SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Moore shot two more rounds of 6-under 65 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the John Deere Classic, finishing at 8:25 p.m. in nearly dark conditions.
After opening Thursday with a 65, Moore barely got on the course Friday in the tournament that finally got back on schedule Saturday when the players raced to finish before dark.
“It was a long day, Moore said. It was a lot of golf holes I played today, so to play that solid all day long, I’m very encouraged about it. I think that was 34 holes I played today. It will be nice to get to sleep a little bit tomorrow and be well rested and just ready to get after it again tomorrow.”
Play was delayed 3 1/2 hours Thursday when an inch of rain fell, then the start was delayed five hours Friday after an overnight storm dumped another 2.4 inches on the soaked course.
Morgan Hoffman and Ben Martin each shot 62 to pull within a stroke at 17 under.
The 33-year-old Moore has four PGA Tour victories, winning the CIMB Classic in 2013 and 2014. He was third in March in the Valspar Championship and has five top-10 finishes this season.