NORTON, Mass. — Former Conway golfer Bryce Molder is tied for fifth place in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into Monday's final round.
Molder, a four-time first-team All-American at Georgia Tech, has made the biggest jump in the FedEx Cup standings this week, going from 93rd into the top 40. His 68 ties him with Ryan Moore, eight shots off the pace.
The position on the leaderboard is more significant to Molder than how many shots he is behind, for only the top 70 in the FedEx Cup advance to Indianapolis next week for the third playoff event.
Louis Oosthuizen combined one of the sweetest swings in golf with a putting stroke that was just as pure. That's all it took for him to race by Rory McIlroy, leave Tiger Woods behind and seize control in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Oosthuizen ran off seven straight birdies. He shot a 29 on the front nine of the TPC Boston. And at one point, he went 19 consecutive holes without missing a green. One last birdie on the par-5 18th gave him an 8-under 63 and a three-shot lead over McIlroy going into the Labor Day finish.
McIlroy, trying to match Woods with his third PGA Tour win this year, did well just to stay in range.
The PGA Championship winner started the third round with a one-shot lead and had a 4-under 67, the kind of score that should keep him atop the leaderboard. Instead, he had to answer with four birdies on the back nine just to give himself a chance Monday.
"Louis put on a display out there," McIlroy. "It was great to watch."
That's about all anyone could do. Woods had a 68 and was six shots behind, along with Dustin Johnson, who kept alive his hopes of being picked for the Ryder Cup with a 65.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)