J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley are tied at the top of The Players leaderboard after 54 holes at TPC Sawgrass.
J.B. and Kyle
J.B. went round in-2 under 70 for a -9 under par The Players total, calling it an adventurous day, making some shots from out of the woods;
“An adventurous day, for sure.”
“I usually can make a bunch of birdies, so if I can just narrow it down to one bogey, then I’m usually in good shape.”
Kyle was even par 72 on the day, and had to remind himself that he was still in contention;
“You just kind of have to remind yourself that even though you’re a little bit over par, on the leaderboard I was still in a pretty good spot.”
Louis Oosthuizen shot +1 over 73, but has third place to himself with a -8 under par total, just one shot back;
“No lead can be big enough, that’s what makes this golf course great.”
“We have seen over the years great finishes around this golf course and horrible finishes.”
“It’s a great three finishing holes, and you need to be on your game. You need to hit the ball well and try not to do anything heroic when you have the lead.”
Truth is anyone could still win this title, it will be an exciting last day as the action unfolds, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Ian Poulter is at -6 under, and Sergio -5 under for the competition, maybe even Rory McIlroy at -1 under could go low early on and exert some pressure on the leaders.
Poults was not supposed to be at The Players, a last-minute phone call inviting him to participate. He was the only bogey free golfer today. What a great story that would make if he now wins it;
“It was a nice phone call to receive, I definitely feel better on the golf course for it.”