NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen ran off a flawless string of six straight birdies Sunday to race by Rory McIlroy and take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
McIlroy played well. So did Tiger Woods. It just didn't look like it compared with Oosthuizen, the South African with one of the sweetest swings in golf who had an 8-under 63.
His birdie streak included four putts of at least 20 feet, and he shot 29 on the front nine of the TPC Boston. His sixth straight birdie on the 10th hole, a tap-in, put him at 8 under through 10 holes. McIlroy rallied for a 67 and will play in the final group with Oosthuizen on Labor Day.
Woods had a 68 and was six shots behind.
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Mario Isola, the Pirelli racing manager, breaks down the four factors used in deciding which tires will be used for each race: tarmac roughness, circuit layout, weather conditions and past experience. Based on those factors, soft and supersoft tires will be used in Monaco. (NBC Sports)