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BMW Championship: Marc Leishman increases lead to five shots

18 September 2017, 12:40 | Ruby West

BMW Championship: Marc Leishman increases lead to five shots

Rory Mc Ilroy

Fellow Aussie Jason Day and American Rickie Fowler remain in second place with the duo shooting identical 70s to move to 14-under par.

Now there are advantages to having some degree of anonymity, he says.

After opening with a 65, Spieth fell nine strokes off the pace following his one-over-par 70 at the third and penultimate play-off event.

Leishman, who goes into the weekend with a three-shot lead over Day and Fowler, told the PGA website: 'The game's feeling really good.

"I'm talking to (Reardon)", Day said.

After opening with 62 and 64, a steady if not spectacular round of 68 seemed nearly pedestrian for Leishman. "I just knew regardless of what I did, I was going to play well".

Victorian native Leishman is searching for his second win this year after claiming the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and a first wire-to-wire victory on the PGA Tour. Obviously not as many today but the conditions were quite a bit different.




Starting the day two back of Leishman, who opened with a nine-under 62, Day bounced back from a sloppy start featuring two bogeys with three birdies in his last four holes on the front side, before picking up an additional three shots on the inward half.

During NBC's telecast Saturday, Jim Mackay, Phil Mickelson's former caddie who now works as an analyst, called Leishman, "the most underrated player in golf".

Leishman held a two-shot lead over Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth going into the back nine of the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston. "I'm out there saying, should I hit this club or that club?"

McIlroy won the FedEx Cup past year but the Northern Irishman is set to relinquish his crown with a Tour Championship berth virtually out of reach as he continues to struggle at the BMW Championship.

"It's hard because I know that realistically there's not much chance of getting in next week, but I still want to go out there and play well", McIlroy said. It won't be easy on Sunday, as catching countryman Leishman appears a tall task on a course where big mistakes are unlikely.

"The biggest thing for me is for him to be able to be comfortable enough to have conversations with me out there, " Day said. "I'm just trying to do that".



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