Golf - Roller-coaster Day, steady Furyk share Barclays lead

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Golf - Roller-coaster Day, steady Furyk share Barclays lead
PARAMUS, NJ - AUGUST 23: Jason Day of Australia reacts after putting for birdie on the 18th green during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on August 23, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey. Hunter Martin/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Hunter Martin)

- Australia's Jason Day endured a roller-coaster round while American Jim Furyk was steady as they shared the lead after the third round of the PGA Barclays tournament.

Day fired a three-under par 68 that included seven birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey while Furyk shot a bogey-free 69 to leave them level on nine-under 204 after 54 holes in the first event of the US PGA's season-ending playoffs.

"It was an interesting day," Day said. "I'm really excited to get back into contention again."

Furyk said: "My goal is to go out, not look at the leaderboard, play my style and get my putter going hot earlier."

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth win in a row, fired a 70 to stand on 209, five strokes off the pace.


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