Sergio Garcia was doing everything right. He had the lead going into the third round. He kept bogeys off his card and made two birdies on the front nine.
And he was losing ground Sunday in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.
Garcia regained control on the back nine of the rain-softened TPC Boston, making five birdies for a 6-under 65 that gave him a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson. But nothing is close to being settled at this FedEx Cup playoff event. There were 332 birdies and 10 eagles in the third round, translating to subpar holes 32 percent of the time.
"There's heaps of low scores out there," Stenson said after his 66. "You have to keep making birdies if you want to have anything to do with this tournament."
Garcia was at 19-under 194, though he is 3-7 when he has at least a share of the lead going into the last day.
Graham DeLaet of Canada all but locked up a spot on the Presidents Cup team with a 62 that left him three shots behind with Steve Stricker, who had a 63 and took a big step toward making the U.S. team for the matches next month at Muirfield Village.
Phil Mickelson, who started the third round five shots out of the lead, had his second straight 71 and wound up 12 shots behind.
Tiger Woods didn't get anything going early and fell apart on the back nine, starting with a tee shot into a hazard well right of the 10th fairway. He began the back nine with three straight bogeys and ended with a three-putt par on the 18th for a 1-over 72. He was 13 shots back.
"I just didn't have it today," Woods said. "I just didn't hit it well. I didn't make anything. I had a bad day at the wrong time."
LPGA Tour: Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic for the second time in three years, taking advantage of playing partner Yani Tseng's final-round collapse at Columbia Edgewater in Portland, Ore.
Three strokes behind leader Tseng entering the round, Pettersen closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over second-ranked Stacy Lewis.
Pettersen finished at 20-under 268 for her 12th LPGA Tour victory. Tseng followed her third-round 63 with a 78 to tie for ninth at 12 under.
Champions Tour: Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season. Mediate closed with a 7-under 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows for a seven-stroke victory in Calgary, Alberta.
Mediate finished at 22-under 191 to tie the tour record for lowest total score in a 54-hole event. Tom Byrum had a 64 to finish second.
Immelman made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay (72) in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Former San Jose State standout Arron Oberholser ballooned to a 73 and finished seven shots back.