NORTON, Mass. – With the final group less than an hour away from teeing off in Monday’s final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, thus far no one has been able to put together the kind of red-hot round that Keegan Bradley did early in the third round.
Bradley went out and shot an 8-under 63 to move up the leaderboard (that 63 was matched later in the day by Louis Oosthuizen, who now has a three-stroke lead).
Of the early finishers, the lowest score is by Padraig Harrington, who shot a 4-under 67 to finish at 2 over for the tournament. Harrington is projected to 60th in FedExCup points and is safely through to next week’s BMW Championship.
The top 70 in points after Monday’s final round will advance to Crooked Stick. That’s the tournament within a tournament happening at TPC Boston.
Jonthan Byrd appears to have played his way out of the top 70. Coming into this week 69th in points, Byrd shot a final-round 75 and is projected to 81.
Rookie Harris English also is projected outside the top 70 (78th) after shooting a 3-over 74 to finish at 6 over. English entered the week 63rd in points.
Scott Stallings also may be out after shooting a 1-over 72 to finish at 5 over. He came into the week ranked 61st but is projected to 74th.
Brendon de Jonge entered this week ranked 56th and is projected to 66th after shooting a 71. He birdied his final hole – a birdie that may prove instrumental in keeping him inside the top 70.
“Obviously I knew a birdie was going to help,” de Jonge said, “but it was all out of my hands out. So I'll wait and see and watch it.”