The American Patrick Cantlay retained his leadership in the Tour Championship on Thursday, which takes place at the East Lake Golf Club, of Atlanta (Georgia), but with the pressure of the Spanish Jon Rahm, who follows him two strokes after a day in which the Chilean Joaquín Niemann did not have a good performance and signed a +1.
Cantlay delivered a card of 67 (-3) and was affirmed with an aggregate of -13 despite the fact that Rahm was the best of the day when he finished with a card of 65 (-5) and a total of -11.
Cantlay, the winner of the BMW Championship last Sunday that left him the leader of the FedEx Cup classification, received a -10 stroke entry bonus.
The American champion made the most of them before Rahm’s push and his hit on the last hole with a birdie. Thus ended the tour with 67 strokes (-3), enough to stay ahead.
Another American, Billy Horschel, had the same record as Rahm (65, -5), which left him tied for tenth place with six other rivals, including Mexican Abraham Ancer (69, -1, plus -4 on entry) and defending champion Dustin Johnson (68, -2, plus -3 on the go).
Third place was shared by Americans Harris English and Bryson DeChambeau, both with -8 blows after they delivered two signed cards of 66 (-4) and 69 (-1) that added to the -4 and -7, which they received for finishing seventh and third, respectively, in the final classification of the FedEx Cup.
The Spanish Sergio García, who last Sunday managed to place himself in 28th place in the classification and be among the top 30, finished the course with a signed card of 68 strokes (-2) to share the twenty-third place with South Korean Jungjae Im.
While the Chilean Joaquín Niemann did not have his best performance at the end of the tour with a record of 72 strokes (+2), which left him in twenty-sixth place, shared with the American Stewart Clink, by accumulating 71 strokes (+1) after both golfers had entered with a bonus of -1.
The tournament winner will receive a cash prize of $ 15 million.