PGA Tour Brunch - Final Round Previews
@PGATourBrunch Looks at Final Rounds of World Golf and Puerto Rico Open ❤️ 🖤
World Golf Championship at The Concession - Review/Preview
Collin Morikawa will take his second 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour in search of his first WGC title and fourth career PGA Tour victory. He made five consecutive birdies (Nos. 5-9) to mark his career-best streak on the tour (previously: four occasions/R3/ and most recent 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions). Saturday marked the second day in a row Morikawa carded a 5-under 31 on the front nine.
Billy Horschel is seeking to capture first individual title on TOUR since 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson.
Brooks Koepka started “bogey-bogey” but finished “birdie-birdie-par” for a 2-under (70) in his third round.
Rory McIlroy (T-5) at (-11) made four birdies and an eagle for a 5-under (31) on the back nine as he looks to become the second player to win all four World Golf Championships titles in his career, joining Dustin Johnson.
Tee Times range from 7:35am-to-1:50pm when leaders tee it up today.
Weather report remains much the same with sunny skies. Winds ranging 6-12 mph.
WGC Leaderboard after Third Round:
Collin Morikawa 70-64-67—201 (-15)
Billy Horschel 67-67-69—203 (-13)
Brooks Koepka 67-66-70—203 (-13)
Webb Simpson 66-69-69—204 (-12)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Key Information on World Golf Championship:
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $10,500,000/$1,820,000
DEFENDING Champion: Patrick Reed (2020 Leaderboard link from Mexico City)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS of Event: link)
FEDEx CUP Winner Share for points: 550
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @WGCWorkday
TV COVERAGE: Sunday, February 28th: 12:00 Noon to 2:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and then 2:30pm to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups on Sunday (8:00am-2:30pm ET). Featured Holes will be streamed Sunday from 2:30pm to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Saturday, February 27 (1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET)) and Sunday, February 28: (1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET)) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
What They’re Saying About the WGC:
Morikawa Stumbles Late, but Still Leads WGC by Two (ESPN/Associated Press)
Morikawa Sees Lead Fall to Two (Yahoo Sports/USA Today)
Fast Learners Figuring Out the Concession (PGATourCom)
Ancer in Contention with Familiar Caddy (PGATourCom)
Neck Pain Continues for Koepka (GolfChannel)
What They’re Saying About Tiger Woods: ❤️🖤
Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, others to Wear Red on Sunday (Yahoo Sports)
Rory McIlroy Among Golfers to Wear Red for Tiger (Sports Illustrated)
Never Count Tiger Woods Out (NY Post)
Puerto Rico Open Review/Preview and Notes:
Due to a series of short, but heavy downpours, there were three suspensions, totaling 56 minutes: 3:35-3:47 p.m., 4:02-4:20 p.m. and 4:45-5:11 p.m. Players remained in place for the first two delays, but had the option to move to an indoor location for the final delay.
With heavy rain overnight and into this morning, the final round will feature threesomes, utilizing split tees between approximately 10:30am – 12:30pm Sunday.
On the strength of 17 birdies through 54 holes, Puerto Rico native Rafa Campos in position for first PGA Tour victory.
Grayson Murray made eight birdies in round three, and is T-1 (-14) as he contends for second career title on Tour and his first since 2017.
Since 2014, the only 54-hole leader/co-leader(s) to convert for a Puerto Rico Open win was Viktor Hovland in 2020. Hovland is playing the WGC this weekend, not defending his title at Rio Grande.
Puerto Rico Open Leaderboard After Third Round:
Grayson Murray 71-66-65—202 (-14)
Rafael Campos 66-69-67—202 (-14)
Cameron Percy 67-69-67—203 (-13)
Branden Grace 67-68-68—203 (-13)
Puerto Rico Open Full Leaderboard (link)
Key Information on the Puerto Rico Open:
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $3,000,000/$540,000
DEFENDING Champion: Viktor Hovland (2020 Leaderboard link)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS of Event: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Awarded/Winners Share: 1,756/300
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @PuertoRicoOpen
TV COVERAGE: Sunday, February 28: 2:30pm to 5:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel.
STREAMING: Will be covering WGC.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Will be covering WGC
TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
What They’re Saying About Puerto Rico Open:
Local Favorite in Contention at Puerto Rico Open (ESPN/Associated Press)
Rafael Campos Tied for Lead (AP/PGATourCom)
Campos Closing In on Dream (PGATour/Com)
This Day in Golf History:
February 28, 1971 - In the only staging of the PGA Championship in February, Jack Nicklaus won the first major of 1971 and his second PGA Championship at the original PGA National GC in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Golden Bear won the title by two strokes over runner-up Billy Casper. - (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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