Brendon Todd signed for a 1-under 69 on Saturday to remain on top at WGC-FedEx St. Jude but saw his lead shrink to one shot with 18 holes remaining.
Todd made five birdies in Round 3, but four bogeys prevented him from building a larger cushion in pursuit of his third victory this season. He won the Mayakoba Classic and Bermuda Championship in the fall of 2019.
Todd only hit 50% of his fairways at TPC Southwind during the third round, despite being one of the most accurate drivers of the ball on Tour. He also ranks 75th in driving distance out of a field of 78.
This is Todd's fourth 54-hole lead of the 2019-20 campaign. His most recent was at the Travelers Championship when he let a three-shot advantage slip away to Dustin Johnson.
Byeong Hun An leads the chase of Todd after posting 66 on Saturday. The South Korean poured in four straight birdies late in the round to make his move up the leaderboard.
Rickie Fowler, who was alone in second after Round 2, failed to make up any ground on moving day. He matched Todd's performance with a three-birdie, two-bogey 69.
After stumbling out of the gates and playing the first six holes at 3-over par, Brooks Koepka carded five back-nine birdies en route to a 68 and remains in contention to defend his WGC title.
Here's how the top of the leaderboard stands after Day 3 in Memphis:
|Place||Player||To Par||R3 Score|
|2||Byeong Hun An||-11||66|