Scotty Scheffler (USA) reduced 4 strokes on the moving day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) on the PGA Tour, moving up to second place by one stroke over Kurt Kitayama (USA).
Defending champion Schaeffler tied 7 birdies and 3 bogeys in the 3rd round held at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge (par 72, 7466 yards) in Orlando, Florida on the 5th (Korean time) and hit 4 under par 68 for a median total of 8 under par 208. Recorded.
Scheffler started with a bogey on the first hole, but recovered the number of strokes lost by catching birdies on the 4th and 6th holes. He made a bogey on the 11th hole in the second half, but continued birdies on the 12th and 13th holes, followed by three consecutive birdies from the 16th hole to the last hole.
Schaeffler, who won her second match in this event following last year’s WM Phoenix Open, will challenge for her second consecutive victory in this event as well, following her two consecutive defeats in last month’s Phoenix Open. It is the first time Tiger Woods has successfully defended multiple titles in one season since his four double-death streak in 2007. Also, if Schaeffler, who is currently world No. 2, wins, he will return to No. 1 in the world.
Kitayama, who has two wins overseas but has not won the PGA Tour, started at the lead and tied 4 birdies, 2 bogeys, and a double bogey, including the last hole, and hit an even par 72 to keep the lead by one stroke (9 under par). Debuting in 2015, the 30-year-old Kitayama, ranked 46th in the world, will play the final round against Schaeffler. 메이저놀이터
Victor Hovlan (Norway), who recorded a hole-in-one the previous day, jumped to a tie for second place (8 under par) with Schaeffler by hitting a 6-under-par 66 with flawless play to catch 6 birdies without bogey.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who is competing for the lead as the world No. 3, shot a 4-under-par 68, raising his ranking to a tie for 5th place (6-under) with Harris English (USA). As it is three strokes away from the lead, it is worth aiming for a come-from-behind victory to recapture the top of the world.
On the other hand, World No. 1 Yon Ram (Spain), who started with the lead on the second day but lost 4 strokes and fell to 13th place, lost 4 strokes and tied for 44th (1 over par ) fell to
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25) shot an even par 72, the highest with a tie for 19th place (2 under par). Kim Joo-hyung (21) lost 4 strokes and fell 32 places to a tie for 52nd place (2 over par), and Kim Seong-hyun (25) lost a stroke and tied for 59th place (3 over par) with Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) and Kim Si-woo (28), respectively. stayed at the bottom.
The final round, where the world No. 1 is covered, will be broadcast live on JTBC Golf & Sports and JTBC Golf.