Rickie Fowler was quiet through the four Majors this year, but has come alive in the PGA post-season.
The young American fired a 3-under 68 to take a 1-stroke lead over fellow American Patrick Reed on Day 3 at The Barclays. His round was simplicity itself: three birdies, 15 parts, and no bogeys. Fowler has not recorded a birdie since No. 9 on Day 1, a span of 45 holes.
Reed fell back with a 71 on Saturday. He struggled with three bogeys in four holes on the front nine.
In hot pursuit two strokes off the lead is Australia’s Adam Scott, who fired a tournament-low 65 on Saturday. Scott eagled the Par 4 No. 1 on Saturday and was 6-under through 12.
Scotland’s Martin Laird and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo are tied for fourth at 6-under.
World No. 1 Jason Day fell back into a tie for sixth after his second consecutive 70 on Saturday. He had four bogeys and four birdies.
No. 2 Dustin Johnson shot a 67 to rise to a tie for 10th, jumping 29 spots in one day. After a 67 on Friday, Jordan Spieth struggled to a 72 Saturday. He double-bogeyed No. 17 to wind up tied for 16th at 3-under.