CIMB Classic. It’s A Sunday Shootout.

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It’s going to be a Sunday shootout at the CIMB Classic with Justin Thomas and Brendan Steele tied at the top of the leaderboard after 54 holes in Malaysia.

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Justin -5 under 67 today,and Brendan, -6 under 66, are tied at the top of the CIMB Classic leaderboard at -20 under after three rounds at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

Justin was two shots back with two holes to play, but made two big birdies, he was especially pleased with the chip from rough on 18;

“Those two birdies were huge.”

“I felt like I played really well for some stretches.”

“Being in the rough, you never know what kind of lie you’re going to get.”

“It was good to where it just kind of had to get the speed right and I did, so that was a nice chip.”

“I feel great. This is where you want to put yourself at every event.”

“I’m just going to use my past learning experiences in the other events I’ve played in and just try to go out there and hit a bunch of fairways.”

Brendan had  held the outright lead heading into the final round of the Frys.com Open, but sadly carded a final-round 76 and finished T17;

“I was pretty comfortable at Frys, then it all started kind of spinning out of control for me and I didn’t have a very good final round.”

“When I first got out here, I kind of won two in a row when I had the lead.”

“I was thinking, man this is easy, this is no problem. I feel like I’m in a better place now mentally.”

“I’m trying to be a little bit more patient and a little bit more positive, not kind of put so much pressure on myself and just enjoy it a little bit more.”

Kevin Na can join in the shootout of the final round, currently sitting in third place, just one shot back at -19 under par, following his third round -8 under par 64;

“The last few weeks I’ve never felt so comfortable coming down the stretch.”

“I think that’s been the difference, but comfortable, but still finished second.”

“Last year, I was right up there until the end, losing that ball on 17, that kind of cost me the event.”

“Worst case, I win, right? If I don’t, keep the streak alive, that’s the attitude I’m trying to have.”

“Malaysian fans have been very nice to me, and also, from my first win being here when I was like 19 at Kota Permai, so I have some great memories of Malaysia and I can only thank Malaysia for that.”

 

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