Top-ranked Russell Knox crafted a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach 18-under 266, up three spots to solo third, three shy of champion Pat Perez.
The 31-year-old, a playoff loser here last year, was the top dog in the field at OWGR No. 19 and was also the pre-tourney fave at 14/1 outright. He began the finale in a four-way T6, five shy of 54-hole leader Gary Woodland, the third straight event where's been in the top 10 thru 54 holes. In his first two starts this season, he was T2 and solo 2nd at the three-quarter mark at the CIMB and WGC-HSBC, eventually finishing T10 and T9, respectively, with 2-over 74s. Today's result was much different, camouflaging bogey-5s at 9 and 14 with birdies on holes 4-6, 10, 11, 13 and 16. For the week, the Jacksonville University alum had one eagle and 24 birdies against eight bogeys. He was one (of six) multiple winners on TOUR last season, winning twice en route to a career-best 8th in the FedExCup standings and shows no signs of letting off the gas.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:17:00 PM