The field of players chasing the tartan jacket has been cut down to 77 players for the weekend, and 25 of them are within five shots of the lead, which should make for an interesting “moving day” at the RBC Heritage on Saturday.
With the perfect weather we’ve had for the first round continuing and storms on the horizon for Sunday, players will be looking to make hay – er, birdies – while the sun shines, so look for aggressive play and firing at flags. Here’s a look at what to expect during round 3.
RBC HERITAGE ROUND 3 PRIMER
Bryson DeChambeau 68-64—132 (-10)
Si Woo Kim 68-65—133 (-9)
Ian Poulter 69-64—133 (-9)
Chesson Hadley 66-68—134 (-8)
Brandt Snedeker 70-64—134 (-8)
Rory Sabbatini 64-70—134 (-8)
Luke List 70-64—134 (-8)
The great weather continues with temperatures in the low-70s and a moderate breeze. Enjoy it while it lasts, because it’s shaping up to be soggy on Sunday.
• DeChambeau has held at least a share of the 36-hole lead three times, resulting in runner-up finishes at the 2017 Puerto Rico Open and the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational and a tie for fifth at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
• The last seven winners of the RBC Heritage have trailed by at least two shots after 36 holes. The last player to convert the 36-hole lead into victory was Jim Furyk in 2010.
• In 22 stroke play events on the PGA Tour this season, only six times have the 36-hole leaders gone on to win.
Inside The Numbers
• Of the top 15 players on the leaderboard, 11 rank among the top 20 in strokes gained while putting this week.
“This course just fits my eye. The shaping of the holes and just a couple of the doglegs, I’m able to shape shots. Just for whatever reason this course fits me really nicely, and I was able to play really well and hit my wedges close and make a few putts.” – Bryson DeChambeau
How To Watch
PGA Tour Live: 2:30-6 p.m.
Television: 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
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