Scott McCarron

Golf roundup: Marc Leishman has five-shot lead heading into final round of BMW Championship

Golf roundup: Marc Leishman has five-shot lead heading into final round of BMW Championship

Marc Leishman got up and down from a tough lie behind the 18th green for one last birdie that gave him a three-under-par 68 and extended his lead to five shots over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the final round of the BMW Championship.

Leishman gets another chance to win a FedEx Cup playoff event and grab one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship next week. The top seeds have the clearest path to claim the $10-million bonus.

And this opportunity is much better than two weeks ago.

Leishman shared the 54-hole lead at the TPC Boston with Justin Thomas, who surged past Leishman and held off Jordan Spieth. This time, no one could make a run at him Saturday...

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