Holmes, Stanley Co-Lead at THE PLAYERS After 54 Holes

J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley are tied for the lead at 9-under par after three rounds of play of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

 
Just one back is a 36-hole co-leader Louis Oosthuizen at 8-under, while 21-year-old South Korean, Si Woo Kim, is two shots back at 7-under.

Thirteen players in all are in the hunt, within six shots of the lead, including Ian Poulter (-6), Emiliano Grillo (-6), Sergio Garcia (-5), Alex Noren (-5), Pat Perez (-4), and Adam Scott (-3).

Holmes entered Saturday’s third round just a shot behind co-leaders Stanley and Oosthuizen, but on a day when none of the top leaders made any kind of a move, the 35-year-old’s 2-under 70 was just enough to get him a share of the 54-hole lead.

Stanley, the 36-hole co-leader, started his day with 3 bogeys (and a birdie) over his first four holes to drop two shots. But after that, the 29-year-old’s card was clean with two birdies.


Top 10

T1 Kyle Stanley -9
T1 J.B. Holmes -9
3 Louis Oosthuizen -8
4 Si Woo Kim -7
T5 Emiliano Grillo -6
T5 Ian Poulter -6
T7 Alex Noren -5
T7 Patrick Cantlay -5
T7 Sergio Garcia -5
T10 Francesco Molinari -4
T10 Rafael Cabrera Bello -4
T10 Pat Perez -4


Quotable

“I usually can make a bunch of birdies, so if I can just narrow it down to one bogey, then I’m usually in good shape.”
J.B. Holmes, 54-hole co-leader.

“You just kind of have to remind yourself that even though you’re a little bit over par, on the leaderboard I was still in a pretty good spot.”
Kyle Stanley, 54-hole co-leader.

“No lead can be big enough… It’s a great three finishing holes, and you need to be on your game. You need to hit the ball well and … try not to do anything heroic when you have the lead.”
Louis Oosthuizen, one shot back after 54 holes.


Bank Shot of the Day

Si Woo Kim banks his tee shot off a palm tree on the 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass.


Bunker Shot of the Day

Henrik Stenson holes out from the sand on the 14th hole.


Putt of the Day

Sergio Garcia, just off the green on 16, drains a putt for eagle.


Leaderboard

Through 54 holes

POSPLAYERTO PAR
T1Kyle Stanley-9
T1J.B. Holmes-9
3Louis Oosthuizen-8
4Si Woo Kim-7
T5Emiliano Grillo-6
T5Ian Poulter-6
T7Alex Noren-5
T7Patrick Cantlay-5
T7Sergio Garcia-5
T10Francesco Molinari-4
T10Rafael Cabrera Bello-4
T10Pat Perez-4
T13Lucas Glover-3
T13William McGirt-3
T13Adam Scott-3
T16Ben Martin-2
T16Yuta Ikeda-2
T16Brooks Koepka-2
T16Bernd Wiesberger-2
T20Brendan Steele-1
T20Steve Stricker-1
T20Jason Day-1
T20Rory McIlroy-1
T20Chris Kirk-1
T25Henrik StensonE
T25Mackenzie HughesE
T25Rickie FowlerE
T25Russell HenleyE
T25Zach JohnsonE
T25Justin RoseE
T31Vijay Singh1
T31Paul Casey1
T31Webb Simpson1
T31Tommy Fleetwood1
T31Smylie Kaufman1
T31Cameron Tringale1
T31Seung-yul Noh1
T31Daniel Summerhays1
T31Graeme McDowell1
T31Keegan Bradley1
T31Kevin Chappell1
T31Brian Harman1
T31Tyrrell Hatton1
T44Harold Varner, III2
T44Daniel Berger2
T44Roberto Castro2
T44Cody Gribble2
T44Dustin Johnson2
T44Jimmy Walker2
T44Sung-hoon Kang2
T44Blayne Barber2
T44Jim Herman2
T44Charley Hoffman2
T54Chez Reavie3
T54David Hearn3
T54Aaron Baddeley3
T54Billy Hurley III3
T54Hideki Matsuyama3
T54Adam Hadwin3
T54Patrick Reed3
T54Martin Kaymer3
T54Michael Kim3
T54Ryan Moore3
T54Boo Weekley3
T54Kevin Kisner3
T54Branden Grace3
T67Phil Mickelson4
T67Rod Pampling4
T67Ricky Barnes4
70Jason Dufner5
71Lee Westwood7
-Kevin Streelman6
-David Lingmerth6
-Jon Rahm6
-Gary Woodland7
-Brian Stuard7
-Justin Thomas7
-Jamie Lovemark7
-Ben Crane8
-Grayson Murray8
-Alex Cejka8
-Matt Kuchar9
CUT
-Jim FurykCUT
-Luke DonaldCUT
-Andrew LoupeCUT
-Luke ListCUT
-Spencer LevinCUT
-Jason KokrakCUT
-Jhonattan VegasCUT
-Hudson SwaffordCUT
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-James HahnCUT
-Martin LairdCUT
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-K.J. ChoiCUT
-John HuhCUT
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-Ryan PalmerCUT
-Wesley BryanCUT
-Russell KnoxCUT
-Cameron SmithCUT
-Marc LeishmanCUT
-Graham DeLaetCUT
-Bernhard LangerCUT
-Jonas BlixtCUT
-Kyle ReifersCUT
-Shawn StefaniCUT
-Patrick RodgersCUT
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-Ross FisherCUT
-Bill HaasCUT
-Freddie JacobsonCUT
-Chad CampbellCUT
-Brian GayCUT
-Robert StrebCUT
-Peter MalnatiCUT
-Anirban LahiriCUT
-Troy MerrittCUT
-Greg ChalmersCUT
-Shane LowryCUT
-Ernie ElsCUT
-Charl SchwartzelCUT
-Jason BohnCUT
-Bryce MolderCUT
-Mark HubbardCUT
-Fabian GomezCUT
-Billy HorschelCUT
-Jerry KellyCUT
-Bubba WatsonCUT
-Derek FathauerCUT
-Sean O'HairCUT
-D.A. PointsCUT
-Johnson WagnerCUT
-Brett StegmaierCUT
-Vaughn TaylorCUT
-Matt EveryCUT
-Tyrone van AswegenCUT
-Patton KizzireCUT
-Robert GarrigusCUT
-Danny LeeCUT
-Zac BlairCUT
-Harris EnglishCUT
-Scott PiercyCUT
-Kevin NaWD
-Danny WillettWD

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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