Tracker: Reed cards 71, leads by 2 at Congressional

Patrick Reed during the third round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

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12:53:28 AM ET. 08/31/2014




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Patrick Reed entered Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National tied with three others for the 36-hole lead at Congressional. Now, after a third-round even-par 71, he leads by two shots.

Reed made three birdies and three bogeys on a tough day in Bethesda, Md., that saw the other three 36-hole co-leaders combine to shoot 11 over. Marc Leishman shot 73, Ricky Barnes recorded a 75 and Oliver Goss carded a 76.

Here's how it all unfolded:

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Update #16: 5:24 p.m. ET

Patrick Reed has to lay up at the par-5 16th, but sticks his third shot to about 2 feet and makes the birdie to move to 6 under. He's even par on the day and leads by one shot.

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Update #15: 5:04 p.m. ET

After a seven-hole stretch where he went 4 over with two bogeys and a double, Justin Rose birdies Nos. 16-17 to get back to 4 under, a shot back of leaders Patrick Reed and Marc Leishman.

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Update #14: 4:37 p.m. ET

Patrick Reed's tee shot at the par-3 13th is long and Reed bogeys to drop back into a tie for the lead with Freddie Jacobson at 5 under.

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Update #13: 3:52 p.m. ET

Freddie Jacobson bogeys the 10th and doubles the 11th to drop to 5 under, one shot now behind leader Patrick Reed.

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Update #12: 3:50 p.m. ET

Here's video of Peter Hanson's ace earlier at the par-3 second hole. Hanson is currently 5 over through 15 holes today and 3 over overall.

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Update #11: 3:25 p.m. ET

Patrick Reed bogeys Nos. 7 and 8 to drop back to 6 under, leaving Freddie Jacobson in the lead at 7 under.

As for 20-year-old Oliver Goss, he's 4 under, 2 over through eight holes today.

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Update #10: 2:59 p.m. ET

Freddie Jacobson birdies the eighth to tie Patrick Reed at 8 under. Jacobson has four birdies in his first eight holes. Justin Rose is two shots back in solo third.

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Update #9: 2:33 p.m. ET

Patrick Reed sticks his approach inside of a foot at the par-4 fourth and birdies the hole to take the solo lead at 7 under.

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Update #8: 2:17 p.m. ET

Bad start for the final group as Marc Leishman and Oliver Goss each bogey the first hole to fall to 5 under and out of the lead.

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Update #7: 2:01 p.m. ET

As the final group tees off, Freddie Jacobson joins the leaders at 6 under after a birdie at the par-4 third hole. He also birdied the second hole.

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Update #6: 1:40 p.m. ET

Justin Rose, who has six finishes of T-14 or better in his last eight starts, is 1 under through his first three holes, moving to 4 under overall.

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Update #5: 1:37 p.m. ET

Peter Hanson aces the par-3 second hole with a 4-iron from 222 yards. The hole-in-one earned a lucky fan a year's worth of mortgage payments.

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Update #4: 12:42 p.m. ET

Ben Martin is 2 under through two holes after an eagle hole out at the first. He hit a perfect drive down the middle and then put it in from 91 yards. That moves the Clemson graduate into a tie for seventh at 4 under for the tournament.

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Update #3: 12:20 p.m. ET

Scott Stallings has posted the lowest round of the day thus far. He shot a 3-under 68 and has moved up 38 spots on the leaderboard. His round included five birdies and two bogeys.

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Update #2: 11:31 a.m. ET

Winner of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Seung-Yul Noh is 3 under on his third round at Congressional. After his victory in April, Noh has made the cut in only half of the tournaments he had played in (six). His best finish after his victory was at the U.S. Open two weeks ago when he tied for 52nd.

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Update #1: 10:54 a.m. ET

With the third round underway, Ryan Palmer is making his move on moving day. Palmer is 4 under at the turn at Congressional. His first two birdie putts dropped on Nos. 3 and 4 came from long range while on Nos. 6 and 9 came from 10 feet or less. He moves to 2 under for the tournament and currently T-13.

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Friday's coverage

Tiger encouraged but not sharp in missing cut at National

Tiger Woods was encouraged despite missing the cut at the Quicken Loans National in his PGA Tour return. But he didn't show he's ready to contend any day soon, writes Jeff Rude.

Goss shares lead with 3 others at Congressional

After missing the cut in his pro debut at last week's Travelers Championship, Oliver Goss understandably didn't have big expectations for his second pro start, at the Quicken Loans National. Those expectations have been raised now that Goss finds himself tied atop the leaderboard at Congressional.

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Thursday's coverage

Blues before rhythm in Tiger's return

You know rhythm and blues. This was blues, then rhythm for Tiger Woods. Predictably rusty in his first competitive round since March 9, he bogeyed seven of his first 12 holes, mainly because of an inferior short game, and then birdied three of his last six, thanks to three short-iron approach shots within 4 feet. That added up to a 3-over-par 74 in the Quicken Loans National first round and the sense he played better than he scored. “I made so many little mistakes,” Woods said.

Still trying to qualify for Open, Compton cards 68 at Congressional

Erik Compton finished his Quicken Loans National first round with four consecutive birdies. That meant two things. One, it completed a 68 that put him two strokes off the lead. Two, it left him thinking of an evening restaurant. "Dinner,” he said, “will taste great.” Compton missed the cut last week at the Travelers Championship, five days after he tied for second at the U.S. Open. He said his putter somehow got bent between the Open and the Travelers. But he sorted that out when playing in the CVS Charity Classic early this week.

Outside Tiger's spotlight, Chalmers takes National lead

Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead over Ricky Barnes and Freddie Jacobson after Thursday's first round of the Quicken Loans National. Defending champion Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, U.S. Open runner-up Erik Compton and Tyrone Van Aswegen shot 68. On a day when only 26 players in the 120-man field broke par at Congressional, Chalmers found the lead at 5 under. "I didn't think it was easy at all," Chalmers said.

Tracker: Tiger cards 74, 8 back of leader Chalmers at National

After missing more than three months of play because of a back injury, Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour this morning to shoot 3-over 74 in the first round of the Quicken Loans National. Two days after saying he doesn't feel "explosive" yet, Woods got off to a slow start. He was 6 over through 12 holes, but made three birdies coming in and is eight shots off of Greg Chalmers leads after Round 1. Here's how it all unfolded.

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Tiger's return

Woods: If not for foundation, might not play Quicken

Tiger Woods conceded that if the Tiger Woods Foundation were not involved with this week's event, he likely wouldn't be here. "As I said, our goal was the British Open," he said. "I healed extremely fast, thanks to my physios and all my nutrition and all the different things that we did and the protocols. The MRIs and all the different steps that we have done along the way have allowed me to get to this point."

Predictably, Woods feels 'great'; his play will say more

Different injuries, different scenarios. But two things remain constant when Tiger Woods steps into what unfortunately has become the accustomed role of comeback kid: One, it takes mere seconds for you to realize that there’s far more buzz when he tees it up. And two, he seems to have a standard speech, because he sure says the same thing a lot.

Eventually, even expectations for Tiger must change

This wasn’t a typical Wednesday pro-am for Tiger Woods. This one was more about tuneup, about refining, than usual. When you haven’t played a competitive round since March 9, when you are coming back from March 31 microdiscectomy, an 18-hole walk with amateur partners can be about trying to scrape off a layer of rust. Pro-ams generally aren’t something to get excited about.

Woods has made cuts in previous returns

This week's Quicken Loans National won't be Tiger Woods' first return from an injury-induced layoff, but it will be his first after back surgery. Here's a look at previous returns from injury.

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Tournament preview, Tour news

Notes: FedEx Cup picture; British Open tickets punched; more

True, there’s time to make a move and one big week – a victory, perhaps – will take care of a lot of problems, but as we creep toward July 1, there are three notable names who can’t exactly pencil the Tour Championship into their schedules.

Hunter Mahan sits 73rd in the FedEx Cup standings, Phil Mickelson 86th and Steve Stricker 124th.

Quicken Loans National offers British Open qualifying spots

Another designated International Final Qualifying event will be held this week, at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Up to four spots for next month's Open Championship are available for players not already exempt should they finish in the top 12 and ties.

Dusek: Players like kids in a candy store during White House visit

Regardless of how they might have voted in the past two presidential elections, members of the 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup team wandered wide-eyed through the White House on Tuesday evening.

OWGR: Streelman climbs to 36th; Tiger Woods drops to fifth

Kevin Streelman birdied his final seven holes – a PGA Tour record – en route to winning the Travelers Championship and moving into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory. His triumph Sunday at TPC River Highlands moved Streelman from 58th to 36th, which equals the highest ranking of his career.

Judge limits Singh's discovery in case against PGA Tour

Vijay Singh's attempt to look behind the curtain of the PGA Tour's drug policy will be limited, according to a recent court ruling. In Singh's lawsuit against the Tour, Judge Eileen Bransten of New York's Supreme Court granted part of a motion to compel documents and answers from the Tour but denied other parts of the motion, notably regarding specific questions about the Anti-Doping Program.

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