Goosen: Might need seven under Monday to win
With a stellar, back-nine 33 on Sunday, Retief Goosen put himself in the final group for the Labor Day final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. His card showed a three-under 68. But Goosen, who is tied for first with Steve Stricker at 13-under, thinks a replica of today's score won't be good enough to win. "There's got to be, what, 20 players within four shots," he said. (Actually, there are 16.) "I think it's going to be a low round tomorrow if conditions are similar to today. Somebody is going to have to shoot like six under or seven under, probably, to win." Noting that today was the windiest of the tournament's first three days, Goosen said, "If there's no wind out there tomorrow, then you're going to need to shoot a low one to have a chance."
Goosen may very well be the guy to shoot a low one. He has excelled in all phases this week, particularly off the tee. He ranks 10th in driving distance for the week at 305.8 yards, and hit 13 of 14 fairways Sunday. "I was on the driving range here Monday hitting balls for three hours," Goosen said. Result: "I've been driving it nicely this week. The last couple of times I've played here, I've played terrible, so it's nice to play well around this golf course. I like it. It's a good course. The greens are hard and fast, so that's the way I like to putt, see them roll on the greens, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."It helps that one guy Goosen almost certainly doesn't have to worry about on Monday is Tiger Woods, who is nine shots back. "Well, the players are happy that he's not up top of the leader board," Goosen said with a laugh, then added, "The sponsors are unhappy that he's not on top of the leader board."