The BMW Championship. Jim Stays In front. September 14 2013

Jim Furyk followed his record breaking 59 with a more modest 69, but still stays in front at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Course. Another fine day Jim Furyk / Getty Images Jim had a third round -2 under par 69 which gave him a tournament total of -13 under par, just one shot ahead of Steve Stricker. Jim was reasonably happy with today's result, but said it could have been better; "The goal was to go out and shoot a good number today, get myself in position to win this golf tournament. It could have been better out there. Obviously, I dropped that shot at 18, which I'm disappointed. It was probably one of the easier holes of the day. But I've got myself in good position, so rather than harp on the last hole, I'd probably tend to want to think about tomorrow and what I have to do to try to win a golf tournament." Steve Stricker is just one shot back at -12 under par, after his third round -7 under par 64 moved him into contention for the final round. Steve admitted he had a number in his head that he wanted to shoot today, he didn't quite make it, but was happy all the same. The key shot for Steve was his sand wedge from 99 yards at the par 4 15th hole, he slam-dunked the shot for an eagle two. Steve also thinks the weather will a big part tomorrow, forecast is 90% chance of rain; "I had a number in mind to start the day, which I typically don't do, came up a little short, but all in all it was a good day. I've holed out a few wedges over my career, but I don't know if any of them slam-dunked in that like. It's a shock to see something like that go in.The weather is going to be an issue, Third place belongs to Brandt Snedeker, a third round of even par kept him in contention, at -11  under par. Brandt was really disappointed with his effort today; "Today was a struggle, hit it really poorly all day." Zach Johnson had a -2 under par 69, he is also within sight of the leaders, at -10 under par. Next in line at -9 under par is Tiger Woods, Tiger had been penalized two shots for accidentally moving his ball in the rough when clearing away some debris. He did not agree with the decision; "After seeing the video I thought the ball just oscillated, I thought that was the end of story. But they saw otherwise. We had a very good discussion, they replayed it again and again and again, and I felt the same way. It's hard when situations like that happen, I had to fight, and I fought my tail off today, and I'm very proud of that, and I got myself back in the tournament. You know, there were a lot of thoughts going on Friday night, but the sun comes up in the east, and we start a new day. I had a nice little run to at least get myself in there where I have a chance tomorrow,