Golf: great comeback from Adam Scott who joins the lead, Tiger Woods far behind

Posted Feb 16 2020 at 8h13Updated Feb 16. 2020 at 8:20 am

Australian Adam Scott made a good comeback on Saturday during the 3rd round of the Genesis Invitational golf course counting for the North American PGA circuit, rising tied with Matt Kuchar and Rory McIlroy, while Tiger plunged into the depths of classification.

After a very average start to the tournament, Scott returned a card of 67 (-4 under par) on Saturday, while on the contrary the American Kuchar, leading so far, marked the pace a little (card of 70).

Result: three men, Scott, Kuchar and the Irish Rory McIlroy, N.1 world, share the first place of the classification, on the eve of the end of the tournament. The last day therefore promises to be lively.

But not for Tiger Woods. Already outdistanced on Friday, the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles, lived another day without, returning a card of 76, and now see his chances of victories flying away.

“I had to do it many times, especially on the green, it was really a long day. (…) I was a bit out of touch today,” admitted the American, which now points to 63rd place in the ranking. “But tomorrow is another day, that’s how golf is,” he concluded.

Woods, who is looking to break the all-time title record (82) he co-owns with Sam Snead, has never won on the green of the Riviera Country Club, in the suburbs of Los Angeles, where he made his debut. when he was a teenager.

Ranking after the 3rd round of the Genesis Invitational, at the Riviera Country Club (par 71):

Classification after the 9th round (par 71):

1. Matt Kuchar (USA) 203 (64-69-70)

Rory McIlroy (NIR) 203 (68-67-68)

Adam Scott (AUS) 203 (72-64-67)

4. Russell Henley (USA) 204 (67-69-68)

Harold Varner III (USA) 204 (67-68-69)

6. Joel Dahmen (USA) 205 (68-71-66)

Dustin Johnson (USA) 205 (72-66-67)

8. Talor Gooch (USA) 206 (70-72-64)

Max Homa (USA) 206 (72-69-65)

Kang Sung-Hoon (KOR) 206 (69-67-70)

11. Scott Brown (USA) 207 (71-68-68)

Wyndham Clark (USA) 207 (67-68-72)

Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 207 (68-70-69)

Luke List (USA) 207 (71-68-68)

Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 207 (71-72-64)

Jon Rahm (ESP) 207 (70-68-69)

63. Charles Howell III (USA) 218 ​​(77-66-75)

Tiger Woods (USA) 218 ​​(69-73-76)