Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position. He has never lost a PGA Tour event when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

Reed made three bogeys in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round and salvaged an even-par 71 for a 6-under 207 total. Seung-yul Noh, Freddie Jacobson and Marc Leishman shared second in Bethesda, Maryland.

Reed will try Sunday to become the only player with four tour titles in the last year, and history is on his side.

Even without Tiger Woods boosting the energy at Congressional, and a leader board in which only four players from the top 10 have won on the tour, it might not be that easy. Congressional has been tough all week, and with another day of broiling sunshine, the fairways were running faster and the greens were turning slightly yellow.

"That was one of those days that we were able to grind it out," Reed said. "It played tough."

Noh finished off his 5-under 66 -- the best score of the third round -- about the time the leaders went off. He was at 209, which looked better by the hour.

Jacobson made four birdies in his opening eight holes to reach 8 under, only to take double bogey on No. 11 and a sloppy bogey on the par-5 16th. He wound up with a 71. Leishman failed to get up-and-down for par on the 17th and fell to a 73.


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"It feels a bit like a U.S. Open," Leishman said. "If you're not in the fairway, you have no chance."

LPGA: Michelle Wie shot her second straight 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead in the suspended second round of the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers.

Coming off a victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Wie had six birdies and a bogey in her morning round at Pinnacle Country Club for a 10-under 132 total. The Stanford graduate birdied four of her final seven holes, putting the finishing touch on her day with a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 9.

"It comes hand in hand," Wie said about her winning and revamped attitude. "I played really well toward the end of the year last year ... took a lot of time off, about a month and a half. So, I just felt really refreshed."

So Yeon Ryu was second after her second straight 67.

All 72 players in the afternoon session were unable to finish because of thunderstorms.

Suzann Pettersen (67), Chella Choi (65) and Line Vedel were three shots back. Vedel had five holes left. Top-ranked and local favorite Stacy Lewis (67) was four shots behind.

Champions: Bernhard Langer moved closer to his first Senior Players Championship title, shooting a 4-under 66 in the third round to stay in front of Kenny Perry in Pittsburgh. Langer was at 15-under 195 in the third of five majors on the tour. Perry, trying to join Arnold Palmer as the only player to win the Senior Players in consecutive years, had a 65 for a 198 total at Fox Chapel. Russ Cochran (63), Joe Durant (67) and Bill Glasson (68) were four shots back.

European: Former champion Pablo Larrazabal had a bogey-free 5-under 67 and claimed a three-shot lead at the BMW International in Cologne, Germany. He was at 17-under 199. Henrik Stenson (66) was in a group of eight players tied for second. John Daly (76) was well back at 213.