July 1 2012
BETHESDA, Md. -- It’s early in the final round, but Bo Van Pelt just took the lead at 7 under with a birdie on the third hole.
Brendon de Jonge, meanwhile, made bogey and is now a shot back along with four others, including Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.
Scott has the day’s best round going at 5 under through his first eight holes. Scott has birdied each of his last four holes and is now on the par-5 ninth.
As tough as Congressional has been this week, it is prone to some low numbers. Remember, Hunter Mahan (who is also tied for second at the moment) shot a final-round 62 here in 2009 to finish second behind Tiger Woods.
De Jonge’s bogey, by the way, came when he missed the green on his approach to the par-4 third then missed a 9-footer to save par