A patience game. Adam Schenk went through a bit of all the feelings this Saturday during a very windy third lap. Long in the hard (bogey at 3, no birdie until 11), the American finished strong (birdies at 16 and 18) to keep the reins, acquired at the end of the initial round, and comb Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth who already saw themselves sharing the last Sunday game. Adam Schenk has a long way to go to win his first PGA title, but his ability to control his nerves and the elements under high pressure has so far impressed (-8).
Although much more established on the Tour, Tommy Fleetwood has never won on the PGA Tour either, having to settle for second place four times. The Englishman hopes to put an end to this scarcity and put himself in the right position during a calm and clean Saturday (2 birdies, no bogeys). He points to a unit of the leader (-7) while a wet Sunday is announced: ” I’m pretty happy with my day. I had started very well, it calmed down but I made some important putts and the birdie on 14 allowed me to stay in a very good position for Sunday. ».
Despite an unwelcome bogey on 18 (missed bunker exit, first putt too short), Jordan Spieth is also in the game for the win. Little in verve with his irons and in the long game in the broad sense (7/13 fairways touched, 10/18 greens), the Texan still worked miracles near the flags (27 putts) to succeed on Saturday (-2) despite five bogeys. What point his breath in the neck of Adam Schenk.
Breath, Victor Perez missed a lot during this third round. The French signed one of the worst cards of the day (+4), only 4 of the 72 players still in contention having done worse. A blow for the Tarbais, author of a single birdie (at 14) and who lost the benefit of 36 promising first holes (-1). Here he is far from his ambitions (+3, 59th). But, starting early, a rebound is not excluded this Sunday. Big points are still to be taken.