Reed grabs the lead at Wells Fargo

Patrick Reed birdied the final two holes on Saturday to record a 5-under par round of 67 and grab the third-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

It comes after the Ryder Cup star had missed three of his last four cuts.

With one round to go at Eagle Point the tournament remains wide open, with 18 players – including world number one Dustin Johnson – within four shots of the lead.

Reed amassed six birdies in his round, the only blemish coming on the 14th hole.

At the 17th he hit a short iron to four feet for birdie, before reaching the green at the monstrous 580-yard 18th hole in two shots for another birdie after his eagle putt lipped out. The birdie took him one-shot ahead of Sweden’s Alex Noren.

The Swede missed a five-footer on the last hole that would have made him joint leader with Reed at 8-under 208.

Spain’s Jon Rahm is also on seven under par after shooting a 69.

Other names among the chasing pack include Phil Mickelson (69) and Johnson, who shot a 67 despite missing several makeable birdie chances.

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