WGC-HSBC Champions: Round 3 Numbers

A look at some stats and facts after the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan Golf Club (West) in Shanghai, China, where Dustin Johnson (68) leads Brooks Koepka by six shots.


BULLETS

  • Dustin Johnson’s six-shot lead is the largest 54-hole advantage of his PGA Tour career. His previous best was a five-shot lead at the Genesis Open earlier this year, which he won.
  • Brooks Koepka is chasing his third PGA Tour title where his first two wins have been come-from-behind victories.
    • The biggest comeback in tournament history was achieved by Germany’s Martin Kaymer, who overcame a five-shot deficit, with a final-round 63 to win by three shots.
  • Henrik Stenson, seven shots back, won the 2009 PLAYERS Championship by coming back from five shots down after 54 holes.
  • Poom Saksansin of Thailand produced the only bogey free card of 68 during the third round to move up to T15 position on 5-under.
  • Shugo Imahira of Japan was disqualified from the third round after he did not show up for his tee time of 10.35am. He had mistakenly seen a wrong starting time but will still earn last place prize money of $43,000.
  • South Africa’s Brandon Stone followed up his opening two rounds of 78 and 87 with an impressive 4-under 68. He is now 17-over and 34 shots off the lead.
  • Wu Ashu continues to lead the Chinese contingent even after a 1-over 73, which dropped him to 4 under and T21.

CHINESE PLAYERS

  1. Ashun Wu (-4) T21
  2. Wenchong Liang (-1) T33
  3. XInjun Zhang (+3) T52
  4. Haotong Li (+3) T52
  5. Yanwei Liu (+6) T68
  6. Zecheng Dou (+6) T68
  7. Yi Cao (+20) 77

BOGEY-FREE ROUNDS

ROUND 1: Gavin Green (65), Patrick Reed (66), Wu Ashun (67), Matt Kuchar (67)
ROUND 2: Dustin Johnson (63), Brooks Koepka (68), Charl Schwartzel (70)
ROUND 3: Poom Saksansin (68)

SCORING AVERAGES

FRONT 9: 36.93
BACK 9: 35.79
TOTAL: 72.72

 

PGW Staff

This post was produced by a Pro Golf Weekly staff member.

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