the lead at 15 under.

• • •

No. 14: Par 4, 495 yards

Always nice to end a bogey spree with a birdie, which Tiger did at No. 13. Still over par on the day.

Off the tee: Tiger's tee ball finds the right side of the fairway.

Approach shot: A green in regulation here, but has nearly 40 feet.

On the green: His birdie putt is off and saves par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter is climbing the leaderboard, now only two off the lead after a birdie at No. 10. He is 5 under on the round. Jason Dufner also moves to within a shot of the lead at 14 under after a birdie on No. 8. Meanwhile, Steve Stricker follows his birdie at No. 8 with another at No. 9 to move within three of the lead at 12 under.

• • •

No. 13: Par 4, 451 yards

At this point, Tiger needs to simply try to get it back to even on the day, although his swing looks a bit off. May need another putting lesson from Steve Stricker.

Off the tee: Back near the fairway here for Tiger. Unless he goes on a birdie barrage, Tiger's streak of six consecutive rounds in the 60s will end.

Approach shot: From the right rough, Tiger sticks it to 3 feet for a great look at birdie. Would be only his second of the day and first since No. 2.

On the green: He drains this one and ends the bogey streak.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Steve Stricker lips out for a hole-in-one on the par-3 8th hole, moving to 11 under with the tap-in birdie. Keegan Bradley also gets it to about 4 feet at No. 8 to also move to 11 under. Both are four back of leaders Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia. Meanwhile, Kevin Stadler, playing with Tiger, has moved to 12 under with his sixth birdie of the day at No. 13.

• • •

No. 12: Par 4, 461 yards

Tiger has dropped from T-20 to T-47 with his poor play today. Still projected at No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, but looking like he might need that week of rest.

Off the tee: Tiger isn't one to give up, but have to consider the motivation at this point, as his ballstriking is struggling right now, with this drive sailing well to the right.

Approach shot: Tiger takes a big lash at the ball out of the rough, but leaves himself 25 feet for birdie from off the green.

Around the green: Tiger can only get his third to about 10 feet.

On the green: Tiger sends the putt wide right and that's three consecutive bogeys for Tiger and he is now 11 back of the leaders.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Sergio Garcia makes a nice birdie at the par-4 5th hole to move to 15 under, tied with Henrik Stenson for the lead by two over Jason Dufner and Roberto Castro. Meanwhile, Kevin Chappell is now 7 under on his round and 11 under for the tournament through 12 holes today.

• • •

No. 11: Par 3, 231 yards

Tiger is now nine back after that bogey on No. 10 and is simply playing for FedEx positioning at this point.

Off the tee: Tiger comes up a yard short with his tee ball here, leaving it in the bunker.

Around the green: Tough sand shot is left 8 feet short and he misses the par putt, picking up his third bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (5 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson is steadily climbing up the leaderboard, now at 10 under behind a birdie at the par-3 8th.

• • •

No. 10: Par 4, 425 yards

That was a lackluster first nine holes for Tiger, with his putter the main culprit.

Off the tee: 3-wood sails to the right and into the gallery, finding the hazard.

Third shot: Has to take a drop and puts his third shot on the green, but 30 feet away.

On the green: Another two-putt sends Tiger to his second bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (6 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Henrik Stenson makes a 4-footer for birdie on No. 4 to take the outright lead at 15 under, while Jason Dufner birdied the same hole moments earlier to move to 13 under.

• • •

No. 9: Par 4, 472 yards

That will technically go down as a one-putt on No. 8, but Tiger has 14 putts through eight holes and that won't get him any closer. He now trails by seven.

Off the tee: Driver here and he seems to like it. Could use a bit of momentum going into the back nine.

Approach shot: Tiger will have a good look at birdie after a nice second ball into the green.

On the green: From just under 8 feet, Tiger misses to the right and taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson both birdie the par-5 2nd, with Garcia's coming from 10 feet. They both move to 14 under, with Jason Dufner two back after he birdies the par-3 3rd with a stellar tee ball to 3 feet.

• • •

No. 8: Par 3, 213 yards

More missed opportunities today for Tiger, leaving both the short par-4 4th and then the par-5 7th without birdies. Even on the day.

Off the tee: With 6-iron, Tiger has a one-handed follow through and sends it well past the flag, leaving 60 feet for birdie.

On the green: With daughter Sam watching from behind the green, Tiger puts his long putt to about 6 inches and a solid par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

• • •

No. 7: Par 5, 600 yards

Tiger can't let a par 5 go by without a birdie, as he remains six shots back of the leaders.

Off the tee: Tiger uses driver here and goes a bit left.

Second shot: Tough lie here allows Tiger to only advance it about 80 yards and he'll be hitting a long one into the green.

Approach shot: From 235 yards, Tiger hits a good-looking shot that settles on the fringe and he'll have a 15-footer for birdie.

Around the green: Tiger chips and nearly holes it, settling for a tap-in par. Another missed opportunity.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: After Sergio Garcia comes up an inch short of an opening birdie, Henrik Stenson makes an 8-footer for birdie at No. 1 to tie Garcia in the lead at 13 under. Phil Mickelson picks up his first birdie of the day, making a 5-footer at No. 4 to improve to 9 under.

• • •

No. 6: Par 4, 465 yards

First one-putt of the day at No. 5, but it was for bogey that sent him back to even on the day.

Off the tee: Driver here and Tiger sends it to the right.

Approach shot: From right of the bunkers, Tiger finds the green, sitting on the top tier.

On the green: Another two-putt here (his fifth of the day) and he picks up par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner makes a 6-footer for birdie on No. 1 to move to 11 under, just two shots back of Sergio Garcia. Charley Hoffman also moves to 11 under with an eagle at the par-4 4th, holing a bunker shot. Ian Poulter, fighting to get into the top 70 to advance to the BMW, birdies both Nos. 2 and 3 to move to 10 under.

• • •

No. 5: Par 4, 466 yards

Tiger is five back and slowly creeping up the leaderboard, currently T-14.

Off the tee: With fairway wood, Tiger finds the fairway. Swing is looking solid.

Approach shot: From just under 190 yards, Tiger puts a bit too much on it and finds the gallery along the back of the green. Has green to work with on his chip.

Around the green: Tiger tries a flop and it comes up short of the green and in more rough. His fourth shot settles 2 feet from the cup.

On the green: Simple putt, but a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson three-putts for par at the par-5 2nd hole and remains at 8 under.

• • •

No. 4: Par 4, 298 yards

A birdie and a couple of two-putt pars thus far for Tiger. Solid, but needs to get closer.

Off the tee: Tiger goes after the green here and misses to the right and into greenside rough.

Around the green: Tiger plays a flop shot here and it doesn't run quite as far as he'd like, leaving himself 15 feet for birdie.

On the green: Tiger plays this putt too far to the right and he settles for a par. Disappointing on a short par 4.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (8 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk, playing the back nine, birdies four of his first five holes and is now 8 under.

• • •

No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

Tiger was a bit tentative on that eagle putt, but a tap-in birdie is a good start to his day.

Off the tee: Tiger yells at his ball to "Go!" and it follows direction, but he'll have 30 feet for birdie.

On the green: Pretty much in lag range here and he does a solid job of it. Two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (8 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson misses an 8-footer for birdie on No. 1 and is also 8 under.

• • •

No. 2: Par 5, 542 yards

Tiger had plenty of lengthy birdie putts on Saturday and burned the edges all day. Opens with a similar fate.

Off the tee: Big stick here and he hammers it up the right side of the fairway.

Second shot: From just under 215 yards, Tiger takes 5-iron and gets it to about 20 feet above the hole for a look at eagle.

On the green: Tiger doesn't give the eagle attempt enough speed, but taps in for an eagle for his first birdie of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (8 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: John Merrick birdies the short par-4 4th for his fourth consecutive birdie to open his round and is 10 under for the tournament.

• • •

No. 1: Par 4, 365 yards

Tiger is sporting a green golf shirt with black slacks, black shoes and a black hat. Meanwhile, caddie Joe LaCava might have been doubling as an air-traffic controller in his bright orange top and hat.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the fairway off the tee at the short par-4 opener.

Approach shot: From 130 yards, Tiger uses pitching wedge doesn't like his shot, saying "Oh, Tiger!" He does find the green, but has 30 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger gives it a nice roll, but settles a foot behind the cup and it's an opening par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (7 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson has a pair of birdies early (Nos. 2-3) to move to 7 under.

• • •

Saturday coverage

5 Things: Sergio Garcia, field continue to torch TPC Boston

Sergio Garcia fired a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday, as scores continued to go deeper into the red.

Luke Donald starts working with new swing coach

Luke Donald has begun working with a new swing coach. Donald has started working with Chuck Cook, who coaches PGA champion Jason Dufner.

• • •

Friday coverage

Mickelson outperforms Woods, Scott in Round 1 at Deutsche Bank

Phil Mickelson shot 8-under 63 Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, outperforming his playing competitors in a superstar grouping – Tiger Woods and Adam Scott – in the process.

5 Things: Poulter's Boston breakthrough; Kirk's poetic justice; more

The second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs started in earnest with Phil Mickelson making a move early in Norton, Mass., just outside of Boston. Ian Poulter and Chris Kirk were among the others who made noise Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

How it happened: Tiger shoots 68; Mickelson, Davis share lead

The superstar pairing of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott lived up to the hype, as Mickelson shot 63 to share the lead with Brian Davis and Woods carded a 68 Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

• • •

Preview coverage

Woods looks, feels healthy for Deutsche Bank

“It’s a lot better than Sunday,” Tiger Woods said, upon arriving at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Thursday, of the ailing back that hampered him at The Barclays. “It’s nice to have that extra day of rest.”

Mickelson, McIlroy register as favorites at Deutsche Bank

Friday and Saturday promise to have some fireworks at the Deutsche Bank Championship, especially with the pairing of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. Yet, only one of those guys registers on our experts' radar when it comes to predictions, with Mickelson receiving some love from our Jeff Rude.

Notes: Scott upholds FedEx Cup trend; Woods' floor; more

If you look at the quality of the FEC playoff winners, based on Official Golf World Ranking, it’s hard to argue that the PGA Tour hasn’t achieved its goal. Plus: Why Tiger Woods might seek the floor while traveling; more.

Kaymer goes back in time, seeking top form for FedEx Cup

To get to another level in his pro career, Martin Kaymer has had to turn back the clock. All the way to 2007. “That’s the last time I felt like this, when I was trying to get my (European) Tour card,” Kaymer said.

Baddeley quickly finds playoff-exit perspective

Unfortunately, being polite, professional, and the consummate stand-up guy gets you a lot of pats on the back and much admiration, but no FedEx Cup points. Thus is Aaron Baddeley done for the 2013 PGA Tour season.

Deutsche Bank Championship strives to help 'Boston Strong,' One Fund

Folks at the Deutsche Bank Championship have undertaken a few steps to make sure “Boston Strong” resonates even louder and that the One Fund Boston grows richer.

McIlroy's long-range plans offer little rest

Rory McIlroy comes into the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 36th, so he’s got two tournaments to beef up his chances of making a second straight Tour Championship. But regardless how that quest shakes out, he knows he’s got a full plate of golf still ahead of him.

Hole-by-hole: TPC Boston, host for Deutsche Bank Championship

This Arnold Palmer-designed and Gil Hanse-redesigned layout has more character than most other TPC facilities. It also feels like it’s in New England, with all sorts of retro flashes of traditional local layouts like The Country Club in Brookline and Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton.

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