WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Jonas Blixt has closed the gap on Johnson Wagner with birdies on the ninth and 10th holes.
The Swede, who picked up his first PGA TOUR victory last fall but has yet to post a top-10 in 2013, made a 4-footer at No. 9 and 9-footer at the 10th to pull within a stroke of the overnight leader.
Wagner shot even par on the front nine so he remains at 14 under. His playing partner, Jimmy Walker, also shot 34 on the front nine and is one behind Blixt at 12 under.
There are roughly 90 minutes of daylight remaining.
Both par 5s on The Old White TPC are on the final nine holes so this figures to be the scoring nine. There are three other players in double digits under par now -- Steven Bowditch is 2 under through 11 holes and 11 under for the tournament while Brian Stuard and Matt Jones are 10 under.
Stuard is 4 under through 17 holes on Sunday while Jones is 1 under through 11.
Bubba Watson hit 49 greens in regulation at The Greenbrier Classic. (Trotman/Getty Images)
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Asked to rate his first trip to The Greenbrier, Bubba Watson gave it a whopping 99 percent.
"The atmosphere and everything was great," Watson said. "My golf was the 1 percent that's missing."
Watson, who brought his wife Angie and son Caleb for some R&R the week before The Greenbrier Classic began, managed to break par every day at The Old White TPC. He finished the week 5 under as a result, but was never able to make anything happen.
For the week, Watson hit 41 of 56 fairways, 49 of 72 greens in regulation and used 115 putts. He ranked first in driving distance and tied for first in distance of putts made.
"I made too many mistakes," Watson acknowledged but quickly added, "I'm looking forward to the rest of the year, I'm playing great."
Watson has a busy schedule on the horizon, too. He plans to play the British Open, RBC Canadian Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
"I'm just looking forward to the challenges and playing some good golf," he said.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Midway through the front nine in the rain-delayed final round of The Greenbrier Classic there are now four players in double digits under par.
The two players in the final group are both 1 over for the day. Johnson Wagner, the overnight leader, three-putted the undulating green at the second hole from 40 feet for bogey while Walker did the same from 53 feet at the next hole.
So the gap between the two remains two strokes with Wagner now 13 under and Walker at 11. Jonas Blixt is even par through four holes but he has been joined at 10 under by Steve Bowditch, who just tapped in from 14 inches at the fifth hole for birdie.
Defending champion Ted Potter Jr. has climbed into a tie for fifth at 9 under with Tag Ridings and Jordan Spieth. Potter is 3 under through 12 holes on Sunday.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- After a rain delay of three hours and 10 minutes, the final round of The Greenbrier Classic resumed at 5 p.m..
The skies are cloudy and a few more showers could be on the horizon but tournament officials hope to get as much gjolf in as possible. Johnson Wagner, who leads by two strokes, and Jimmy Walker, will tee off at roughly 5:10 p.m. in the day's final group.
Barring anymore delays, play can continue until roughly 8:30 p.m. In comparision, the third round was completed relatively quickly in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- The driving range has opened and tournament officials are pointing toward a 5 p.m. ET restart for the final round of The Greenbrier Classic.
Matt Jones and Jordan Spieth will be on the tee with the final group of Johnson Wagner and Jimmy Walker to follow 10 minutes later.
That would mean the delay lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes. Neither of the last two groups in the final round was able to tee off at The Old White TPC before dangerous weather forced the suspension at 1:50 p.m.
Sunset here in the Allegheny Mountains is expected at 8:45 p.m. Given the cloud cover, though, tournament director slugger White said earlier in the day that he expected play could continue until roughly 8:30.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Johnson Wagner is looking to beat the odds at The Greenbrier Classic, and he has personal history on his side.
No third-round leader has gone one to win the popular PGA TOUR event in its three-year history. But Wagner, who owns a two-stroke advantage as he waits to tee off in the weather-delayed final round, has won two of his three TOUR titles when owning the 54-hole lead.
The first came at the 2008 Shell Houston Open. Wagner -- who is playing tribute to his Virginia Tech Hokies by wearing maroon pants trimmed with orange on Sunday -- owned a one-stroke advantage over Chad Campbell, closed with a 71 and ended up beating Campbell and Geoff Ogilvy by two.
Three years later at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, Wagner again led by one, this time over Chris Stroud. He ended up shooting a solid 67 and had to beat Spencer Levin, who shot 65, in a playoff.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- As a relatively light rain falls and the delay continues with players milling around the locker room, let's take a look at the kind of numbers being shot by the early finishers at The Greenbrier Classic.
The lowest of the day so far came from Jim Herman, who posted a 65 to move to 5 under for the tournament. Brendon de Jonge gave Virginia Tech fans something to smile about as he shot 66 to finish at 7 under.
Tom Watson, the pro emeritus at The Greenbrier, can lay claim to the low Champions Tour player. The 63-year-old shot 67 on Sunday to finish at 4 under -- which was one stroke better than Kenny Perry, who won last week's Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. Neal Lancaster, who turned 50 last fall, missed the second cut on Saturday after shooting 76.
Right now, the final round scoring average at The Old White TPC is just under par at 69.983.