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Vaughn Taylor orchestrated a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in Saturday's third round at the Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course to hang 10-under 205 on the board, up five places on the day and six back of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.

The Web.com Tour grad, No. 447 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is playing this season on Past Champion status but cracked the field on Monday as first alternate. Making his ninth appearance, he sits T8 after 54 holes (70-68-67) and looks to improve on a personal-best T10 here last year. The 39-year-old's stats after three days: 16 birdies (T6); one eagle (T7); six bogeys (T21) and one double (T42). He's 29/41 in driving accuracy (T31) and T5 in greens in regulation (40/54), including 15 in R3. Taylor is paired with Aussie Matt Jones in R4 and both players' amateur teams made the finale.
Feb 14 - 9:42 AM

Charl Schwartzel was the obvious favourite heading into the 2016 Tshwane Open and he duly delivered the goods, closing the deal with a 7-under-par 31-32=63 for a tournament total of 16-under 264, securing a dominant victory, with nearest challenger Jeff Winther a distant 8 shots adrift.

Rusty on Thursday, superb on Friday, patient on Saturday, the 31-year-old South African was all class on Sunday. He set up the 11th European Tour victory of his career by playing the front nine in 4-under and whilst there were charges from down the field, his pre-round nearest challengers were struggling to match Schwartzel's sizzle as he opened up a 5-shot lead at the turn. On that front nine he made birdie at 2, but immediately gave the shot back at 3. His response was to play each of the last five holes before the turn in 3; a run that went par-birdie-birdie-par-eagle. A bogey on 11 was a mere blip as he then added more red at 12, 14, 16 and 18. He needed a mere 23 putts in his 63. It is his second win of the 2016 season and confirmation that his return from injury was well-timed.
Feb 14 - 9:37 AM

36-hole leader Anthony Michael carded a level-par 34-36=70 to finish solo third at the Tshwane Open on 6-under 274.

In 20 previous starts on the European Tour Michael had only once cracked the top ten and only five times made the weekend, but the exception had seen him finish second at Leopard Creek in 2010 and this was something of a repeat performance. He never looked likely to contend with runaway winner Charl Schwartzel, but nor did he look like crumbling, despite a bogey on No. 1. He added seven pars before righting the ship with an eagle-3 on 9. A birdie on 12 was sandwiched by bogeys on 11 and 13. It was a fighting final round, as evidenced by his struggles from the tee - he was just 7-for-14 in fairways hit.
Feb 14 - 9:32 AM

Jeff Winther smashed a superb 6-under-par 30-34=64 to register a tournament total of 8-under 272 and earn second place at the Tshwane Open.

It was the Challenge Tour graduate's fifth start on the European Tour and the first time he has made the cut, but he did it in some style. The Dane rattled off five birdies on the front nine at 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9. He bogied the par-5 12th, but added two more red numbers at 13 and 16 to race through the field. He hit 15 greens on Sunday and needed just 27 putts. It was a remarkable effort for a man who until this week had failed to break 72 at this level. He finished 8 shots behind the runaway winner Charl Schwartzel.
Feb 14 - 9:06 AM

George Coetzee finished the defense of his Tshwane Open title with a 1-over-par 32-39=71 to finish 1-under 279 for the week and T14 on the leaderboard.

The South African made three birdies on the front nine at 3, 8 and 9, but rattled up four bogeys on the home straight: one at 12, and three in a row from the 14th. He struggled hit the fairways all week, going 19-for-56. That impacted on his greens in regulations stats, he was 48-for-72. On Sunday he took 32 swings of the putter in his disappointing finish.
Feb 14 - 9:03 AM

Matt Jones enjoyed a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 10-under 205, up five spots on the leaderboard to T8.

After opening his ninth AT&T with 4-under 68 on Pebble Beach Golf Links and 2-under 70 on Spyglass Hill, Jones crafted a blemish-free four-birdie stroll at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course. On his round, he piped 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation but goes away wanting after 1.846 putts per GIR. The 35-year-old sits six adrift of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson and looks to improve on a personal-best T7 at Pebble Beach last year where he opened in equally impressive 65-66-67 to sit T2 after 54 holes, but closed in a disappointing 1-over 73. He's yet to record a top 25 this season on six previous starts.
Feb 13 - 9:22 PM

Jason Bohn painted a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in today's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a three-day total of 5-under 210, up 71 places on the leaderboard to T23.

Fifty-four hole leader Phil Mickelson's 66 was next best at Pebble Beach GL to Jimmy Walker's 63, but Bohn posted the low lap of the day on Spyglass Hill GC. He went off No. 10 tee on Saturday and went out in bogey-free 5-under, circling birdies at 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18. The 42-year-old, who has just one top 25 here in 10 prior visits (T23/2006), came home in 1-under outpacing a lone bogey at the par-3 third with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7. The two-time runner-up in 2015-16 striped 13 (of 14) fairways and posted an eye-catching 1.462 putts per GIR on 13 greens.
Feb 13 - 9:01 PM

Freddie Jacobson patched together a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 54-hole aggregate of 13-under 202.

After opening in 7-under 65 (PB) and 3-under 69 (SH), Jacobson began Saturday's play in a three-way T3, one adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Sung Kang and Hiroshi Iwata. He couldn't make up any ground on the easiest of the three-course rota, outpacing three bogeys with six birdies at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course. The 41-year-old ended the day in the same position on the board (T3), but slipped to three back of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson, who shot 66 (PB). He circled his six par breakers on just 12 greens in regulation for a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR, but after zero bogeys in R1, and one in R2, he dropped three on day three to temper the enthusiasm.
Feb 13 - 8:49 PM

Overnight co-leader Sung Kang backed up with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 13-under 202, down two places on the leaderboard and into a two-way T3.

This was Kang's first 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR in his 58th career start. He didn't play terribly on day three at Pebble Beach Golf Links, circling three birdies against a lone bogey, but how do you follow a career-best 11-under 60 in R2. The Web.com Tour grad split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation and gained strokes on Nos. 1, 6 and 14 from between three and 12 feet. His lone squared was a failed scramble at the par-4 ninth. Kang heads to Sunday three adrift of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.
Feb 13 - 8:39 PM

Nine years removed from his last appearance, Bubba Watson shot a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and at even-par 215, missed the scheduled 54-hole cut of low 60 and ties by one stroke.

All Watson needed to do to make the cut was to par the signature par-5 18th at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He took 6. The 37-year-old played the two par 5s on his first half in 3-under (eagle, birdie), but bogeyed both par 5s on the back nine. In total, he circled just two birdies on day three, and was done-in earlier with a run of double-bogey-bogey on Nos. 8-10. Eleven players, including Watson, finished T70 and were MDF for Sunday notably: 215- Hunter Mahan and 2011 champ D.A. Points ... Notable MCs: 218- James Hahn; Steve Stricker; Brendon Todd ... 219- Russell Knox; Russell Henley ... 220- David Lingmerth; Kevin Na ... 224- Ryan Moore ... 225- Ian Poulter ... 227- 2004 champ Vijay Singh.
Feb 13 - 8:27 PM

Chez Reavie signed for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 after the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a three-day total of 11-under 204, five strokes back of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.

Not only did Reavie (the 18-hole leader) make it to the finale, he erased last year's debacle which began in 67-66 (T4) before 78 in R3 sent him packing. The Web.com Tour grad opened his seventh AT&T on Monterey Peninsula CC with 8-under 63 and chased with 70 at Pebble Beach GL to sit in a three-way T3 on 10-under after 36 holes. The 34-year-old toured Spyglass Hill GC on Saturday and overshadowed four bogeys (two three-putts) with three birdies (one chip-in) and an eagle-3 at the seventh. He found nine (of 14) fairways but just nine greens in regulation and recorded a disappointing 2.000 putts per GIR to drop four places on the leaderboard to solo seventh.
Feb 13 - 7:28 PM

Jason Day conjured up a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a three-day total of 10-under 205, up five spots on the leaderboard to T8, six adrift of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.

The World No. 3 began Moving Day on 6-under (T13) after opening in 1-under 71 on Spyglass Hill GC and 5-under 66 on Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course. He went off No. 10 tee on Saturday at Pebble Beach Golf Links and dropped shots at 10 and 16 (failed scrambles) but responded with birdies at 12, 13 and 18 (all from between four and seven feet) to turn 1-under. The 28-year-old played his inward nine in bogey-free 3-under, circling birdies at Nos. 2, 7 and 9, each of those traveling in excess of 13 feet, including a walk-off 3 from 15'7". Thru 54 holes, he's T66 in driving accuracy (29/41) and T60 in greens in regulation (35/54), but T4 at last check in putts per GIR at 1.600.
Feb 13 - 7:08 PM

Four-time AT&T champ Phil Mickelson smoothed a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 16-under 199, up two spots on the day and good for the 54-hole lead by two over 36-hole co-leader Hiroshi Iwata.

The tournament's all-time money leader opened his 20th edition with 4-under 68 on Spyglass Hill GC and 6-under 65 on Monterey Peninsula CC to sit one adrift of Iwata and Sung Kang after two days. He began day three on Pebble Beach Golf Links off the 10th tee and kicked off with birdie from 11'0" at the par-4 11th before back-to-backs on 17 (from 10'5") and a chip-in birdie-4 at the signature 18th hole. After the break, he connected three straight circles on Nos. 5-7, the latter dropping from 19'1". Remarkably, the 45-year-old landed just seven (of 14) fairways and only nine greens in regulation but kept his march to the top intact with a pair of seven-foot par putts (sand saves) at the 14th and again at the first.
Feb 13 - 6:50 PM

Jonas Blixt authored a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-33=67 on day three of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 12-under 203, up six spots on the live leaderboard to T4. UPDATE: With play completed, Blixt sits in a two-way T5, four back of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.

The Swede was bogey-free on day one as well with 67 at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course and chased with 3-under 69 on Pebble Beach Golf Links. Thru 14 holes of his third frame at Spyglass Hill GC, he had circled birdies on Nos. 1, 7 and 14 (all par 5s), before adding par breakers on the par-3 15th and the par-4 17th to conclude his day. With three loops in the books, the 31-year-old is currently T86 in driving accuracy (28/41) and T63 in greens in regulation (35/54), but he's T2 in bogeys (three) and T4 in putts per GIR at 1.600.
Feb 13 - 6:16 PM

Roberto Castro rallied to a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 54-hole tally of 12-under 203, up three spots on the live leaderboard to T4 and two swings adrift of clubhouse leader Hiroshi Iwata. UPDATE: With play done for the day, Castro is in a two-way T5, four adrift of 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.

After opening in 66 (PB) and 70 (MPCC), the Web.com Tour grad began his day three adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Sung Kang and Iwata. He opened on the difficult Spyglass Hill GC by alternating birdie-bogey-birdie on his first three holes before squaring back-to-backs on five and six to turn 1-over. After the break, he recorded five straight pars before ripping off three birdies over his final four holes to complete his scoring. In total, the 30-year-old circled seven against three bogeys on nine (of 13) fairways and 16 greens in regulation.
Feb 13 - 6:01 PM



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