Golf: Faxon gets his message across

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The Independent Online
Brad Faxon recovered from his disappointing second round to shoot a six-under-par 66 and recapture the lead in the Australian Open after three rounds in Melbourne. The American, who led after a record-equalling 65 in the first round but fell three strokes off the pace on Friday following a 74, was 11 under par, two shots ahead of the Australians Robert Allenby, Wayne Grady and Jeff Woodland. Faxon started birdie-birdie, reached the turn in four-under-par 33 and had two more birdies before coming home with four straight pars. Greg Norman struggled, shooting a 73 to leave himself 13 shots behind Faxon.