Every takes lead in Byron Nelson
Matt Every opened the rain-delayed third round at the Byron Nelson with an eagle, then had four birdies in a span of five holes to take the lead from Sung Kang before play was suspended because of darkness Saturday night with that lead group through nine holes.
The start of play at Trinity Forest was delayed six hours because of heavy rain overnight and into the morning.
Kang matched the course record with a 61 in the second round to take a four-stroke lead over Every into Saturday after the two also played together the first two rounds.
Every had a 6-under 30 on the front nine Saturday to get to 18 under, a stroke ahead of Kang after he was 1 under for the day. Tyler Duncan, also in the final threesome, was 3 under and was third at 15 under.
The final threesome will have 27 holes to play Sunday, when the third round will be finished before the fourth round. Only nine of 83 players finished the third round.
Nicholas Lindheim was making a run at his own 61, or better, at 9 under for the day through 15 holes. At 12 under for tournament, he was in a tie for seventh after started the day 44th.
Birdie gives Stricker lead
Steve Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 and held onto the lead Saturday after three rounds at the Regions Tradition, with Bernhard Langer among three players two strokes back.
Stricker heads into the final round of the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors at 14-under 202. He was 1 over on the front nine on Greystone’s Founders Course after his first bogey of the Tradition but birdied all three par 5s on the back nine.
Langer, who won the Tradition in 2016 and 2017, shot a 68. David Toms had a 70 and Billy Andrade a 69 for the three-way tie for second.
Tom Byrum and Paul Goydos were three shots back. Byrum shot a 66 and Goydos a 69.
Fleetwood wins British Masters
Tommy Fleetwood shrugged off the effects of a virus to move into contention to win the British Masters as a late stumble from Matt Wallace in the third round threw the European Tour event wide open on Saturday.
After going 47 holes without dropping a shot, second-round leader Wallace bogeyed the 12th and ran up a double bogey on the 15th — after his wayward drive hit a spectator on the head — in shooting a 2-under 70. He was level in first place on 14-under 202 overall with Marcus Kinhult (68).