Danny Lee, from New Zealand has a three shot lead after 54 holes in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, at TPC Scottsdale.
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Danny carded a third round -4 under par 67 to lead the Waste Management Phoenix Open by three shots at -13 under par. He spoke a about a great putting day, and is looking for another good day tomorrow. Danny’s “good friend” Ha Na Jang has just won the Coats Golf Championship in Florida, this could be an omen;
“It was a really good putting day.”
I’ve been putting it really well, I am very confident with my putting.”
“Obviously I have never been in this situation before, but I am not going to think about it that much.”
I’m just going to go out there and have another best day tomorrow.”
Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler are tied in second place, those three shots back at -10 under par. Hideki -3 under 68 today and Rickie seemed to struggle for his -1 under par 70;
“I just didn’t get much out of the round.”
“Just kind of managed it well and played with what I had to get around.”
Through a translator Hideki said he had struggled with his putting;
“I didn’t putt very well today.”
“I didn’t drive the ball very well, but I did get it around. I’m happy with that.”
Boo Weekly and Bryce Molder are tied in fourth spot, both at -9 under par for the tournament. Boo with a very nice -6 under 65 and Bryce one better, -7 under 64.
Crowd favorite Phil Mickelson is alone in sixth place at -8 under par, -6 under 65 today lifting the super star up the leaderboard. Some Mickelson magic tomorrow could work wonders. Something like the spell he cast on the par five 15th today, where made a very unlikely birdie, his hybrid approach from 255 yards went so far right that it crossed the lake and ended up in the 11th fairway. He recovered by hitting a wedge to 15 feet and then made the putt;
“It was the worst shot of the year and I ended up making a birdie.”