Player News

Date:

World No. 82 Sean O'Hair navigated an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach the three-quarter pole on 5-under 205, down one spot to T6, four adrift of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson.

The 34-year-old found nine (of 14) fairways but just eight greens in regulation, gaining 1.113 strokes off-the-tee but losing 2.409 strokes approaching-the-green. He circled three birdies at Nos. 7, 9 and 11, two 7-footers and a 31'3" blast at the par-4 seventh. The Texan cancelled all his good work with bogey-5 at six and double bogey-6 at 14 which completed his scoring. He did record 3.633 SG: Putting, No. 1 thru 54 holes at 8.372. O'Hair saved par four times from between five and 10 feet.
May 27 - 7:38 PM

Making his tourney debut, World No. 12 Jon Rahm pieced together an even-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 5-under 205, down one place to T6, four in arrears of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson.

The first-time member though not a rookie conjured five (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.559 strokes off-the-tee and eking-out a 0.522 SG: Tee-to-Green. He cancelled out five birdies at holes 1, 8, 11, 12 and 16 with bogeys at 2, 5, 7, 14 and 17, all bogey-5s and all failed scrambles. The 22-year-old's split featured three from between 13 and 19 feet, posting 1.636 putts per GIR and 0.478 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 7:29 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 45 Kevin Kisner back-pedaled with an even-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, dropping three spots into a two-way T4 on 6-under 204, three adrift of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson.

After kicking off in twin-67s, the 33-year-old co-led with three others on 6-under. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he found 10 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.821 strokes approaching-the-green though gaining 1.496 tee-to-green. The Georgia alum had just one blemish, a double bogey-6 at seven after hitting his second OB, leveling the card with a 30-foot chip-in at the first and a lone conventional birdie at the 12th from 37 inches. The South Carolinian recorded a pedestrian 1.909 putts per GIR and -0.496 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 7:21 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 115 Danny Lee orchestrated a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 7-under 203, down one place into a two-way T2, two back of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson, who he'll be grouped with in Sunday's final threesome.

After kicking off in 70 and week-low 64, the South Korean-born New Zealander co-led with three others on 6-under. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he bobbed and weaved to an even-par first half, but came home in blemish-free 1-under. The 25-year-old mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.090 strokes around-the-green and 1.729 tee-to-green. He cancelled out three birdies at 1, 2 and 5 (from 15'6") with bogeys at 3, 7 (3-putt from 24'4") and 8, before walking off with birdie-3 at 18 from 16'1". Lee posted 1.727 putts per GIR and 0.271 SG: Putting. He's vying for a second TOUR title in his 155th career event, joining his maiden victory at the 2015 Greenbrier, where he came from one back with 3-under 67 and won in a 4-man playoff.
May 27 - 7:01 PM

World No. 14 Paul Casey crafted a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach 7-under 203, up three spots to T2, two back of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson, who he'll be grouped with in Sunday's final threesome.

After opening in 69-66, the 39-year-old began in a 4-way T5 on 5-under, one shy of a foursome of overnight leaders. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he went out in birdie-less 1-over, but awoke to come home in 3-under. The Englishman landed nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 3.139 strokes tee-to-green. He squared bogeys at eight and 12 (failed scrambles), overshadowed by four birdies at 10, 11, 13 and 18, three from inside of five feet and a walk-off 3 from 23'2". Casey recorded 1.667 putts per GIR though -0.139 SG: Putting. He's chasing his second TOUR title in 211 career events, joining his maiden win at the 2009 Shell Houston Open where he was a 54-hole co-leader and won in a playoff.
May 27 - 6:46 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 65 Webb Simpson carded a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a 54-hole tally of 9-under 201, good for a 2-shot lead over Paul Casey and Danny Lee, who he'll be grouped with in Sunday's finale.

After kicking off in 68-66, the 31-year-old co-led with three others, his first lead/co-lead after any round since co-leading thru 36 holes here last year. Playing out of the final twosome, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.609 strokes around-the-green but still gaining 3.059 strokes tee-to-green. The Wake Forest alum squared a lone bogey-4 at eight (3-putt from 60'6"), offset by four birdies at 1, 2, 10 and 11, two of those dropping from between 12 and 15 feet. He posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.941 SG: Putting. This is Simpson's seventh 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 225th career event, first since T1 at the 2014 Hyundai TOC (finished T3), and is 2-for-6 converting.
May 27 - 6:23 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 60 Scott Piercy stalled out to a 2-over-par 33-39=72 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, falling seven spots into a five-way T8 on 4-under 206, five back of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson.

After opening in 68-66, the 38-year-old co-led with three others on 6-under. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he went out in 2-under but came home in birdie-less 4-over. The SDSU alum, a bit under the weather, conjured seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, losing 1.460 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.130 tee-to-green. He circled 3s on holes 2 and 6, the former a pitch-in from 26'9" away and the latter conventionally from 32'10", but that would be it. The Las Vegas native and resident doubled the par-3 13th (tee ball in the water) and dropped shots at 14 and 18 on failed sand saves. He registered 1.889 putts per GIR and -0.873 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 6:02 PM

Past champ and World No. 6 Sergio Garcia backed up with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, down three places on the live leaderboard into a five-way T8 on 4-under 206.

The Spaniard is the top-ranked player in OWGR in the field of 121. After kicking off in 69-66, he began T5 on 5-under, one shy of four overnight co-leaders. The 37-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.712 strokes tee-to-green, including -1.699 around-the-green. He outbalanced birdie-3s at 6 and 10 with bogeys at 5, 7 and 11, the latter the results of an errant second to the par 5 that led to a penalty drop. Garcia posted 1.818 putts per GIR and 0.709 in SG: Putting, highlighted by two par-savers from between eight and 10 feet.
May 27 - 5:49 PM

Defending champ and World No. 7 Jordan Spieth birdied two of his final three holes en route to a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach 4-under 206, up two spots on the live leaderboard to T9.

After opening in 70-68, the 23-year-old began T11 on 2-under, four back of a foursome of overnight co-leaders. He lost his regular caddie mid-round due to heat-related illness, with Spieth's personal trainer toting the bag the rest of the way. The Texan found 10 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 3.176 strokes tee-to-green. He squared three bogeys at holes 4, 9 and 14, camouflaged by five birdies at 1, 2, 8, 16 and 18, two of those dropping from 14 and 23 feet. Spieth posted 1.500 putts per GIR, the current leader in the latter with a cumulative 1.500, and -0.160 SG: Putting, missing three putts from inside of six feet.
May 27 - 5:37 PM

World No. 43 Bill Haas fashioned a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a three-day total of 4-under 206, up two places to T9 with play still in progress.

This is the 34-year-old's eighth appearance and is now 7-for-8 after kicking off in twin 69s. He has three previous top-25 finishes and one top 10, a T8 in 2011 (67-67-71-69). The Wake Forest alum found nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0-436 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 0.960 around-the-green. He squared bogey-5s at 3 and 12, the former a 3-putt from 59'7", and circled four birdies at 1, 7, 9 and 15, all from between seven and 19 feet. The North Carolina native posted 1.750 putts per GIR and 1.945 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 5:21 PM

Due to threat of severe weather, the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational on Sunday will feature threesomes off split tees from approximately 9:45-11:45am CT.

As things currently stand, World No. 208 Stewart Cink is the 54-hole clubhouse leader on 6-under 204 and would be in the finale threesome on Sunday after a third-round 4-under-par 32-34=66. He's making his 17th appearance at Colonial CC and is now 15-for-17 after opening with 68-70. The 44-year-old missed his two most recent tries in 2016 and 2013, but otherwise has 10 top 25s and two top 10s (T4/2006; T2/2000). He hit nine (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation in R3, gaining 2.884 strokes tee-to-green and 5.017 SG: Total. The Georgia Tech alum squared bogeys at 5 and 16, offset by six birdies at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 13, four from between 12 and 24 feet, recording 1.688 putts per GIR and 2.133 SG: Putting. UPDATE: With play completed, Cink is T4 and will be in the penultimate threesome.
May 27 - 4:59 PM

World No. 37 Emiliano Grillo styled a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 4-under 206, up 24 spots on the live leaderboard to T9. UPDATE: With play completed, Grillo is T8 and posted the low round of the day and the only one bogey-free.

The 24-year-old records just the fourth blemish-free round of the week and the only one thus far in Round 3. This is his second appearance after T55 last year (69-69-71-73). After opening in 72-69, the reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, registering 5.057 SG: Tee-to-Green and 5.994 SG: Total at last glance. He circled five birdies at holes 2 (from 36'8"), 9 (hole out from 32'3"), 12, 17 and 18, capping with a walk-off 3 from 16'7". The Argentine posted 1.692 putts per GIR and 0.937 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 4:24 PM

World No. 53 Charley Hoffman submitted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 after the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach 3-under 207, up 13 places to T12 with play still in progress.

The 40-year-old was solo 3rd thru 54 holes in 2015 (66-69-66), closing in even-par 70 for T10, his lone top 10 in eight prior tries. He opened this week in 72-68, improving to 9-for-9 at Colonial CC. The UNLV alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.564 strokes tee-to-green and 4.052 SG: Total at last check. He squared a lone bogey-5 at six, camouflaged with four birdies at Nos. 1, 7, 8 and 11, all from inside of 13 feet. Hoffman posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.488 SG: Putting.
May 27 - 4:07 PM

Francesco Molinari had to settle for a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in round three of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth but, on a day of tough scoring, the damage done to his title bid was reduced and he'll still have a good chance of lifting the trophy Sunday.

Starting the day as one of the three joint leaders, the Italian ended it in tied third on 5-under 211, three swings behind new pacesetter Andrew Dodt. A three-putt bogey at the opening hole set the tone for a frustrating day and, despite battling hard, further shots went at 11 and 15. As birdie chances continued to be passed up, Molinari looked set to go the full 18 holes without a circle on his card but he finally found one at 17 to close the gap on Dodt. A closing par secured him a place in Sunday's penultimate two-ball alongside Lee Westwood.
May 27 - 12:49 PM

Hideto Tanihara shot the low 18 of the day, a 5-under-par 33-34=67, to surge 32 spots up the leaderboard to T5 after three rounds of the BMW PGA Championship in England.

That's just three behind leader Andrew Dodt of Australia. Starting his day at 1-over for the tournament, any sort of title challenge looked unlikely for the Japanese star. But after posting his 67 early, he watched his 54-hole total of 4-under 212 get better and better as the final groups struggled on the windy West Course at Wentworth. The 38-year-old made an early move with circles at 2 and 4 before dropping his only shot of the day via bogey-5 at No. 6. He quickly wiped that out with another birdie at 7 and started his back nine with a further gain at 10. After five pars, Tanihara birdied 16 and 17 to set the early clubhouse lead. He started with a 76 in round one so this has been some recovery from the man who reached the semi-finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play in March.
May 27 - 12:36 PM



Highest Searched Golfers over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings