Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead at 14-under 196 after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship.
Tim Clark and Bud Cauley were a stroke back, with Jason Dufner, Harris English and Carl Pettersson at 12 under entering the final round of the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Dufner shot a 63, Cauley had a 66, Clark a 67, and English and Pettersson 68s.
Garcia - whose second-round 63 marked his best PGA Tour round in a decade - made a move with consecutive birdies midway through the back nine that briefly helped him leapfrog his playing partner, Clark.
Garcia plopped his tee shot 4 feet from the flagstick on the par-3 12th and tapped in, then followed that with a birdie on No. 13 to move to 14 under. Then, after just his second bogey of the tournament, he bounced back with a birdie on No. 15.
Clark might have had the lead comfortably to himself, had he not missed short birdie putts on consecutive holes midway through the back nine.