Saturday is known as “Moving Day” on the PGA Tour and 2010 AT&T Byron Nelson champion Jason Day fired a 63 to move into contention in the final time this event will be contested at the TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas.
Day began the third round in 17th place, but surged up the leader board courtesy of seven birdies, including a string of five consecutive birdies from Nos. 7-11. His only bogey of the day came on No. 14 and he followed that up with consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17. His birdie at No. 17 was a 60-footer that wound its way into the cup.
Day won his first PGA Tour event at the Nelson on his way to becoming the No. 1 player in the world and would like nothing more than to have his name be the final addition to the Byron Nelson Wall of Champions near the No. 1 tee.
“It would be nice to be my first win here as a professional and, unfortunately for it not to be here anymore is pretty tough,” Day said. “”But there’s a lot of good memories coming back at a place like this and the people are fantastic. I lived here in the area and it would be nice to win tomorrow.”
Garcia shoots 64 on Saturday
Masters winner and defending AT&T Byron Nelson champion Sergio Garcia got off to a rough start in this year’s event with a 73 in the first round, but followed it up with a 65 on Friday and 64 on Saturday to catapult his way 19 spots up the leader board into a tie for 6th place.
His Saturday 64 included three consecutive birdies to close out the day.
“I wasn’t that far off on the front,” Garcia said. “Then, finally on the back-9, I kept hitting good shoots and started rolling some putts in and it all comes down to that, giving yourself chances and rolling a couple of putts here and there, get a little momentum and confidence and made a great par save on 14 that kept my round going and was able to finish with three good ones.”
James Hahn is the leader going into Sunday’s final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.