After a day of carnage at TPC Sawgrass Jason Day has a pretty simple task jogging to the end and victory at The Players.
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Jason will take a four shot lead into the final round of The Players, even after he shot a third round +1 over par 73, he posted a tournament total of -14 under par.
His only real mistake came from a four putt double bogey at the 6th hole. It was a very tough day out on the course, and the wind really did not factor too much, it was the greens being lightning fast that caused all the problems, once the ball was rolling, if it did not fall into the cup, it just kept rolling.
Jason was not too fond of the set up, and was amazed at Ken Duke’s score;
“What course was Ken Duke playing today? Can anyone tell me? Was he playing across the road?”
“I mean it was just, to be able to shoot that score is better, I think that should be the course record.”
“It was just an absolute joke.”
Hideki Matsuyama, Ken Duke and Alex Cjeka share second place at -10 under par.
Alex, aged 45 carded a third round of even par, a good score on the day.
Ken, aged 47, shot the round of the day -7 under par 65, and even he mentioned the speed of the greens;
“Somehow, overnight, these greens got two or three feet faster.”
“I’m just a player on the PGA TOUR, they’re all good out here, and when you get some good number and make some good putts, the scores are there.”
” But it was a great round. This golf course is very difficult with this condition, and it was a really unbelievable round.”
“I think this is our championship, The Players, and it should be set up as difficult as possible.”
“The conditions today, it shows it. You have to play your best golf around here, and obviously the best players in the world are here.”
Many good players fell by the wayside, Rory McIlroy shot +3 over par 75, eleven strokes more than yesterday, he is hanging in with the group at -5 under for the championship. Shane Lowery started the round in the final group with Jason, but scored +6 over 78.
Sergio Garcia managed a five putt, is this really what people want to see, whether lady luck is on your side, or not. I would rather watch a good contest, with good golf being achievable to most of the players. There were only six players under par today.
Ken Duke’s round was described as the best round of golf ever by Russell Knox;
“I looked up on the board and saw Ken Duke shot 65, and I was like, ‘What?’”
“That’s the best round of golf ever, probably. It was incredible how hard it was out there.”
Russell unfortunately fell at the par three 17th, dropping three tee shots into the water, on his way to carding a nine.
Billy horschel “Man, I felt like I was putting on dance floors out there,” Horschel said. “We all did. Augusta is probably the quickest greens we play all year, and I’m sorry, Sawgrass made those greens look like 8s on the Stimpmeter.”