Oosthuizen, Todd tied for lead at HP Byron Nelson

Oosthuizen, Todd tied for lead at HP Byron Nelson

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Brendon Todd plays a shot from the bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons on May 17, 2014 in Irving. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on May 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Updated Saturday, May 17 at 6:59 PM

IRVING — The field is set for the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, and Louis Oosthuizen and Brendon Todd are the two names that the field will try to catch on Sunday.

Oosthuizen had the best round of the day with a 6-under-par 64. He shot a 34 on the front, then picked up five birdies on the back nine for a 30, including a birdie on the finishing hole.

"It's always nice finishing a round on a high, Oosthuizen said. "You sort of feed off that the next morning or the next day, and that keeps you going. Tomorrow is going to be only a day where there is more pressure on everyone that's in the last group."

Several golfers shared the lead with Oosthuizen at the top for a while, but they all faded until Brendon Todd birdied the final hole.

Todd, the second round leader at 8-under-par, shot a 2-under-par third round to tie for the lead at 10-under-par. The two will be paired in the final round on Sunday at tee off at 1 p.m.

"I learned that I'm good enough to win out here," Todd said. "My good golf is just as good as everybody else's good golf. When I do get nervous or have anxiety, I can pull off good shots."

Three golfers are tied at 9-under-par, just one shot off the lead. They include James Hahn, Gary Woodland and Mike Weir.

"Yeah, it's a great position to be in," Weir said. "I wanted to put myself in the lead or around the lead to have a chance tomorrow."

"I try not to worry about everybody else and continue to do what I'm doing," Woodland said. "I'm playing good right now, so continuing to get those putts to go in and we'll be pretty good tomorrow."

Jordan Spieth had an off day finishing with a 3-over-par 73. He had a nice approach at the 9th as he made the turn, but Spieth dropped into a tie for 52nd place, 10 shots behind the leaders at even par.

"Very disappointed," Speith said. "It's tough to swallow today's round. We had good conditions and I was confident going in. I don't need to think too much about it and just come out tomorrow and try to shoot low early, and hopefully the wind picks up."

His goal for Sunday? "59," Speith said.

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