There’s now a tie atop the Kodak Challenge leaderboard thanks to Aaron Baddeley’s birdie on the par-4 17th hole on the Magnolia Course. The Aussie hit his approach shot from 136 yards to just nine inches to set up the tap-in, which moves him into a share of the lead with Troy Merritt at 17 under. Merritt played the Palm Course on Thursday as did Rickie Fowler, who is one stroke back. Tim Petrovic and Lee Janzen, who also birdied No. 17 on Thursday, are two shots back.
This is the final week for the Kodak Challenge with $1 million going to the winner. Should there be a tie after the final round, there will be a playoff on No. 17 until a winner is determined.