Leishman makes move in Sony Open golf

Lynette Rowe
January 14, 2019

He has made only one bogey through 54 holes, and he only came seriously close to one on Saturday, saving par from the bunker on the par-3 17th. "I didn't find myself in any trouble".

"It was pretty tough to walk but obviously things worked out pretty well", he said. In November, he ended a four-year drought by winning the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on another course that requires keeping the ball in play off the tee for good chances to score. Putnam briefly held the lead in the final round and finished solo second at 18 under.

Leishman started the day seven shots off the lead but three birdies on the front nine have him tied for third at 14 under par, three behind the new leader Andrew Putnam.

Putnam's birdie at the third and a series of solid pars proved enough to take him into the lead, which he maintained at the turn when he matched Kuchar's birdie at the long ninth.

"I feel awfully in control of what I'm doing".

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He never looks to be under stress, though Kuchar says looks can be deceiving. His best season to date probably came in 2013 when he won the Memorial and the WGC-Match Play Championship en route to $5.6 million in earnings. "The other two, I just hit the shot I was trying to see and it was going at the hole". He holed out for eagle three times from the fairway - a sand wedge from 101 yards on No. 10 at the start of his round; a 9-iron from 149 yards on No. 16, and a gap wedge from 135 yards on No. 6. Obviously previous year was disappointing, but to win two out of three events is insane to comprehend.

Davis Love III (7th): Love III beat the following golfers he 1) is almost 30 years older than and 2) vice captained at the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris: Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

He returns in two weeks at Torrey Pines. Instead, it turned into the American's first top-10 finish since the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and his best result since winning the Desert Classic nearly exactly two years ago.

Lahiri, who is playing his first event of 2019, is now four-under 136.

In total, Reavie posted an incredible three eagles without attempting a putt in a single round, the most of any round on record on the PGA Tour. "That was fun. I felt like I was trying to win a golf tournament just to make the cut, which is not really something I want to get used to, but early in the season when I started the day 17 shots back, it was something where I could actually feel some pressure and make adjustments, too".

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