Cup duo seek redemption
Ryder Cup captain Davis Love and one of his beaten players from Medinah share the lead going into the final round of The McGladrey Classic.
Love and Jim Furyk both carded third rounds of 66 at Sea Island to finish the day 13 under par, two shots ahead of fellow American DJ Trahan and halfway leader Arjun Atwal of India.
Furyk returned a flawless scorecard with four birdies in his first 10 holes, while tournament host Love had two bogeys and six birdies, including one on the 18th.
Both men are looking to banish memories of the Ryder Cup, where Jose Maria Olazabal's European side came from 10-6 down on the final day to claim a remarkable victory.
But for Furyk in particular, Sunday represents a chance to make partial amends for a nightmare season with a first win since 2010.
The 42-year-old lost in a four-man play-off at the Transitions Championship, failed to win the US Open after leading with three holes to play, double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to lose the Bridgestone Invitational and bogeyed the final two holes to lose his singles match to Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup.
"He was real close to an All-Star, hero year," Love said of Furyk. "And that showed today. He came out firing and looked like he was going to birdie every hole."
Furyk added on www.pgatour.com: "You get your tail kicked in this game a lot and I think it makes the good times and the wins that much sweeter.
"I'm not one of those people that after those events, I never sat back and didn't work. It made me work harder."
Coming into the event with low expectations has worked in Furyk's favour and he added: "If I now said, 'OK, I'm tied for the lead and there's only one round to go' and I try to flip my mindset, I'm going to get tight and it's going to be harder to score.
"I had played a lot of golf, I was tired, so I was trying to get away and felt that was the best thing I could do at the time, so I came in here just not really expecting that much.
"I know I'm playing well, I know my game's in good shape, so let's see what happens. And I'm going to do the same thing tomorrow."