Tracker: Mahan wins The Barclays

Hunter Mahan started the final round of the Barclays a shot off the lead.

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Hunter Mahan emerged from a seven-way battle on the back nine Sunday for a victory at The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Jason Day and Jim Furyk had shared the lead at 9 under to start the round, with Day lasting as the final challenger to Mahan. But Day needed to hole out from the fairway on the final hole and instead missed the green en route to finishing tied for second with Stuart Appleby and Cameron Tringale.

Read Bradley S. Klein's hole-by-hole review of Ridgewood CC.

Recap Sunday's action at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., right here.

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Update #32: 6:09 p.m. EDT

Leader Hunter Mahan has a bogey putt of about 10 feet or less to all but seal a win, and drains it over the middle of the front edge. That gets him to the clubhouse in 14 under – and Jason Day must hole out from the rough if he is to force a playoff today.

Day takes aim and misses the green right.

Mahan, who started the week 62nd in FedEx Cup points, wins The Barclays.

Day pitches to inside 5 feet and makes his putt to finish T-2, two shots back.

Jim Furyk makes bogey for a 70 to finish at 10 under.

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Update #31: 5:56 p.m. EDT

With a three-shot lead, Hunter Mahan needs an up-and-down from the rough on the short side of the 18th green just to make bogey as his closest pursuer, Jason Day, comes up the hole behind him. Mahan's chip runs past the pin, 10 feet or maybe less.

Day finds the right-side rough with his tee shot.

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Update #30: 5:52 p.m. EDT

Jason Day's birdie try at the 17th runs past on the right side and he'll need a short comebacker for par, which he converts.

Leader Hunter Mahan must play from well right of the ropes at the 18th, struggling to find a line to the green but taking his time to sort things out. Mahan plays out to the fairway, well short of the green. From there, his third shot misses left – "You've got to be kidding me," you can hear him say – and he's in the rough long of the bunker.

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Update #29: 5:43 p.m. EDT

Leader Hunter Mahan bogeyed the 18th in the third round – and he misses the fairway off the tee. Jason Day, giving chase at the par-5 17th, finds the green in three but is long and right of the pin facing a putt through shadows. This thing isn't over yet.

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Update #28: 5:39 p.m. EDT

Leader Hunter Mahan takes control – not long ago there was a three-way tie for the lead with four players just one shot back. Mahan, however, has birdied the 17th to take a three-shot lead at 15 under. Among players at 12 under, only Jason Day remains on the course and he's got just two holes to play.

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Update #27: 5:23 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale finds trouble at the par-4 18th, nearly recovering thanks to a solid third shot into the green but missing fro 10 feet or less as the putt lips out a bit too fast. That drops him to 12 under as he heads in with a 66 – and leader Hunter Mahan's margin grows to two shots.

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Update #26: 5:18 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan again takes the lead outright, a birdie at the 16th pushing him to 14 under and a shot clear of Cameron Tringale.

Jason Day just misses a birdie try from the fringe at the par-3 15th, remaining T-3 at 12 under alongside Stuart Appleby.

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Update #25: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Good run today by Stuart Appleby, who supplants Ernie Els and William McGirt as the leader in the clubhouse thanks to a back-nine 31 en route to a 65. He's 12 under, T-3 and one back of the lead, but with the way others still on the course are scoring, a win seems unlikely.

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Update #24: 5:09 p.m. EDT

Jason Day hits one onto the 14th green – from a fairway bunker to 5 feet or less. He cashes in on the birdie putt to get to 12 under and T-3 alongside Stuart Appleby, who's in the rough by the 18th green.

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Update #23: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Co-leader Hunter Mahan makes par at the 14th, missing birdie by a few inches. Co-leader Stuart Appleby scrambles for par at the 17th to also remain 12 under.

Co-leader Cameron Tringale lays up at the par-5 17th and wedges it to about 5 feet or a little more.

Mahan then hits it inside 15 feet at the par-3 15th and drains the putt to move to the outright lead at 13 under. It's his third birdie in five holes.

Tringale then sinks his putt and rejoins Mahan in a tie for the lead at 13 under.

That leaves Appleby third at 12 under, with four players another shot back.

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Update #22: 4:52 p.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 15-16 pull Cameron Tringale into a three-way tie for the lead alongside Stuart Appleby and Hunter Mahan.

Jason Day makes birdie at No. 13 to pull within a shot at 11 under, as does Jim Furyk – both fired darts to about 5 feet on their approach shots. They're T-4 alongside Ernie Els and William McGirt. Good leaderboard getting even better.

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Update #21: 4:47 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan isn't out of the lead for long, as a 25-footer or so for birdie at the 13th lifts him to 12 under alongside Stuart Appleby.

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Update #20: 4:43 p.m. EDT

It might not be quite enough, but Ernie Els finishes birdie-birdie to get to the clubhouse at 11 under, good for T-2 a shot back of leader Stuart Appleby as he heads in. If it holds up, though, Els would net his first win since the 2012 Open Championship.

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Update #19: 4:37 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale pulls within a shot of leader Stuart Appleby as a birdie at the 15th lifts him to 11 under, T-2 with Hunter Mahan a shot off the lead.

William McGirt birdies the 16th to rise to 10 under – T-4 with Jason Day, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk. Good leaderboard here.

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Update #18: 4:25 p.m. EDT

Stuart Appleby birdies the 14th to rise to 11 under, joining Hunter Mahan atop the leaderboard. That's four birdies in five holes for Appleby. Mahan pars the 12th. Appleby then adds another birdie at the 15th and lays claim to the outright lead at 12 under.

At the 11th tee, Day misses wide right – hitting a cart path and then a nearby green before it settles in that hole's fairway. His approach then misses right and short, finding the rough. He flies that one past the pin and faces a long downhiller for par – which misses and he settles for bogey. That drops Day to T-3 at 10 under with Jim Furyk, William McGirt and Cameron Tringale.

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Update #17: 4:21 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan finds the fairway at the 11th and hits it to about 5 feet, then cashes in on the putt to rise to 11 under and tie Jason Day for the lead. Mahan started the week 62nd in FedEx Cup points, Day 34th.

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Update #16: 4:08 p.m. EDT

Bit of trouble greenside for Jim Furyk, as his chip from the rough by the 10th green comes out slowly and leaves him about 10 feet from the hole. But he makes the par effort anyway to steady himself after a bogey a hole earlier to remain T-2 at 10 under. Leader Jason Day cards his third straight par to remain a shot ahead of Furyk, Stuart Appleby, Hunter Mahan and Cameron Tringale.

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Update #15: 3:56 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk misses a 4-footer for par on the par-4 ninth hole to drop out of a share of the lead, giving Jason Day a one-shot advantage heading to the back nine after he two-putted for par.

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Update #14: 3:48 p.m. EDT

After sputtering into the turn with a bogey at No. 9, Stuart Appleby has caught fire with three consecutive birdies on Nos. 10-12 and is now just one shot off the lead.

Appleby has two top-10 finishes this season, while his last victory on Tour came in 2010.

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Update #13: 3:45 p.m. EDT

Jason Day and Jim Furyk play the par-3 eighth solidly, with Furyk missing a 10-footer for birdie, while Day comes up about 18 inches short on his birdie attempt from 30 feet and just off the green. They both remain at 11 under, one shot clear of the field.

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Update #12: 3:35 p.m. EDT

Jason Day picks up his fourth birdie of the day – against two bogeys – and moves back to 11 under, tied with Jim Furyk for the lead. Furyk narrowly misses a 15-footer from behind the hole and taps in for par at No. 7. Day's birdie came from 10 feet.

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Update #11: 3:22 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk hits a nice approach from 203 yards into the sixth green and then drains an 18-footer to move back to 11 under, and takes the outright lead after Jason Day misses a 5-footer to save par on the same hole.

Cameron Tringale buries a birdie putt on the par-4 ninth hole to move to 10 under. It has been an interesting week for Tringale, who disqualified himself from the PGA Championship after realizing a scorecard error.

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Update #10: 3:09 p.m. EDT

After missing the green, Jim Furyk makes a delicate 10-footer to save par on No. 5 to stay at 10 under, but is now a shot back of Jason Day, who makes a 7-footer for birdie on the fifth.

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Update #9: 3:06 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan comes charging through the door that Jason Day and Jim Furyk left ajar, picking up a birdie on the fifth hole to move to 10 under, creating a three-way tie for the lead.

Mahan has five top-10 finishes this season, the latest a T-7 at the PGA Championship.

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Update #8: 3 p.m. EDT

Jason Day and Jim Furyk both find trouble at the par-4 fourth hole, leading to bogeys for each and they now share a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed, Cameron Tringale and Hunter Mahan.

Day missed a 12-footer for par while Furyk was offline from 10 feet.

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Update #7: 2:53 p.m. EDT

Some big-name stars are creeping up the leaderboard at Ridgewood, with Rickie Fowler using four front-nine birdies to moves to 8 under and is three shots back heading into the final nine.

Ernie Els and Matt Kuchar have also moved to 8 under.

After a disastrous Saturday, Adam Scott has rebounded on Sunday, using birdies at Nos. 14-15 to move to 3 under on the day and 7 under overall.

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Update #6: 2:46 p.m. EDT

Both Jim Furyk and Jason Day are two shots clear of the field after birdies on the par-5 third hole, with Day making an 8-footer to move to 11 under, while Furyk was one foot closer.

Patrick Reed is the new clubhouse leader at 9 under after a closing par netted him a 6-under 65 and a fourth top-10 finish of his PGA Tour season.

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Update #5: 2:38 p.m. EDT

Patrick Reed is now within a shot of the lead at 9 under after his third consecutive birdie, the latest at the par-5 17th. Reed has seven birdies and a bogey on his round.

Reed has two wins this season, earning more than $3.6 million and was ninth in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the week.

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Update #4: 2:27 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk responds immediately with a 12-footer for birdie on the par-3 second hole to jump into a share of the lead with Jason Day at 10 under.

While ranked fifth in the FedEx Cup standings this season, Furyk's last win came in 2010. He has three second-place finishes this season.

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Update #3: 2:21 p.m. EDT

Jason Day drains a 16-footer for birdie on the opening hole and takes a one-shot lead over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan.

Day won earlier this season at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Day entered the week 34th in the FedEx Cup rankings.

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

We might have spoken a bit too early on Patrick Reed, as he birdies No. 16 to move within one shot of the lead and is now 5 under on his round.

Reed had four birdies in his opening six holes and now has made a late move with birdies on 15 and 16.

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Update #1: 2 p.m. EDT

As the leaders are about five minutes from teeing off, a few players behind them on the leaderboard have made early moves.

• Danny Lee birdied Nos. 3-5 to leap up to 8 under, just one off the current lead.

• There is now a three-way tie for the lead after Hunter Mahan birdies the opening par-4 first hole to get to 9 under.

• While it might be a bit too little, too late, Patrick Reed is 4 under through 15 holes on Sunday, moving to 7 under overall.

• There are 18 players within three shots of the lead as Jason Day and Jim Furyk tee off.

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Thursday coverage

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