ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Jim Furyk was ready to close the book on a year filled with bitter moments. He wasn’t expecting one more chapter.
Despite playing limited golf in the three weeks following yet another disappointment in the Ryder Cup, Furyk has put together three solid days in the McGladrey Classic and ran off four early birdies Saturday that gave him 4-under-par 66 and a share of the lead with Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.
Love has played every week since the Ryder Cup, and the 48-year-old tournament host was at his best at Sea Island. With birdies on both the par 5s and a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, he matched Furyk with 66 and joined him in the lead at 13-under 197.
EUROPEAN TOUR: In Perth, Australia, Bo Van Pelt shot 5-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Jason Dufner after the third round of the Perth International.
Van Pelt started the day four shots behind overnight leader Emiliano Grillo and grabbed the lead when Grillo bogeyed two of his last three holes.
Grillo had moved to 13-under with birdies at the sixth and ninth holes.
Dufner sits alone in second place at 11-under 205.
Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson (69) is eight back. Oliver Wilson, another ex-Jaguar, is 12 back after shooting 70.
WEB.COM TOUR: In Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., B.J. Slaten shot 2-under 68 to take one-stroke lead at the Jacksonville Open.
Augusta’s Scott Parel (67) is tied for ninth at 207 and Aiken native Matt Hendrix (69) is tied for 32nd at 210.
LPGA TOUR: In Incheon, South Korea, Suzann Pettersen shot 4-under-par 68 to extend her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.