Patrick Cantlay has one-shot lead entering final round of BMW Championship

AP photo by Julio Cortez / Patrick Cantlay, right, celebrates with his caddie after he holed out from the fairway on No. 14 at Wilmington Country Club’s South Course on Saturday. Cantlay shot a 65 in the third round of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship and took a one-shot lead into the final round.


WILMINGTON, Del. — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele went from being teammates to close friends and now seem to be inseparable on the PGA Tour, so the final group on the final day of the BMW Championship might have the feel of one of their countless practice rounds.

Except for the stakes, that is.

Cantlay holed out from 106 yards in the fairway on the par-5 14th hole at Wilmington Country Club and shot a 6-under-par 65 on Saturday despite twice missing three-foot par putts. That gave him a one-stroke lead over Schauffele and Scott Stallings, who each shot a 66, going into the final round of the penultimate FedEx Cup playoff event.

Schauffele had an eagle with an approach shot to five feet on the par-5 third hole, an early highlight in a bogey-free round.

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