ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Mike Weir shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a 1-stroke lead over fellow main champion Padraig Harrington into the ultimate spherical of the Dick’s Sporting Items Open.
Weir had eight birdies and a bogey at En-Joie Golf Membership within the spherical delayed by rain for about two hours to succeed in 12-under 132.
“The great a part of the place I used to be on the climate delay, I had hit my tee shot on the eighth gap, so I used to be down there with only a rescue membership from 218 yards or 220 yards,” Weir stated. “It was a pleasant comfy shot for me popping out of the rain delay. It was only a comfy rescue membership. I hit a pleasant shot to twenty toes for eagle and left it simply brief proper within the center, but it surely was a pleasant birdie and good momentum coming off to maintain the birdie momentum going.”
The 52-year-old Canadian left-hander gained the rain-shortened Insperity Invitational final yr for his lone senior title.
“I am positive I will must shoot 6 or 7 below tomorrow with the fellows which are up close to the highest, a whole lot of firepower there,” Weir stated. “There will be no coasting, we will be making an attempt to make some birdies and maintain some momentum going.”
The 50-year-old Harrington had a 67. The Irishman gained the U.S. Senior Open in late June at Saucon Valley for his first victory on the 50-and-over tour.
Ernie Els and Vijay Singh, two extra main champions, have been tied for third at 9 below. Els had a 68 and Singh shot 70.
Jim Furyk, yet one more main winner, had a 71 to fall right into a tie for fifth at 8 below with Gene Sauers (67) and Tom Pernice Jr. (68).