Goydos leads Montgomerie in PGA Tour Champions finale
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goydos shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions' season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
A day after opening with a 62 for a three-stroke lead, Goydos birdied the par-5 18th to reach 11-under 129 on Desert Mountain Club's Cochise Course.
Colin Montgomerie, third in Charles Schwab Cup season standings, remained second. He followed his opening 65 with a 66. The Scot matched playing partner Goydos with a closing birdie.
Points leader Bernhard Langer was third at 7 under after a 66.
The top five in the standings – Richmond winner Scott McCarron is second, followed by Montgomerie, Joe Durant and Miguel Angel Jimenez – can take the season title with a victory Sunday.
Durant was tied for 15th at 1 under after a 69, McCarron was tied for 17th at even par after a 71, and Jimenez was 22nd at 1 over after a 67.
The season standings were reset after the event last week in Virginia, with Langer's lead over McCarron reduced from 935,657 to 200. The tournament winner will receive $440,000 and 2,000 points.
Langer is recovering from a left knee injury that forced him to withdraw from the playoff opener at Sherwood, The 59-year-old German has a tour-high four victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,836,459. He won season titles in 2010, 2014 and 2015.
Goydos is 24th in the standings.