Tour plans: U.S. Open champion Ernie Els of South Africa said he will cut back on his travel next year to focus on the United States PGA Tour. Three-time British Open and two-time Masters champion Nick Faldo of Britain also has said he plans to play on the U.S. tour next year.
PGA Tour qualifying: Jay Townsend shot 71 to keep his lead in the qualifying tournament at the TPC of Tampa Bay at Cheval. With 207 through three rounds on the Tampa course, Townsend led Tom Hearn (68) by three strokes and Pete Morgan (72) by five. Seven golfers were tied for third.