Golf roundup: DeChambeau builds 4-shot lead at Northern Trust

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau kept pouring in birdies as everyone around him went the other direction Saturday in The Northern Trust.

DeChambeau finished with two birdies, making an 18-foot putt on the last hole to cap off his 8-under 63 that gave him a four-shot lead over Keegan Bradley. Along with seizing control of the opening FedEx Cup playoff event, DeChambeau might make it tough for Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk to ignore him.

He narrowly missed earning one of the eight automatics spots on the U.S. team. Furyk makes three of his picks a week from Tuesday.

DeChambeau made nine birdies, four in a five-hole stretch to start pulling away.

What made him stand out, even more than his tam o’shanter cap and single-length shafts, was all the stars around him were in reverse. Of the final 10 players to tee off, DeChambeau and Adam Scott were the only ones to break par. Scott had to birdie three of his last four holes for a 70.

Brooks Koepka, who shared the 36-hole lead with Jamie Lovemark, had a 13-hole stretch in the middle of his round with three bogeys and 10 pars. He shot 72 and fell seven shots behind. Dustin Johnson, who started the day tied with DeChambeau, added a double bogey to a week that already included two triple bogeys. Johnson birdied his last hole for a 72 to fall nine shots back.

Scott was one shot behind when he made two bogeys, then chopped up the par-3 11th for a double bogey.

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Boeing Classic

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland shot a 12-under 60, birdieing the final four holes to finish a stroke off his own PGA Tour Champions record.

Needing an eagle on the par-5 18th for another 59, Sutherland made a birdie after missing the green with a 3-iron approach. He was tied for the lead with Ken Tanigawa at 14-under 130.

In 2014, Sutherland became the only player to break 60 in the history of the 50-and-over tour, shooting a 13-under 59 — with a closing bogey — in the Dickás Sporting Goods Open.

CP Women’s Open

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Brooke Henderson took the lead into the final round, fighting through gusting wind at Wascana Country Club in pursuit of a breakthrough home victory.

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