The Northern Trust: Bryson DeChambeau surges to top of leaderboard with 8-under 63

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau (Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau was dialed in Saturday at The Northern Trust as he fired an 8-under 63 to move into sole possession of the lead after three rounds at 16 under for the tournament.

“Man on a mission,” he told CBS Sports after his round. “That’s all.”

DeChambeau leads the field by four strokes, despite the fact Keegan Bradley performed even stronger. 

Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, shot the best round on the course of the day at 9-under 62, but he sits in second place at 12 under for the tournament.

Elsewhere on the course, Jamie Lovemark and Brooks Koepka, who came into Saturday playing great golf and tied for the lead, had lackluster rounds posting 2 over and 1 over, respectively, and falling well behind DeChambeau.

Phil Mickelson, though, once again posted a good score shooting his third consecutive 68 and he sits in a tie for seventh at 9 under. Australian Cameron Smith and American Tony Finau sit in a tie for third at 11 under.

Tiger Woods played better Saturday posting a bogey-free 68, but he remains well behind the leaders and out of contention at 3 under.