Watch Round 3 of Men's Olympic Golf

The third round of the men's golf tournament began Saturday with one less player.

Lin Wen-tang of Taiwan withdrew from the men's competition because of an illness. This did not exactly thwart his chances of getting on the podium Sunday — Lin opened with a pair of 77s and at 12-over 154 was in last place, 22 shots out of the lead.

Rickie Fowler, meanwhile, was trying to get back in the game. He was 3 under through six holes, but still 11 shots out of the lead.

Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a 2-under 69 Friday for the 36-hole lead in the first Olympic golf competition since 1904. He had a one-shot lead over Thomas Pieters of Belgium, a former NCAA champion who closed with three straight birdies.

Swede Henrik Stenson, the British Open champ, is in the mix thanks to the longest put in his career: a 108-footer for par.

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