Charley Hoffman birdied the final hole to card a 7-under 65 on Saturday at Glen Abbey Golf Club and take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open.
The 40-year-old Hoffman had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch that ended on No 15. He bogeyed the par-4 17th and then rebounded with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th.
‘When you’re playing good, I always say golf is fairly easy,’ Hoffman said. ‘It’s been a fun run the last month or two months, actually all year, and it’s not very stressful, which is good.
‘When you’re trying to make cuts, that’s when golf is hard. Have my family out for the next five weeks. They are off for summer break. It’s been fun to hang out and go over to Europe with them and Canada. It’s been a good, fun summer vacation.’
Defending champion, Jhonattan Vegas, had a 67 to join Sam Saunders (67), Andres Gonzales (66), Tony Finau (66), Ryan Ruffels (68) and Brandon Hagy (69) at 14-under.
The top-ranked player in the FedExCup playoff standings, Dustin Johnson, finished the third round at 12-under total after carding a 68 on Saturday.
‘I feel like the game’s starting to come back in good form,’ Johnson said. ‘Other than a drive here and there, it was a really good day.’
Both remaining South Africans in the field – Tyrone Van Aswegen and Rory Sabbatini – fired 67s on Saturday and are four off the pace.
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