Can Troy Merritt triumph tomorrow? that is the question on everyone’s mind at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, as he holds on to top spot of the leaderboard today.
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Troy carded a third round -2 under par 69 at the RBC Heritage to maintain his place at the top of the leaderboard, going into the final round tomorrow with a three shot advantage at -14 under par.
The pressure was getting to him, as he spoke about the fear, and dropping a ball in the water;
“I was starting to feel the fear and being afraid, like I would when I was an amateur.”
“It’s not a bad fear, it’s the fear of being caught. And I think it’s worked for me in the past. “
“You go out there, play solid golf, take care of your business and you see how the other guy is doing.”
“I had a little bit of a tug with a 6-iron, and unfortunately watched it splash in the water, but it was a spectacular splash. I enjoyed that.”
“I ground out a six-footer for double. You don’t want to walk off that hole making 7, when you’re playing pretty solid.”
“It was a spectacular splash. I was going to try and get the momentum back, and I was able to do that.”
“Just play solid golf, put as much pressure on them as I can, make them try and take some risks, and just try and make pars, throw in an occasional birdie, and make them come and get me.”
There are three players tied in second place at -11 under par, including the defending champion Matt Kuchar, along with Brendon Todd and Kevin Kisner.
Low round of the day went to Brendon, a -8 under par 63, Kevin was -4 under today and Matt -3 under.
Matt had to overcome a double-bogey 5 after hitting a tree on the seventh hole, but he bounced back with birdies on the next two holes;
“There’s a tree that hangs out over the green protecting that, and it was a Dikembe Mutombo swat away from the basket, that was tough.”
Kevin is going to stick to his game plan;
“I’ll try to stick with the process, the kind of things I’ve been doing, and hopefully the results will come.”
“Whatever happens, happens. If I keep playing like I’m doing, hopefully I’ll have a chance.”
Jim Furyk, No. 10 in the world, was four shots behind the leader at -10 under par, with Masters Champion and FedExCup leader Jordan Spieth another stroke back at -9 under.
Jordan does not intend to go away quietly;
“Tomorrow I’ll be happy to be kind of in this quiet zone, coming from behind and hopefully making some noise.”
“I’m going to be really aggressive. If it doesn’t work out, then it was still a great stretch. And if I get out there and hit the shots that I want to hit, then I’ve got a possibility of contending again.”