Stanley, Holmes take control at Players Championship

Stanley, Holmes take control at Players Championship

Stanley, Holmes take control at Players Championship

"I'm playing well and I'm excited about it", Singh said. He had only one bogey, at the par-4 14th hole, which certainly was no disgrace considering it was the most hard on the course in the third round, and followed 10 pars in a row to pounce on the reachable 11th and 12th holes for his first two birdies of the day.

"I grew up in the woods playing golf. today was just a throw-back to how I played junior golf". He surrendered his share of the lead on the first hole with a bogey and fought through the rest of the round to keep up with Stanley and, ultimately, Holmes.

Lahiri shot 75 to miss the cut with a six-over 150 total. Phil Mickelson shot a 78.

World No.11 Scott, the 2004 Players victor, finished six back of the lead at three under in a share of 13th place, while countryman and defending champion Jason Day let a hot start slip away.

But the front produced wind that sent the scoring average up almost a full stroke from the second round to 74.037, and it also will result in a turn from southwest wind to northeast for the final round, which will give players a breeze normally associated with the former March date. I've been pretty consistent about what I've been doing practice-wise and off the golf course. It's a great three finishing holes, and you need to be on your game. He hit a blind shot from 230 yards into the wind to a bunker and managed to get up-and-down. Scott Piercy recorded the first-ever quintuple bogey nine on the par-4 fifth hole. His drive on No. 14 sailed well right, the ones on Nos. Three birdies (and one bogey) made up the difference as Holmes ensured a spot in the title hunt with a third-straight under-par performance.

So many others wish they could have done the same.

Louis Oosthuizen completed 36 holes with just one dropped shot on his card
Louis Oosthuizen completed 36 holes with just one dropped shot on his card

Fijian veteran Singh made a surprise appearance near the top of the leaderboard with a five-birdie 68, although he three-putted the final green for his only blemish of the day to slip three behind the leaders, while Ian Poulter led the English challenge as a late eagle at 16 lifted him to five under. After being left for dead by most after opening his tournament on Thursday with a 4-over through six holes stretch, El Nino vaulted back into contention on Saturday with a brilliant 5-under-par 67 to bring him to 5-under for the championship as well.

That goes for Dustin Johnson, the world No. 1, who looked as though he might have a chance to at least get in the mix until tiny mistakes led to bogeys, and a big mistake led to double bogey on the 16th hole. Fellow Englishman Paul Casey is one shot further back.

Defending champion Jason Day had two double bogeys in his round of 73 and was eight shots behind, still hopeful of becoming the first back-to-back victor of this championship. Rickie Fowler shot 74 and joined Johnson and McIlroy at 144. "It was a nice phone call to receive, and I definitely feel better on the golf course for it". "It doesn't matter how good you're feeling, you have to play really well", Grillo said.

"Any time you win it gives you that little bit more lift, and I needed a lift like that", he said.

The South African has won eight times on the European Tour and stormed to a seven-shot victory for his only major win at the 2010 Open Championship.

The 17th hole at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has broken hearts and dreams at The Players Championship.

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