Leishman extends his lead at BMW Championship
LAKE FOREST, Illinois — Marc Leishman got up-and-down from a tough lie behind the 18th green for one last birdie that gave him a 3-under 68 on Saturday, extending his lead to five shots over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the final round at Conway Farms at the BMW Championship.
Leishman, at 19-under 194, gets another chance to win a FedEx Cup playoff event and grab one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship next week. The top seeds have a clear path to claim the $10 million US bonus.
Two weeks ago, Leishman shared the 54-hole lead at the Dell Technologies Championship TPC Boston with Justin Thomas, who surged past Leishman and held off Jordan Spieth. This time, no one could make a run at Leishman in a steady wind that made playing conditions difficult. Fowler and Day each shot 70. “Leish is playing spectacular,” Day said. “He’s going to be very difficult to beat. I’ve got to come and play really good golf because he’s not making any mistakes. He’s hitting it in the right spots, hitting in on the greens and holing putts.”
Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., is at 9 under after a 69. Adam Hadwin (70) of Abbotsford is 1 under.