Tracker: Todd, Oosthuizen tied for Nelson lead

Brendon Todd during the second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

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PosNameTodayThruScore
1Bo Van PeltE -6
T2Brendon de JongeE1-5
T2Ben MartinE1-5
T2Cameron TringaleE -5
T2Hunter MahanE -5
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Brendon Todd needed a closing birdie to stay in the lead Saturday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Todd shot 2-under 68 at TPC Four Seasons Resort and is now tied for the lead at 10 under with Louis Oosthuizen, who fired a third-round 66.

Further down the leaderboard, amateur Scottie Scheffler shot a 1-under 69 that included an ace at the par-3 second. The 17-year-old is 2 under overall.

Here's how it all unfolded Saturday in Irving, Texas.

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Update No. 17: 6:03 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann birdied Nos. 15 and 16 to grab a share of the lead again at 10 under, but he hit his tee shot in the water at the par-4 18th and ended up with double bogey. Meanwhile, Brendon Todd birdied the final hole to finish at 10 under along with co-leader Louis Oosthuizen.

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Update No. 16: 5:10 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen sticks his approach shot close at the par-4 18th and makes the 4-footer for birdie to finish off a third-round, 6-under 64. At 10 under, he's the clubhouse leader at the moment.

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Update No. 15: 4:59 p.m. EDT

Mike Weir's bogey at the 15th drops him into a four-way tie for first at 9 under. Brendon Todd, Louis Oosthuizen and James Hahn are the other three co-leaders.

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Update No. 14: 4:45 p.m. EDT

James Hahn has made five straight birdies, at Nos. 12-16, and is now 9 under, one shot off the lead.

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Update No. 13: 4:26 p.m. EDT

Mike Weir bogeys the 12th, but responds by making a 10-footer for birdie at the par-3 13th to get back to 10 under and into sole possession of the lead.

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Update No. 12: 4 p.m. EDT

Mike Weir's birdie at the par-4 11th in his fourth birdie in a row. He now leads Brendon Todd by a shot at 10 under. Meanwhile, Morgan Hoffmann hit his tee ball in the water at the par-4 11th and ended up with double bogey to drop to 8 under.

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Update No. 11: 3:36 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann made five birdies and shot 4-under 31 on the front nine. One of his birdies came after a great tee shot at the par-3 fifth hole. Watch the shot above.

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Update No. 10: 3:32 p.m. EDT

Mike Weir birdies Nos. 8-10 to get to 9 under. He's now a shot behind leader Morgan Hoffmann's who made a 15-footer for birdie at the ninth to get back to 10 under.

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Update No. 9: 3:22 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann is short of the green with his approach at the par-4 eighth. He can't get up-and-down for par and the bogey drops him back to 9 under. He's now tied with Brendon Todd for the lead again.

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Update No. 8: 3:07 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann tied for fifth at the Byron Nelson a year ago for his best Tour finish to date. He is now the solo leader at 10 under after a birdie at the par-5 seventh hole. He's 4 under through seven holes today.

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Update No. 7: 2:40 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth had fallen back to even par, but birdies at Nos. 9-10 have brought him back up to 2 under overall.

As for another young Texan, 17-year-old amateur Scottie Scheffler has two birdies, three bogeys and an ace in his last six holes. The ace came at the par-3 second hole from 219 yards. Scheffler is now even par through 14 holes in his third round and 1 under overall.

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Update No. 6: 2:16 p.m. EDT

Brendon Todd and Morgan Hoffmann trade birdies at the par-3 fifth, each moving to 9 under and staying tied for the lead. Todd drained a 10-footer for birdie at the fifth while Hoffmann stuck his tee ball to inside of 4 feet and made the putt.

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Update No. 5: 2:10 p.m. EDT

Brendon Todd birdied the par-4 third hole before bogeying the par-4 fourth. He's still at 8 under, but is now joined by Morgan Hoffmann, who birdied the fourth to move to 8 under.

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Update No. 4: 1:39 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth is 3 over through his first six holes today thanks to three straight bogeys, at Nos. 2-4. Spieth, 20, made his fourth cut in as many tries Friday, but at even par, he's eight shots out of the lead.

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Update No. 3: 1:20 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann birdies the par-4 first hole by making a 7-footer for birdie to move to 7 under. He's now one shot back of leader Brendon Todd, who made par at the opening hole.

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Update No. 2: 12:53 p.m. EDT

Also, before the leaders tee off, check out Friday's video recap to see how Brendon Todd took a two-shot lead entering today's third round.

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Update No. 1: 12:47 p.m. EDT

The leaders are about to tee off, but already someone is making a run at the lead. Greg Chalmers is 4 under through his first six holes, and is 6 under overall, two shots back of leader Brendon Todd.

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Friday's Tour coverage

5 Things: Todd takes Byron Nelson lead; Casey's sizzling back nine; more

Brendon Todd shot 6-under 64 to move into the lead Friday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship while Paul Casey, Martin Kaymer and Mike Weir are part of a nine-way tie for second, two shots back.

Tracker: Todd leads Byron Nelson; Spieth makes cut

The top of the leaderboard is crowded for Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship. Keep up with the highlights from TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, right here.

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Thursday's Tour coverage

5 Things: Hanson leads; Duval shines; more

Peter Hanson birdied his final hole en route to a 5-under 65 in Thursday's opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. The Swede leads David Duval, Tim Wilkinson and Marc Leishman by a shot at TPC Four Seasons Resort. Last week's winner at The Players, Martin Kaymer, is among a large group tied for fourth at 3 under. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Thursday's first-round action in San Antonio:

Scott commits to next week's event at Colonial

On the verge of taking over the World No. 1 ranking, Adam Scott has committed to playing next week's Crowne Plaza Invitational, the PGA Tour announced Thursday. Also committing is Dustin Johnson, who shot 1-under 69 today to open the HP Byron Nelson Championship and started the week ranked No. 14 in the OWGR. Scott is not playing this week as the Associated Press has reported he will take the top spot from Tiger Woods.

McDowell to miss BMW PGA, stay with wife

Graeme McDowell will skip next week's BMW PGA Championship in England to spend time at his U.S. home with his pregnant wife. McDowell's status for a spot on Europe's team for the Sept. 26-28 Ryder Cup is uncertain as he ranks 20th on the European points list; McDowell has posted five top-10 finishes in nine starts on PGA Tour.

Tracker: Hanson moves to Byron Nelson lead

The top of the field is loaded for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship. Among the six players in the top seven of the FedEx Cup points standings playing this week: Jordan Spieth, the Texas product who contended at the Masters, and Jimmy Walker, the Baylor product who has won three times during this PGA Tour wraparound season. Passing all those notables for the lead is Peter Hanson, looking for his first PGA Tour victory at age 36. He leads David Duval, Marc Leishman and Tim Wilkinson by a shot.

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Previous coverage

Spieth on next-big-thing talk: 'I don't even hear it'

About a month apart this spring, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth led the Masters and The Players during the final rounds. It follows that he was asked Wednesday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship if he considered talk of his being golf’s “next big thing” as a burden or compliment. Demonstrating maturity beyond his years and being consistent with past behavior, Spieth again showed he thinks it’s important to block out external factors. This will serve him well if he stays the course. “I don’t even hear it,” he said. “I don’t view it as either one.

Stefani regains exempt status, pays it forward

Awarding sponsor exemptions is a borderline impossible task given how many quality players are seeking them. Unfortunately, tournament directors receive far too much scrutiny, especially because the critics rarely know all the reasons that go into the picks. So it’s always nice to highlight the picks that deserve special praise. Go back a few weeks to when Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open, assigned one of his exemptions to Shawn Stefani.

Notes: Knox's dream; McIlroy's zone; more

Back in 2004, Scotsman Russell Knox was playing competitively for Jacksonville University when he made it out to watch The Players Championship. His dream came true when he made his debut at the Stadium Course last week in front of a healthy number of friends and former college teammates. Plus: Among the statistical insight from TPC Sawgrass is where Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone.

Often in position to win, Spieth keeps learning

If it’s all about learning, gaining experience, and getting a feel for what it takes to win, consider this 2013-14 season to be a smashing success already for Jordan Spieth. He played in the final group Sunday for the fourth time in 2013-14. While he hasn’t won, only the strictest of markers would give him poor grades.

Bradley tops experts' picks for Byron Nelson

After last year's course-record 60 and a win in 2011, it makes sense that Keegan Bradley is among the favorites for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour. See our experts' picks for this week at TPC Four Seasons.

Fun with numbers: A look at Tour winners, Golfweek rankings

Martin Kaymer won the Players Championship Sunday to move to 28th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He had entered the week 61st in the OWGR, but was 30th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings before winning at TPC Sawgrass – Kaymer is now ranked 28th by Golfweek. It is the 14th time in 20 PGA Tour events in 2014 that the winner had been ranked higher in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings than in the OWGR to start the week.

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