Bohn is part of four-way tie for the lead at Greenbrier
white sulphur springs, w.va. — Jason Bohn’s main goal after barely making the cut at the Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.
Sweet dreams. And try not to think about being the co-leader heading into Sunday.
Bohn, 42, shot a 9-under-par 61 on Saturday and was at 11-under 199, tied with Sean O’Hair, Sung Joon Park and Bryce Molder on the Old White TPC course. O’Hair and Park both shot 66. Molder had a67.
It’s setting up to be another close finish at the tournament, which debuted in 2010. Two were decided in playoffs, and the largest margin was two shots twice.
A crowded leader board has 27 players within four shots of the lead. Tiger Woods wasn’t among them.
Woods struggled on the back nine, shot 71 and was seven strokes back.
Bohn’s round was his best on the PGA Tour and included 14 one-putt greens. He shot 58 in a 2001 Canadian Tour event, the Bayer Championship.
A two-time winner on the PGA Tour, Bohn has two runner-up finishes this season. He birdied the final hole in the second round to make the cut on the number at 2 under, then kept the momentum going Saturday with birdies on four of the last five holes.
O’Hair lost to Jordan Spieth in a playoff at the Valspar Championship in March but had missed cuts in four of his last five events.
Seeking his fifth PGA Tour win and first since 2011, O’Hair had four back-nine birdies Saturday.
Molder reached 11 under with a birdie at No. 9 before stringing together nine straight pars.
Justin Thomas (66), David Hearn (68), Danny Lee (68) and Chad Collins (68) were at 10 under.
Woods was within four shots of the lead at the start of Saturday’s round and kept pace with two front-nine birdies.
Then all parts of his game came unraveled. He surpassed 30 putts for the second straight day.