With lift, clean and place in effect, Johnson Wagner crafted a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the John Deere Classic to reach 14-under 199, four in arrears to 54-hole leader Ryan Moore.
The 36-year-old began the third frame in a three-way T4 on 10-under after opening in 68-64, two shy of Moore and co-leader Wesley Bryan, and ended in solo fourth. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he squared Nos. 1, 3 (3-putt from 35'8") and a one-putt bogey from 11'4" at 12, but overshadowed them with birdies on holes 6, 7, 14, 17 and 18, and his biggest bang of the round, a 53-footer for eagle-3 at the second. Wagner posted week-lows in fairways, nine (of 14), and greens in regulation with 14, but battled to the end with back-to-back birdies to finish, including a 37-footer from off the green (using the flat stick) for a walk-off 3. The Texas native played 36 holes on Saturday as the tourney fought to get back on schedule.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:01:00 PM