Leishman in command at BMW golf

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Leishman's compatriot Jason Day and American Rickie Fowler are now in a tie for second-place on 14-under, after they carded respective rounds of 70, while England's Justin Rose has moved into contention on 12-under following a bogey-free score of 66.

Now there are advantages to having some degree of anonymity, he says.

After opening with a ground-shaking eagle on the par-4 first hole, Fowler mustered only one birdie for the remainder of the round.

His round of 69 leaves him 15 off the lead - which is held by Marc Leishman - and in joint 50th place in IL.

With Fowler and Day unable to apply significant pressure, Leishman reeled off a series of pars until he holed another good putt from mid-range at the 13th, and a deft up-and-down from the rear rough at the final hole yielded another birdie which saw him close on 19 under par.

But out in front is fellow Australian Leishman, who hit a clean front nine featuring four birdies, before adding another four birdies and dropping just the one shot on the 17th.

"I need to contend more, need to win more trophies". He has put himself in contention and is looking for a victory that would make this year look quite different.

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After two birdies and two bogeys in his first seven holes, Leishman birdied the eighth to make the turn at one-under for the day, and picked up two more birdies coming in as the field failed to mount a challenge.

Overnight favourite Jordan Spieth (18/1) struggled with the putter and will start the weekend nine shots behind Leishman, who is seeking to land his second PGA Tour title of the season and biggest of his career.

Phil Mickelson shot a 69 on Saturday, marking his seventh straight round in the 60s. "I'm out there saying, should I hit this club or that club?"

Marc Leishman's sensational form continues as he takes a five shot lead into the last round of the BMW Championship, as the fat lady prepares to give Rory a Skype call. Although it was a shocking move, Day seemed to suggest that he was blaming Swatton for his poor play, even though he knew otherwise.

"It's hard because I know that realistically there's not much chance of getting in next week, but I still want to go out there and play well", McIlroy said. If Day or Fowler intend on catching Leishman, it likely will require a super-low round.

For his part, Leishman says he can't play defensively. "I'm just trying to do that".

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