Two in lead, Canuck Hadwin in the hunt, at Bridgestone
aKROn, Ohio — Thomas Pieters finds golf to be a lot more enjoyable when he’s playing from the fairway.
Sometimes, that includes another fairway.
the big hitter from Belgium ripped a fairway metal from the third fairway at Firestone over the trees and onto the green at the par-5 second hole, rammed into the back of the cup — to cap off a wild day with a 4-under 66 and a share of the lead with Zach fairway. this is the best I’ve driven it probably all year. It’s probably the best driver I’ve had in my bag all year, if not ever,” Johnson said.
Adam Hadwin of abbotsford, B.C., is three shots back following a 67. He finished his round with birdies on nos. 16 and 17. Mackenzie Hughes of dundas, Ont., shot a 73 and is 11-over. missed the cut at the Web. com tour’s Ellie Mae Clasic at tPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. american Andrew Yun leads after three rounds with a 15-under 195 … England’s Greg Owen is atop the leaderboard, with 37 points, at the Pga tour’s Barracuda Championship in Reno, nev.