Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Patrick Reed surges ahead at Wells Fargo

Patrick Reed was befuddled by the wind when his golf ball was in the air, and by the book when his ball was on the green. He went back to playing aggressively, and it gave him the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship.

But not by much.

Reed hammered a wedge into 4 feet for birdie on the 17th, and finished with a two-putt birdie for a 5-under 67 to match the low score of a blustery third round. It was good enough for a one-shot lead over Alex Noren of Sweden and Jon Rahm of Spain going into the final round at Eagle Point.

But with one round remaining, the tournament was wide open, even for Dustin Johnson.

The world's No. 1 player, competing for the first...