Goy­dos, Petro­vic tied on top in Cham­pi­ons’ fi­nale

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS 2 -

PHOENIX — Paul Goy­dos and Tim Petro­vic each shot 8-un­der 63 to share the lead in the Charles Sch­wab Cup Cham­pi­onship, leav­ing points leader Bern­hard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons’ sea­son fi­nale.

In sunny, 80-de­gree con­di­tions at Phoenix Coun­try Club, Langer parred the fi­nal nine holes for a 70. The 61-year-old Ger­man star opened with a chip-in ea­gle on the par-5 first but had two front­nine bo­geys.

Scott Parel, No. 2 in the stand­ings af­ter win­ning two weeks ago at Sher­wood, made a dou­ble bo­gey on 18 for a 71.

Langer and Parel would take the Cup with a tour­na­ment vic­tory, while Miguel An­gel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly, Scott McCar­ron and David Toms would need a win and help from other play­ers. Langer has won the sea­son-long com­pe­ti­tion four times, three straight from 2014-16. He has two vic­to­ries this year.

McCar­ron topped the six con­tenders for the $1 mil­lion an­nu­ity, clos­ing with an ea­gle for a 65. Kelly had a 68, and Jimenez and Toms shot 69.

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