PGA Tour Brunch | Honda Classic | Round 3
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The Honda Classic | Third Round Preview
PALM BEACH GARDENS - Jupiter, Florida resident Daniel Berger opened a PGA Tour event with consecutive scores of (65) or better for just the second time (2015 BMW Championship/2nd) in his career.
Chris Kirk extended his streak of sub-par scores on Tour this season to eight in bid for fifth career Tour title and first since 2015.
As the last player to get into the field, Chase Seiffert now sits inside the top five on the leaderboard at 5-under (135).
En route to a 5-under (65), Adam Svensson became just the second player to hit all 18 greens in regulation in a round at The Honda Classic since the event moved to PGA National in 2007 (Cody Gribble/R1/2017).
First-year Tour member Kurt Kitayama (T2/-7) followed a career-low 6-under 64 in round one with a 69 in Friday’s second round; in only previous Honda Classic start, finished T47 as a sponsor exemption in 2020; best TOUR finish in 25 starts is T17/2017 Puerto Rico Open.
Following his win at last week’s Genesis Invitational, Joaquin Niemann missed the cut with scores of 70-73—(143/+3) while defending champion Matt Jones missed the cut (73-74—(147/+7).
The 2-over (142) cut marks the just the second over-par cut of the season (Houston Open).
The Honda Classic | Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Daniel Berger 65-65—130 (-10)
Chris Kirk 65-68—133 (-7)
Kurt Kitayama 64-69—133 (-7)
Mark Hubbard 70-64—134 (-6)
Adam Svensson 69-65—134 (-6)
The Honda Classic
COURSE: PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Champion Course)
ARCHITECTS: (Original): Tom and Dave Fazio; Redesigned (2014) by Jack Nicklaus
YARDS/PAR: 7,125 yards/Par 70
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,000,000/$1.440,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Matt Jones
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Today and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups coverage 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Saturday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Honda Classic Tee Times start today at 7:30am (ET).
Weather: Partly cloudy turning to sunny skies with temperatures from 71-80 degrees. Windy ranging 6-10 mph. Sunday will be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 9:00AM (ET) on Sunday.
This Coming Week: Arnold Palmer Invitational and Puerto Rico Open
The Honda Classic - Saturday Tee Times:
Tee Times: (link)
Play was suspended due to darkness at 6:37pm (ET) with only Andrew Kozan (+2) on the course on the 8th fairway. He’ll be back in place at 6:50 am (ET) to complete his round. The cutline is (+2), so he’ll need par or better.
What They’re Saying:
Berger Sets the Pace at hometown Honda (PGATourCom)
Niemann, Matt Jones MTC at Honda (Golf Week/USA Today)
Golf Industry News:
Callaway pausing Relationship with Mickelson (ESPNCom)
Mickelson’s Spectacular Fall (The Guardian)
Golf’s Royal Couple at Honda Classic (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
February 26, 2012 - Playing in only his fifth career PGA Tour event, John Huh won an eight hole playoff against Robert Allenby to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. The 21-year old Huh made the playoff when Allenby blew a two-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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