Matt Fitzpatrick shares third-round lead with Scottie Scheffler in Chicago

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Only a bogey on the par-four 18th prevented the Yorkshireman moving clear at the top of the leaderboard at BMW Championship.
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August 19, 2023
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Matt Fitzpatrick fired a four-under-par 66 to earn a share of the lead after the third round of the BMW Championship in Chicago.

"Good day. Felt comfortable where I hit it," said Fitzpatrick. "A couple of holes where obviously would like to take a couple shots back, but on the whole I felt really solid and comfortable going into tomorrow."

Only a bogey on the par-four 18th prevented the Yorkshireman moving clear at the top of the leaderboard at Olympia Fields Country Club as he looks to cement his place at next week’s season-ending Tour Championship.

Instead Fitzpatrick will go into the final round tied with American world number one Scottie Scheffler, who hit seven birdies in his six-under-par round of 64, at 11 under par.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who shared the first-round lead only to fall away on Friday, clawed back within three shots of the leaders as he shot a 67 to sit in a tie for fifth place with Norway’s Viktor Hovlund.

American Brian Harman’s 67 sees him sit in third place, one stroke adrift of the leaders at 10 under, but it was back to reality for compatriot and overnight leader Max Homa.

Homa had hit a course record 62 on Friday to fashion a two-stroke advantage but fell away on Saturday, a triple bogey seven on the seventh contributing to a one-over round of 71 that leaves him a further stroke back in fourth place.

It proved even worse for fellow American Chris Kirk, who started the day in second place but hit back-to-back double bogeys in his five-over-par 75.

Sam Burns of the United States matched Homa’s course record 62 to surge 26 places into a four-way tie for seventh place on seven under.

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T7Denny McCarthy-7696965203
T7Xander Schauffele-7716567203
T7Justin Rose-7706568203
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T11Sungjae Im-6686868204
T13Adam Svensson-5706966205
T13Wyndham Clark-5667168205
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T15Cameron Young-4677168206
T15Lucas Glover-4706769206
T15Tommy Fleetwood-4706769206
T19Sahith Theegala-3667269207
T19Patrick Cantlay-3686871207
T19Harris English-3686772207
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T23Eric Cole-2726868208
T23Russell Henley-2696970208
T23Rickie Fowler-2666973208
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T26Si Woo Kim-1716969209
T26Byeong Hun An-1706772209
T26Collin Morikawa-1677072209
T30Tom KimPar727266210
T30Tyrrell HattonPar707268210
T30Tom HogePar716970210
T30Keegan BradleyPar716871210
T30Jordan SpiethPar687072210
T30J.T. PostonPar696873210
T36Tony Finau+1746869211
T36Cam Davis+1736672211
T38Emiliano Grillo+3736971213
T38Jon Rahm+3687471213
T40Patrick Rodgers+4717370214
T40Brendon Todd+4717271214
T40Adam Hadwin+4727072214
T43Sepp Straka+6717471216
T43Kurt Kitayama+6766872216
T45Nick Taylor+7717274217
T45Jason Day+7697474217
47Lee Hodges+9747273219
48Seamus Power+12767274222
49Taylor Moore+16727480226
W/DHideki Matsuyama-71--71
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BMW Championship 2023

Date: August 17th - 20th 2023

Location: Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course), Olympia Fields, Illinois

Purse: $20,000,000

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