World News – GB – Cantlay and Laird share lead in final Vegas shootout

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Patrick Cantlay picked up enough birdies over the last nine to catch up with Martin Laird, and they each had a score of 6 under 65 to share the lead in the final tournament of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

It was another low scoring day for just about everyone except US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau He had a pair of double bogeys through six holes and went from one shot behind to to barely inside the top 40

DeChambeau finished 5th on a five-hole stretch of the first nine On the TPC Summerlin it looks a lot more above average « About 12 » he says

He rallied for a par 71 par, but that left him seven shots behind with 30 players in front of him

Laird, the 37-year-old Scotsman who learned to play ball in the air in Colorado state, won in Las Vegas in 2009 for the first of his three PGA Tour victories. lost in playoff the following year won by Jonathan Byrd with a hole in one

Cantlay’s success is more pronounced and more recent He also won his first PGA Tour title at this event in 2017, then finished second to DeChambeau and Kevin Na each of the past two years

Cantlay and Laird were 20 under 193, although it should be far from a two-man race

Matthew Wolff started early After making the cut with one shot to lose, Wolff had three eagles in a five-hole stretch and had to settle for pars on his last two holes for a 61

Making three eagles at Summerlin isn’t unusual with some short par 4s and all easily accessible par 5s Wolff, however, collapsed on No 11 by 116 yards He drove the green to the 15th hole of 301 yards at 15 feet and pierced an 18 foot eagle putt on par 5 13th

He never really considered 59 because he only had 2 cents on the front He played the back in 8 under 28

« If you only shoot 2 underneath in the front, you feel like you never get a chance to shoot 59, » he said

Wolff posted his under-195s on the right as the last group began round three, and that held until Laird was the first to birdie 19 under on the 13th

Na had a 64 and was three shots behind with Will Zalatoris, who has a chance to win a special temporary membership with a good finish on Sunday He is already at the top of the Korn Ferry Tour points list

Laird pierced a 50ft eagle putt on No 9 as the lap does Otherwise his tour didn’t seem like anything special This goes for Cantlay as well, as he birdied the first and second ninth hole and made pars in between

They weren’t going anywhere, but both got through this route enough to go, they had plenty of chances ahead of them, with a pair of par 5s and a par 4 accessible

Cantlay picked up birdies on all three of them, with a bonus on the 10 He fired his tee shot so far to the left that he hit a provisional in case he was offside He did. found he could play it, and with no trees in his path of about 100 yards he hit a corner at 4 feet for a birdie that started his back nine on a high note

DeChambeau, last playing before the Masters in November 12-15, did too much damage early to recover A wild tee shot on No 2 led to bogey overtaking, and while he missed the fairway 6, which led to the double bogey was a 12 foot three putt

Four consecutive birdies on No 8 stabilized him – he almost led the 10th by 419 yards – but not enough He failed to convert on the par-4 court 15th and dropped another incoming shot

“I didn’t really hit bad shots, I didn’t go where I wanted to,” said DeChambeau “I went to really bad places and unfortunately didn’t save the normal from their part Things didn’t go my way today, and everything is fine Not a big deal « 

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World News – UK – Cantlay and Laird share lead in final shootout in Vegas

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/us-sport/cantlay-laird-share-lead-going-into-final-shootout-in-vegas-patrick-cantlay-matthew-wolff-bryson-dechambeau-shot-lead-b948888.html

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