June 18, 2019

Players Championship third round: McIlroy & Fleetwood lead – clips & text


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Abstract

  1. Leader: -15 Jon Rahm (64)
  2. -14 Rory McIlroy (17), Tommy Fleetwood (17)
  3. -12 Jason Day (68)
  4. -11 Abraham Ancer, Jim Furyk
  5. -10 Ollie Schniederjans (65), Brandt Snedeker (65), Keegan Bradley (68), Dustin Johnson (69), Brian Harman (71)
  6. Third round of unofficial ‘fifth most important’ at Sawgrass
  7. In-play clips courtesy of PGA Tour

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -14 (17)

    And in it drops. Tommy Fleetwood moves level with Rory McIlroy and is now correct one stroke within the wait on of clubhouse chief Jon Rahm.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -13 (16)

    Good putt from Rory McIlroy which permits him to faucet in for a par. Now right here comes Tommy Fleetwood for birdie…..

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -13 (16)

    How does Rory McIlroy reply that?

    Neatly now not as emphatically as he’d bear liked. He’s on the inexperienced but he’s purchased a true job on to rob a birdie from over 30 toes.

  4. Over to you Rory

    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -13 (16)

    That’s lovely from Tommy Fleetwood, his wedge shot lands correct above pin high sooner than spinning wait on to within three toes of the cup.

    Over to you Rory……

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -13 (16)

    Now for the 17th…..

    Tommy Fleetwood is up first with his pitching wedge on the signature hole….

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -13 (16)

    Sublime from Tommy Fleetwood.

    With the minimal of fuss he correct lands his ball now not up to a pair of yards from the pin sooner than stroking in a birdie. Rory McIlroy recovers for a par.

    He’d bear earmarked that hole for better than that after an eagle there on Friday.

  7. ‘Naive’ from McIlroy

    Iain Carter

    BBC Sport golf correspondent on BBC Radio 5 are residing at Sawgrass

    That changed into a naive different of shot from McIlroy. The
    share probability of pulling it off from the pine straw, keeping it low below
    the branches, changed into swish low. He brought a needless penalty shot into play with
    that different.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (15)

    Neatly it changed into a probability and Rory McIlroy’s low share shot hasn’t paid dividends.

    He purchased via the woodland good adequate but also carried the inexperienced straight into water wrapped all the draw via the wait on of it. I didn’t ogle that coming.

    Tommy Fleetwood’s draw is handiest marginally better as his ball trails off left.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (15)

    Rory McIlroy is in among the pine needles and doing a space of gardening.

    He’s going to bear to punch his ball via the trees, buy it low and on the final hope for the preferrred…..

  10. ‘Fore left!’

    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (15)

    Rory McIlroy has purchased himself into a puny of anguish off the 16th tee, hooking it nicely left.

    What can he enact from right here?

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    J Day -12, K Kisner -11 (17)

    Retain the ball on the island. Kevin Kisner will likely be kicking himself. He’s passed up a pair of tall birdie potentialities and now he finds the water that runs alongside the left at 18.

    Discuss inserting a dampner on issues.

    Jason Day also pushes his tee shot left and appears to be like to be like swish relieved to investigate cross-check it advance to a terminate on the fairway a pair of toes from the drink.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (15)

    Rory McIlroy

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    Rory McIlroy has purchased a swish lengthy putt for a birdie and share of the lead….which comes up short.

    He takes a par though as his ball threatens to squirm out of the excellent of the cup.

    There is some understanding iron play from Tommy Fleetwood as nicely to rescue a par. He’s striking in there.

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    J Day -12, K Kisner -11 (16)

    Jason Day is on the transfer. Birdies on the 15th and 16th bear build him correct within the dialog at 12 below par.

    The Australian took his family to Disney World after withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational final week with a wait on anguish.

    He’s currently tied in third with Tommy Fleetwood, with his taking part in partner Kevin Kisner tied for fifth with fellow American Brian Harman.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (14)

    Immense place from Rory McIlroy. The form that’s nonchalantly performed by a participant of his ability.

    He chips to within a pair of toes after which confidently rolls in.

    One other par from Tommy draw he nonetheless has the honour on the tee on 15 though.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (13)

    Masses of plot on that from Rory McIlroy….or what a leisure golfer would perhaps perhaps name a puny of a hook but he correct can now not quite stand up the hill to the inexperienced.

    He wasn’t helped by taking part in his 2d stroke on the 14th from out of a mountainous bunker that runs parallel with the fairway.

    Wants an up and down for a par.

  16. Changing the Waterford Crystal….

    Gamers Championship trophy

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    Fair correct a reminder…..

    Along with a hefty winner’s cheque of $2,250,000 (around £1,690,000) that is what all people appears to be like taking part in for.

    Changing the Waterford Crystal that has been given out since 1982 is a sterling silver and 24k gold vermeil trophy, customized-designed by Tiffany & Co.

    The face of the trophy is merged from the faces of the 38 diverse winners of the Gamers including Jack Nicklaus, who won it first in 1974 and all over again in 1976 and 1978, two-time winner Tiger Woods (2001 & 2013) and the 2018 champion Webb Simpson.

    Not a injurious one for the mantelpiece is it?

  17. Rahm leads after 64

    J Rahm -15 (F)

    Jon Rahm

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    Jon Rahm has already earned over a million greenbacks on the PGA Tour in 2019 and he’s nicely positioned to bump up his financial institution balance if on the unique time is anything to run by.

    The Spaniard has correct completed with a par on the 18th to card a eight-below 64, ending his round on 15 below par. And he sits on the head of the leaderboard as issues stand.

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (13)

    Tumble. Tumble. Tumble. That’s so close but now not close adequate thus a ways as Rory McIlroy is concerned.

    He rolls up to within a pair of inches sooner than tapping in for a par. Tommy Fleetwood also makes par.

    Quiet there are several birdie alternatives left for this duo within the final five holes.

  19. Most in style leaderboard

    It’s bunched below Jon Rahm and McIlroy…

    -15Jon Rahm (17)

    -14Rory McIlroy (12)

    -12Tommy Fleetwood (12)

    -11Abraham Ancer (13), Kevin Kisner (14)

    -11:Brian Harman (14)

    -10Ollie Schniederjans (65), Brandt Snedeker (65), Jason Day (14), Dustin Johnson (17), Keegan Bradley (68)

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    R McIlroy -14, T Fleetwood -12 (12)

    Rory McIlroy’s purchased his eight iron out on the Thirteenth and it has the desired enact.

    His ball goes up so high it comes down with snow on it and nestles nicely within birdie vary.

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