Troy Merritt leads by three, Jordan Spieth in the hunt at RBC Heritage
Troy Merritt leads by three, Jordan Spieth in the hunt at RBC Heritage

Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead after Saturday`s third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

Troy Merritt matches course record to upstage Jordan Spieth
Troy Merritt matches course record to upstage Jordan Spieth

Troy Merritt fired a record-equalling 10-under-par 61 Friday as he goes after a first US PGA Tour title, out-shining the 62 of Masters champion Jordan Spieth to seize the RBC Heritage lead.

Jordan Spieth fires 62 to trail by two at Hilton Head
Jordan Spieth fires 62 to trail by two at Hilton Head

Jordan Spieth shook off the Masters hangover that hounded him during his opening round by firing a nine-under 62 on Friday to stand two shots off the pace early in the second round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

Anirban Lahiri let down by triple bogey, tied 78th after Round 1
Anirban Lahiri let down by triple bogey, tied 78th after Round 1

 Anirban Lahiri put all that he had learnt at the Masters to good use by getting to the 18th tee in one-under for the round, before running into a back-breaking triple bogey in the first round of the RBC Heritage tournament, here on Friday.

''Awesome'' decision by Spieth to play Heritage, says Kuchar
''Awesome'' decision by Spieth to play Heritage, says Kuchar

Jordan Spieth`s decision to compete in this week`s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head in South Carolina just days after winning his first major at the Masters was described as "awesome" by his playing partner Matt Kuchar on Thursday.

Erik Compton shares PGA lead as Matt Kuchar stumbles late
Erik Compton shares PGA lead as Matt Kuchar stumbles late

Erik Compton, a runner-up at last year`s US Open, fired a five-under par 67 to grab a share of the lead after Saturday`s third round of the US PGA Tour Humana Challenge.

Matt Kuchar leads Humana, Ryan Palmer on fire
Matt Kuchar leads Humana, Ryan Palmer on fire

Matt Kuchar fired an eight-under-par 64 to take the lead Friday at the PGA Tour Humana Challenge on a day when fellow American Ryan Palmer flirted with a 59.

Rookie Justin Thomas tied for Sony Open lead
Rookie Justin Thomas tied for Sony Open lead

Justin Thomas rolled in a 17-foot eagle putt to cap a dynamic finish at the PGA Tour`s Sony Open on Friday, leaving the tour rookie in a three-way tie for the lead.

Late surge gives Korean Bae four-stroke lead in Napa
Late surge gives Korean Bae four-stroke lead in Napa

South Korean Bae Sang-Moon eagled the par-four 17th and birdied the final hole to earn a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Frys.com Open in Napa, California on Saturday.

Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood stretch Europe`s Ryder Cup lead
Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood stretch Europe`s Ryder Cup lead

Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood defeated Americans Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson 2 and 1 in Saturday`s first Ryder Cup afternoon foursomes match to extend Europe`s overall lead at Gleneagles.

Donaldson, Westwood lead Furyk, Kuchar after nine
Donaldson, Westwood lead Furyk, Kuchar after nine

Welsh debutante Jamie Donaldson and England`s Lee Westwood led Americans Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar 1-up after nine holes in Friday`s first Ryder Cup afternoon foursomes match.

None of the four played in the earlier fourball matches.

Jason Day finishes strong to share The Barclays lead

Jason Day, proud of how he handled his nerves, rebounded from a double-bogey at the 13th with three birdies in the last four holes to grab a share of the lead after the third round of The Barclays on Saturday.

Ben Crane pulls out of PGA Championship with back problem

American Ben Crane became the third player to withdraw from the PGA Championship due to back issues when he pulled out before his tee-off time in the second round on Friday.

Matt Kuchar withdraws from PGA Championship with back issues

There was a player withdrawal from the 96th PGA Championship on Thursday due to back pain, but it was not Tiger Woods who pulled out.

British Open champion Rory McIlroy not one to rest on his laurels

Rory McIlroy embellished his status as one of the game`s best players with his wire-to-wire win at the British Open nine days ago, but has put that behind him as he strives to achieve further goals before the end of this year.

All eyes on Tiger Woods as British Open starts

England`s former Ryder Cup star David Howell got the 143rd British Open underway just after the crack of dawn at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Thursday with all eyes early on riveted on a "fit again" Tiger Woods.

Shiv Kapur off to a good start at US Open

Pinehurst: Shiv Kapur the lone Indian at the US Open got off to a tidy start on the first nine of the opening round as he made the turn in a very creditable even par on Thursday.

Memorial tournament again attracts a quality field

Very few of the game`s top players are absent from this week`s Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio where the leafy Muirfield Village layout is always in immaculate condition and the PGA Tour event has the feeling of a major.

Scott tees it up as number one at Colonial

Australia`s Adam Scott tees it up at the US PGA Tour`s Colonial this week still getting used to his status as the world`s top-ranked golfer.

Idle Aussie Scott to replace Tiger atop rankings

Adam Scott will overtake injured Tiger Woods in next week`s rankings to become golf`s world number one for the first time, even though the Australian will not play this week.