Jim Furyk rolling along into final round at Royal Montreal

Jim Furyk reacts after he tees off on the 15th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open...

Jim Furyk reacts after he tees off on the 15th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course. Tim Petrovic looks on in the background on Jul 26, 2014 in Ile Bizard, Quebec, CAN. (Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

ILE BIZARD, Que. — At 44, Jim Furyk is no spring chicken. But like old man river, he keeps on rollin’ along.

Fresh off a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s British Open at Royal Liverpool, Furyk has a third RBC Canadian Open in his sights, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday at the Royal Montreal Golf Club to take a three-shot lead on South Africa’s Tim Clark, with a two-day total score of 195. Canadian Graham DeLaet, who, like Furyk, hit a course-record 63 in Round 2 on Friday, is in a small group tied for fifth at 202.

Furyk has been a model of consistency on the historic Royal Montreal course, recording five birdies during Saturday’s third round with zero bogeys. In fact, he has scored only one bogey the entire tournament.

Furyk won back-to-back Canadian Opens in 2006 and 2007 at Hamilton and Angus Glen in Markham. The 16-time PGA Tour winner isn’t sure why he does so well in Canada, but he certainly has picked up quite a following north of the border.


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