Bubba Watson sits on top of the Hero World Challenge after 54 holes in the Bahamas.
Bubba finally figured out how to play the Albany Golf Club course, shooting -9 under par 63, a course record, for a -19 under par tournament total, and will take a two shot lead into the final round.
Bubba had previously stated that the course was better than him, and now shares the course record with Paul Casey, who also carded -9 under 63 today, for a -17 under par total.
The lack of wind, Bubba said, was the reason for the good scoring,
“As we’re seeing, when there’s no wind, light wind, we can score.”
“We’re all good players, don’t get me wrong. We’re all top 50 in the world. But with no wind, this golf course is a little bit easier to make birdies.”
“Obviously, 20 mile-an-hour winds, this golf course becomes a beast.”
One of the important reasons Paul wants to win here is the cost of Christmas shopping;
“There’s multiple reasons, about four really good reasons.”
“Five if you count Christmas shopping.”
Patrick Reed and Chris Kirk are tied in third place, both at -16 under par for the tournament.
They are followed by Jordan Spieth and Bill Haas who have totals of -15 under par.
Jordan remarked about his -4 under 68 today;
“I shot 68 and got lapped.”
“It was a day where you really needed to shoot lower. Par for the course is five under, especially in these conditions.”
Patrick finally made a putt, and was happy from that moment on;
“I finally made a putt and it just kind of propelled me from there.”