29 Aug 2010

Laird surges into three-shot lead at Barclays

12:13 pm on 29 August 2010

Scottish golfer Martin Laird leads the Barclays tournament in New Jersey after the third round of the opening event of the FedExCup playoff series.

Laird fired a six under par 65 to surge into a three-shot lead at 12 under overall, while overnight leader Jason Day of Australia's in joint second place with long-hitting American Dustin Johnson.

Tiger Woods posted a triple-bogey seven at the first hole after driving into a car park.

However the US world number one, who needs to finish 50th to guarantee his place in next week's FedExCup event, rallied with three birdies on the back nine to shoot a 72, nine strokes off Laird.