Dark horses also in the hunt at wide-open Northern Trust


Sunday’s final round of The Northern Trust at Liberty National in Jersey City figures to be a shootout, with nine players within four shots of the lead, a number of big names at or near the top of the leaderboard and some dark-horse candidates lurking as well.

Patrick Reed will take a one-shot lead into the final round after shooting a 4-under 67 on Saturday to get to 14-under for the tournament.

Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, leads by one shot over Abraham Ancer, who shot a 3-under 68 to get to 13-under.

Brandt Snedeker and Jon Rahm are both 12-under after Snedeker posted the low round of the day, an 8-under 63, and Rahm shot 69.

Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, pushed himself into contention at 11-under with a 66. He was joined there by Harold Varner III (68) and Justin Rose (69) among those who are three shots out of the lead.

Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen, both of whom shot 70 Saturday, are 10-under and well within contention.

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