On October 11, Beijing time, we were tied for the lead as we entered the weekend. Patrick Cantlay was 4 shots behind in the third round of the Holy Land Brotherhood Children’s Hospital Open on Saturday.
But he was not bothered at all. He knows what to expect at TPC Samlin.
The tee on the 10th hole went so far to the left that he had to play a provisional ball. It made him feel a little nervous, but when he found the original ball, he wedgeped to 4 feet, caught the birdie, and started to slowly climb back to where he started.
At the end of the third round, Cantley and Martin Reald doubled to 65, 6 under par. Although this round seemed nothing special, they continued to be tied for the lead. It is interesting that both players achieved their first victory in this event. Both also missed in the playoffs. Obviously, they have played enough times, and they know that there are many bird-catching opportunities here. Everyone can play low shots, and they are also playing low shots.
US Open champion De Chambord is an exception.
Before hitting the seventh hole, he had swallowed a pair of double bogeys and a back-to-back bogey. At one point, he hit 5 above par on 5 holes. He said that at TPC Samlin, it was like hitting 12 above par. He launched a counterattack and eventually handed over 71, but he was already 7 shots behind and 30 players ahead (tied for 31st).
"Yes, it's really weird," he said, "I don't know. This is golf, right?"
Among the 30 players in front of him, Cantley and Martin Reald took the lead, with a score of 193, 20 under par.
"I am sure that by the time I came to the court to play the final round, the lead was over -20. This is destined to happen here," Cantley said. "I think my strategy here is Be patient, because I know there are many birdie opportunities here. I can't feel anxious or feel that I'm falling behind. I have to understand that if I play a good ball, I can catch a birdie."
Martin Reald created an exciting moment when he pushed into the 50-foot eagle on the 9th hole. In addition, he attacked the flagstick as much as possible, and when the danger was too great, he would put the ball on the wide side of the green. There was a little wind in the afternoon and the game was a little harder, but the average score was still 67.5.
"I play well every day, so I won't change anything," Martin Reald said. "Everything is working well. I'm in a good position. I want to keep going."
Matthew Wolfe started up early in the morning. After qualifying with a one-shot advantage, Matthew Wolfe shot three eagles in five holes, but the last two holes were just pars, and he shot 61 in the third round.
It is not that rare to catch 3 eagles at TPC Samlin, because there are some short par-4 holes, and the par-5 holes can be easily hit by two. But Matthew Wolfe hit the 11th hole directly from 116 yards away. He teeed off the green on the 15th hole, 301 yards, par four, and made a 15-foot putt. On the 13th hole, par 5, he pushed into an 18-foot eagle putt.
He didn't think about 59, because he just shot 2 under par in the first nine holes. He shot 28 on the back nine holes, 8 under par.
"If you hit 2 under par in the first nine holes, you feel that you will never have a chance to hit 59," he said.
When the leader just started the third round, Matthew Wolfe had already shot 195, 18 under par. This score remained at the top of the list until Martin Reald birdied the 13th hole and was the first to hit 19 under par.
Wyndham Clark (Wyndham Clark) 65, Brian Harman (Brian Harman) 67, Austin Cook (Austin Cook) 67, the three also tied for 195, 18 under par, tied In the third place.
温德姆·克拉克（Wyndham Clark）65岁，布莱恩·哈曼（Brian Harman）67岁，奥斯丁·库克（Austin Cook）67岁，三人也并列195位，低于标准杆18位，并列第三。
The defending champion Luo Sang-yu surrendered a zero-bogey 64 and also entered the top ten. He and the Korn Ferry leader Will Zalatoris (64) scored 196, which was below par. With 17 strokes, he was tied for seventh, only 3 strokes behind. Will Zara Torres has the opportunity to obtain special temporary membership on Sunday.
卫冕冠军罗相玉交出零柏忌64，也进入前十。他和Korn Ferry的领导人Will Zalatoris（64）得分196，低于标准杆。他以17杆的成绩并列第七，仅落后3杆。扎拉·托雷斯（Will Zara Torres）在星期天有机会获得特别临时会员。
Chinese Taipei player Pan Zhengcong caught two birdies in the last three holes, including a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, shot 69, 203 (68-66-69), 10 under par. Tied for 50th place.
Cantley caught birdies on all the holes he estimated to be birdied, with the exception of the seventh hole, a short par-4. He drove the ball off to the right and fell into the bunker, making him have to play a 70-yard bunker. And he did a good job, scoring within 12 feet, two pushes and pars.
He expected that he would be able to catch a bird on the 10th hole, but he didn't think so anymore after hitting the provisional ball on the tee.
"I hope I'm OK there, and I can still save a par," he said of his first ball. "Luckily, it's not that bad. I was able to hit a great ball, so it was an extra reward."
This is De Chambord’s last time before the Masters (November 12-15). He was injured too deeply in the morning and it is difficult to recover. The wild kick-off on the second hole resulted in a double bogey. On the one hand, he deviated too much from the fairway on the sixth hole, but what really caused him to swallow a double bogey was a 12-foot triple putt.
started from the eighth hole and caught 4 birdies to stabilize him. He almost teeed off on the 10th hole for 419 yards, but it was not enough. He failed to seize the opportunity on the 15th hole, a short par-4, and lost another shot on his return.
"I really didn't hit a bad ball, I just didn't hit where I wanted," De Chambeau said, "I hit some really bad positions, unfortunately, I couldn't save Par. It was not going well today. Yes, but it’s ok, it’s not a big deal."