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               === Woodland joins Kuchar in lead at Barclays ===
 
 Jersey  City, NJ  (Sports Network)  -  Gary Woodland  carded a  3-under 68  on
 Saturday to join Matt Kuchar in the lead after three rounds at The Barclays.
 
 Kuchar,  who led by  two after two rounds, posted a 1-under 70 in round three.
 The duo ended 54 holes at 12-under-par 201.
 
 The second round was completed earlier Saturday, and the tournament is back on
 schedule after a pair of lengthy weather delays on Thursday.
 
 Kevin  Chappell  fired a course-record, 9-under  62 in the third round to jump
 into third place at minus-11.
 
 Tiger  Woods fought through  a stiff back en route to a 2-under 69. David Lynn
 also  posted a  69 in round three and  joined Woods in a share of fourth at 8-
 under 205.
 
 Woods had two birdies and three bogeys on his front nine. He closed with three
 birdies in the last six holes to end in share of fourth.
 
 "It  starts off great every day, and then it progressively deteriorates as the
 day  goes on. Hopefully  tomorrow it will be one of those days again and fight
 through  it and  see if I can  win a tournament," stated Woods about his back.
 "Unfortunately,  I had two  3-putts, but other than that, I felt like I really
 putted well and made my share of putts."
 
 Defending  champion Nick Watney shares 13th place at minus-6 after shooting 69
 in round three.
 
 Woodland parred his first five holes before catching fire. He rolled in an 11-
 footer  for  birdie at  the sixth and  followed with a  10-foot birdie putt at
 seven.
 
 The  Reno-Tahoe winner  got up and down  from a greenside bunker for birdie on
 the  par-5 eighth. Woodland made it four in row on the ninth, where he knocked
 in a 6-foot putt.
 
 Woodland made turn at 13-under, but trouble loomed. He missed the green at the
 par-3  11th  and chipped to seven  feet. He failed  to make his par putt, then
 missed the 12th green as well and that led to another bogey.
 
 The  29-year-old, who also won the 2011 Transitions Championship, bounced back
 with  a short  birdie putt  on the  13th. At  the short  par-4 16th,  Woodland
 pitched  his second shot  inside six feet and he converted that birdie putt to
 return to 13-under.
 
 However,  Woodland's  tee shot  on the 17th  plugged in the  face of a fairway
 bunker and that led to bogey, which dropped him into a share of the lead.
 
 "I  played  pretty solid  today. I  got off to  a solid  start. Drove the ball
 beautifully  all day,  and you  know,  finally I  got  some putts  to go  in,"
 Woodland  said. "I missed  some putts early, but from six on, I made four in a
 row.  I got some putts to go in and kind of gave myself confidence the rest of
 the day."
 
 Kuchar,  the  2010 champion,  struggled on  the front nine  of round three. He
 missed  the  green at the third  and walked off with  a bogey. He drove into a
 fairway  bunker at No.  7 and that led to a second bogey, which dropped him to
 minus-9.
 
 The 35-year-old started to move back towards the top of the leaderboard with a
 3-foot birdie putt at the 10th.
 
 Kuchar  pitched his  third at the par-5  13th within inches of the hole. After
 that  kick-in  birdie, he  rolled in  an 8-footer for  birdie the 14th. Kuchar
 closed with four straight pars to share the lead.
 
 "On the front side, I felt like there were a couple unlucky breaks, like where
 my  tee shot ended on  three with a crazy side hill lie and a wedge in my hand
 was  just a tough  shot that I didn't pull of that well," Kuchar admitted. "To
 get that birdie on 10, it kick-started the back nine."
 
 Chappell  played the back nine first as players went off the first and 10th in
 the  third  round to  get the tournament  back on schedule.  He started with a
 birdie on the 10th, then notched back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17.
 
 On  the front nine,  Chappell flew up the leaderboard with five birdies in the
 first six holes. He birdied the eighth, then parred the ninth to end one back.
 
 NOTES: Kuchar has six PGA Tour wins, while Woodland has two ... Kuchar has had
 at  least a piece of the 54-hole lead three times on the PGA Tour, and has won
 two of those three events ... Woodland had a piece of the 54-hole lead for the
 second  time in his  career, but for the first time in a 72-hole event. He was
 atop  the leaderboard  at  the 2011  Bob  Hope Classic,  which  was a  90-hole
 tournament  ... K.J. Choi and Greg Chalmers both aced the par-3 14th, and they
 did so in back-to-back groups with Choi making his first.
 
 08/25 01:12:07 ET