Matt Kuchar made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole, the same place where his long Saturday at Colonial began, and led by a stroke after three rounds.
Kuchar had a 1-under 69 that included some near misses and two nice par-savers to close his round to get to 11-under 199. Graham DeLaet, Boo Weekley, Chris Stroud and Matt Every were tied for second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.
When the second round was suspended Friday night because of an approaching storm, Kuchar had just hit his tee shot at the par-3 16th. He resumed there at 7:13 a.m. Saturday and made three quick pars to keep his one-shot lead after two rounds, and he then played in the final group that finished just after 5 p.m.
"This morning feels like a day ago. It's hard to believe it's the same day," said Kuchar, who at No. 13 is the highest ranked player in the field. "To not give away a stroke and maintain a one-shot lead is a good position to be in. Everybody has got to come get me."
Kuchar won the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February, and will try Sunday to join Tiger Woods as the only multiple winners on the PGA Tour this season. He is a five-time winner but never has won twice in the same season.
"I'm looking forward to having the lead and seeing if I can maintain it," Kuchar said.
Weekly and Every shot third-round 66s. Stroud had a 67, and DeLaet, playing with Kuchar, had three back-nine bogeys before a birdie at No. 18 for a 69.
LPGA Tour: Paola Moreno posted another bogey-free round on the shortened course and took the Bahamas Classic lead at Paradise Island.
She made two 25-foot birdie putts and added two more birdies for a 4-under 41. The Colombian had a one-shot lead over Lindsey Wright, who made seven birdies for a 38.
"I am just focused on what I can control right now," said Moreno, who was at 9-under 81.
Because of severe flooding earlier in the week on the Ocean Club, the tour is using the holes available. In this case, it's a 12-hole course. The par-5 18th is now in good enough shape to be playing as the closing hole. It'll replace No. 4, which also is a par 5 but has been played as a par 3 because of a bunker caved in by the rain.
European Tour: Lee Westwood had a 5-under 67 to move into second, a shot behind Alejandro Canizares at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England. Canizares birdied 17 and 18 for a 68 at Wentworth and 9-under 207 total. If Westwood wins, he'd set the record for the most appearances (20) before winning the event for the first time. Sergio Garcia (68) shared sixth at 211.
PGA of America: Kenny Perry had an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys, mixing spectacular shots with stumbles for a 3-under 68 and a two-shot lead at the Senior PGA Championship in St. Louis. Perry, seeking his first major title, was at 10-under 230 at Bellerive. Jay Haas (67) was second, and Russ Cochran (71) was three shots back.