Tom Gillis sleepwalked to a bogey-free, 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the John Deere Classic and has a three-day total of 13-under 200, four shots adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.
Gillis began the day at 11-under (T2) and just one off the pace of 36-hole leader Justin Thomas. On his round, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 17 greens in regulation, but converted just two of those opportunities into par breakers. After opening his round with 10 consecutive two-putt pars, Gillis finally hit pay dirt at the 11th, converting from 6'8" for the birdie-3. The 46-year-old, playing in the penultimate pairing, missed his only GIR at the par-4 13th, but would get up-and-down to keep the scorecard clean. Four more two-putt pars followed, before rolling in a nine-footer for birdie at the last. Gillis, winless in 171 career starts on the PGA TOUR, is 194th in the FedExCup standings entering this week. His season-best (11 events) is T26 at the Frys.com Open back in October.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 10:26:00 PM