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Matt Kuchar leads the Sony Open by two strokes after Saturday's match, as he beat a player under 66 to go under 18 at the tournament, which is taking place at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
Andrew Putnam had a 67-under three-under-16 to finish second at 16 under, and Keith Mitchell tied for the low round of the day with a defenseman under 63 and take third place at 14 under. At Reavie tied him with a under 66s.
Here is a preview of the top 10 and a brief recap focusing on the top four in three rounds.
1. Matt Kuchar: 63-63-66 (-18)
2. Andrew Putnam: 62-65-67 (-16)
T3. Keith Mitchell: 68-65-63 (-14)
T3. At Reavie: 65-65-66 (-14)
T5. Bryson DeChambeau: 69-67-63 (-11)
T5. Corey Conners: 68-67-64 (-11)
T5. Davis Love III: 67-68-64 (-11)
T5. Charles Howell III: 69-66-64 (-11)
T5. Dominic Bozzelli: 71-64-64 (-11)
T5. Brian Stuard: 66-69-64 (-11)
T5. Hudson Swafford: 65-67-67 (-11)
T5. Ted Potter Jr .: 66-65-68 (-11)
T5. Marc Leishman: 67-64-68 (-11)
* The full ranking can be found on the official PGA Tour website.
On 54 holes, Kuchar has only one boguey.
The reason why Kuchar is at the top of the rankings is golf almost without mistakes. This trend continued on Saturday. According to PGATour.com, the 40-year-old hit 71.43% of his drives in the aisles or in the green and scored a staggering 88.89%.
Kuchar also participated in the Sentry Tour of Champions the week before, which may have contributed to his success this week. Jason Sobel of The Action Network has noted a trend for recent Sony Open winners:
Matt Kuchar will take a two-time lead in tomorrow's final round. Want to become the sixth consecutive winner of the Sony Open having played in Kapalua the week before.
Kuchar, however, can not qualify for the finish line, with Putnam leading the standings because of his white putting. Sean Martin from PGATour.com provided some figures:
Andrew Putnam narrowly missed a goal of 7 for a birdie in second place. It was his first failure of less than 10 feet this week (31 of 32).
He had made his first 9 attempts from 5 to 10 feet.
He is one of the leaders. Still leading the pack in Strokes Gained: Putting (+8.7).
The 29-year-old won his first tournament last season by winning the Barracuda championship.
Putnam will have to chase down Kuchar and avoid another very keen golfer, Keith Mitchell, who has gone off in tears. In addition, he is destroying the seventh hole of normal three:
. @ K_m_Mitchell played normal 3 seventh on a total of five shots in three rounds. Proximity hole by turn at n ° 7:
R1: 5'8 "(birdie)
R2: 0'0 "(hole in one go)
R3: 3'9 "(birdie)
Mitchell, 27, looks like a rising star: he was ranked in the top 10 of the top 10 last season, including a performance of under 19 for third place at Byron Nelson.
He shares third place with Reavie, who had three eagle holes on Friday:
THREE Au Pair Eagles 4 today for Chez Reavie.
1 of 100 yards
1 to 135 meters
1 to 150 meters
He is in T2 at @SonyOpenHawaii.
Reavie used those eagles to give himself a chance to win Sunday's win, but he also impressed Saturday with his four-penny round. Despite the bogeys back to back holes 11 to 13, Reavie survived through seven birdies, including five out of the top nine.
If anyone from the fifth place squad arrives in Kuchar, it's probably Bryson DeChambeau, who is on fire recently:
The Bryson DeChambeau knockout stage is now its 13th consecutive round of the PGA Tour. #SonyOpen https://t.co/uAzMPaeKGa
DeChambeau also set a better career mark on Saturday:
@B_DeChambeau is weak.
He tied his career round with a 6️⃣3️⃣.
He will likely have to beat that mark to defeat Kuchar, who looks set to reach his 15th professional victory.
Kuchar and Putnam will leave at 5:20 pm And Sunday. Golf Channel will provide television coverage from 18h. AND.