RSM Classic, Day Three: Talor Gooch leads; Great putting by Cameron Smith


PGA TOUR: RSM Classic 2021, Sea Island, Georgia: 18-21 November, Day Three

Talor Gooch leads; Great putting by Cameron Smith 

From PGA TOUR Daily Wrap-up, by AP, 20/11/21:

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Talor Gooch is playing some of his best golf in the toughest weather, even when he hasn't been in the best position off the tee. Now the former Oklahoma State player is one round away from his first PGA TOUR victory at The RSM Classic.

Gooch hit only six fairways Saturday at Sea Island and still managed a 3-under 67, stretching his lead to three shots going into the final round.  Read more

From PGA TOUR, Day Three, Round Recap:

Cameron Smith hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his third round at the RSM Classic, and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Smith finished his day tied for 12th at 9 under; Talor Gooch is in 1st at 16 under; Seamus Power and Sebastián Muñoz are tied for 2nd at 13 under; and Tom Hoge is in 4th at 12 under.

On the 582-yard par-5 seventh hole, Cameron Smith reached the green in 3 and sunk a 13-foot putt for birdie. This moved Cameron Smith to 1 under for the round.

After a 327 yard drive on the 452-yard par-4 ninth, Smith chipped his fourth shot to 3 feet, which he rolled for one-putt bogey on the hole.  Read more

From Golf Channel, by Rex Hoggard:

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Every time a PGA Tour player considers the circuit’s “off-season” it always comes with “air quotes.” It’s a nod to the circuit’s nearly nonexistent off-season that unlike other sports is measured in days, not weeks or months.

Ten days separated Patrick Cantlay’s FedExCup winning performance at East Lake and the start of the new season in Napa, Calif. Instead, players look forward to the wraparound schedule’s winter break between this week’s RSM Classic and the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January. It’s a giddy, almost juvenile outlook that gives this week’s stop at Sea Island something of a last-week-of-school vibe.  Read more

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