Higgs takes 2-shot lead in Bermuda

American Harry Higgs has a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the PGA Tour's Bermuda Championship.

03-Nov-2019 By Australian Associated Press

Harry Higgs has rebounded from his first bogey of the week to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds at the PGA Tour's inaugural Bermuda Championship.

After dropping a stroke on the par-4 14th at hilly Port Royal on Saturday, Higgs birdied the par-3 16th and par-4 18th for his second straight 6-under 65.

"I knew I needed to hit that putt way harder. I got a little irritated but I just laughed," he said after posting a 17-under 196 total.

"I figured I was going to make a bogey at some point. I didn't want to but I was probably going to do it."

Bryson DeChambeau's teammate at SMU, Higgs is making his sixth start of his rookie season after winning on the Korn Ferry Tour and finishing fifth on the developmental tour's regular-season points list to earn PGA Tour card.

"I've won twice in the last 13 months and I've had countless other chances to win," he said.

"I've played with the lead a lot for the last year, so in a way that makes you comfortable but you're still uncomfortable the whole time. I've got a good idea how I'll feel."

Brendon Todd, who tied for the second-round lead with Higgs and Scottie Scheffler, was second after a 67.

Bo Hoag and Brian Gay were 14 under. Hoag had his second 64 in three days and Gay shot his second straight 65.

Scheffler was another stroke back, shooting his second 69 after an opening 62.

Australians Rod Pampling and Rhein Gibson find themselves 11 shots off the pace and in a three-way share of 17th place.

with Reuters


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