Australian Cameron Smith fired a career-low and course record 11-under par 60 to seize a share of the lead with Spain’s Jon Rahm after Saturday’s third round of the US PGA Tour Northern Trust tournament.
The 28-year-old from Brisbane shot a bogey-free 30 on both the front and back nines to equal top-ranked Rahm on 16-under par 197 after 54 holes at rain-softened Liberty National in suburban New York at the first event of the $60 million ($A84 million) FedEx Cup playoff event.
“The course is playing pretty soft,” Smith said. “I expect the boys will get up there. We’re all going to try our best.”
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Rahm, the reigning US Open champion who missed the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19, grinded out level par on the back nine to shoot 67.
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