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Streelman’s round included a hole-out from 147 yards on the par-4 15th hole, his sixth hole of the day, although he wasn’t immediately aware of it.
“Walking up with my putter my caddie gave me, and there wasn’t a ball on the green,” Streelman said. “We had a laugh about it. Just shows it’s a little different without the fans.
“That would have been a fun moment with some big energy with the fans. But we are putting the best show we can for everybody, and the golf’s obviously high-level.”
The quartet leads by one shot over a group of seven players that includes two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, Matthew Wolff and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz.
Munoz birdied his first seven holes of the day. His round stalled with a double bogey on No. 9, and he had a lone birdie on the back nine.
Eight players, including Fleetwood and Australia’s Adam Scott, are tied for 12th at 5 under, with 10 more players another stroke back.
A group four shots off the lead includes FedEx Cup leader Justin Thomas, former Masters champion Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods. World No. 1 Jon Rahm is another shot back at 2 under along with Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.
The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for The Northern Trust, which is the only playoff event to include a 36-hole cult. The top 70 players after Sunday will advance to the BMW Championship. From there, the top 30 will earn a spot in the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
“I’ve got to get to Atlanta first,” said Woods, who entered the week at No. 49. “I’m not in. The top 30 guys who do qualify for East Lake, they’re going to play a hefty load here. So whoever those 30 guys are.”