Sergio Garcia started with the lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship and shot 65. And he needed just about every birdie.

On a course softened by rain that caused a re-start of the third round Sunday, Garcia two-putted for birdie on the 18th hole to take a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson into the final round.

Stenson stayed with the Spaniard birdie-for-birdie until a three-putt bogey late in the round. He had a 66. Steve Stricker had a 63 and Graham DeLaet of Canada all but locked up his spot on the Presidents Cup team with a 62. They were three shots behind.

Garcia was at 19-under 194.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both fell back. Woods (72) was 13 shots behind, while Mickelson (71) was 11 shots back.