ATLANTA (AP) Scottie Scheffler returned to East Lake on Sunday morning looking just just like the No. 1 player, pulling away with four birdies in six holes to perform the 3rd round with a 4-under 66 that gave him a six-shot lead in the Tour Championship.
Scheffler was delivering a reliable diet of pars that put him in a good struggle with Xander Schauffele until another stoppage because of lightning in your community Saturday. At that time, he was one shot ahead.
And he was gone.
Scheffler holed birdie putts from about 5 feet on the 13th and 15th holes. He stuffed his method of 2 feet on the 17th and made an excellent escape from the left rough on the water that left him an extended pitch he nearly holed on the par-5 18th.
He tapped directly into reach 23-under par. That left him one round from the $18 million prize for winning the FedEx Cup.
Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes for a 63 and you will be in the ultimate group with Scheffler. He was at 17 under alongside Schauffele, who also had visual appearance for birdie and didnt make some of them Sunday morning.
Defending champion Patrick Cantlay (66) and Sungjae Im (66) were seven shots behind.
Scheffler may be the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup and was rewarded with a two-shot lead at 10-under par prior to the tournament started. He could be 13 under for his raw score, that is tied for McIlroy to get the best this week. McIlroy, however, was the No. 7 seed and began six shots behind.
Schauffele missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole if they resumed the round. He sent his next tee shot up to now to the proper he had going to a provisional in the event it had been out-of-bounds. He found it, but finished up missing a 10-foot par putt to fall three behind.
And on the par-3 15th, Scheffler hit his tee shot to 5 feet to a front left pin on the water. Schauffele also hit an excellent someone to 10 feet and missed again.
Scheffler already has won four times this season, like the Masters, to attain No. 1 on earth and is known as a shoo-in for PGA Tour player of the entire year.
He won just over $14 million in the standard season already an archive, rather than surprising given the steady rise in prize money. He won a $4 million bonus from the Comcast Business Tour Top 10 for leading the FedEx Cup in the standard season, plus a $1 million bonus for winning the Aon Risk-Reward Challenge.
A victory Sunday afternoon would mean a $37 million year for the 26-year-old Texas grad.
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