Lee Westwood leads after lively 3rd round at Arnold Palmer Invitational


PGA TOUR 2021 - Arnold Palmer Invitational - Round 3:  Lee Westward leads

From the Daily Wrap-Up:

Lee Westwood made a pair of 30-foot putts over the final three holes Saturday, one for eagle and the other a closing birdie, for a 7-under 65 that gave England's ageless wonder a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

Westwood turns 48 next month and is feeling younger by the years.

Now he goes up against U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, whose 68 included a birdie on the par-5 sixth hole in which he cut off so much of the water he had only 70 yards for his second shot on the 531-yard hole.

Corey Conners of Canada, who started with a one-shot lead, could only manage a 71 on a cool, breezy day at Bay Hill with only a few drops of rain. He also was one shot behind...

...Westwood posted his lowest score ever at Bay Hill and made only six pars. He had eight birdies and the eagle on the 16th hole, along with a pair of three-putt bogeys.

Westwood has five victories since turning 40, including last year in Abu Dhabi, among the strongest fields on the European Tour. He rallied to win the Race to Dubai late last year, his third time finishing the year as Europe's No. 1.  Read more here

From Brentley Romine at Yahoo!Sports:

As attendance ramps up on the PGA Tour, the traveling show is following suit.

Take Saturday’s third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, for example, where thousands of fans were treated to quite the variety of theatre around Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

Bryson DeChambeau briefly morphed into Rocky Balboa after finally delivering the knockout blow he’s been promising at the sixth hole.

Jordan Spieth made a hole-in-one, dunked a bunker shot, drained over 141 feet of putts, and did it all while playing as a single for 14 holes.

And 47-year-old Lee Westwood shrugged off senior-tour questions before taking it to the young kids with eight birdies and an eagle. His 7-under 65 gave the veteran a one-shot lead over DeChambeau and Corey Conners. Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and defending champion Tyrell Hatton are all within five shots of Westwood...   More here


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