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Sebastian Munoz was 4-under-par through 12 holes in the third round of the Club Colombia Championship before darkness halted play for the day.

Munoz finds himself at 12-under for the tournament and one stroke ahead of Andrew Putnam, who is also through 12 holes. The tournament fell behind schedule early in the week, when thunderstorms washed out over half of the play on Thursday. After dodging a big bullet on Friday and enjoying smooth sailing on Saturday, things are nearly back on schedule at Bogota CC. Munoz will try and earn his first Web.com Tour victory over the next 24 holes.
Feb 6 - 8:54 PM

Hideki Matsuyama carved out a 3-under-par 34-34=68 on day three of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 54-hole total of 10-under 203, up two places on the leaderboard and into a two-way T2 with Rickie Fowler.

In his previous two (and only) visits to TPC Scottsdale, Matsuyama was T2 and T3, respectively after 54 holes (eventually finishing T2 and T4). He's T2 again after three days posting 65-70-68. On those two previous occasions, he entered the finale three in arrears and finds himself in the exact same spot with 18 holes remaining this year. The 23-year-old played out of the penultimate threesome on Saturday and overshadowed bogeys on holes 7 and 12 (both three-putts, the latter from 6'9") with birdies at 1, 5, 11, 14 (chip-in) and 15. He landed just six (of 14) fairways -- his worst of the week -- but pelted 16 greens in regulation -- his best of the week. Thru 54 holes, he leads the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but is 40th in strokes gained: putting, including a -1.922 in R3.
Feb 6 - 7:57 PM

Rickie Fowler signed for a 1-under-par 33-37=70 after today's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 54-hole aggregate of 10-under 203, joint second with Hideki Matsuyama.

Fowler played with Danny Lee and overnight leader James Hahn in the final threesome on Saturday. He began just one adrift, but four birdies and three bogeys later, he fell three in arrears to 54-hole leader Lee, who shot 67. The three-time TOUR winner was in the fight thru 10 holes, erasing bogey at five (tee shot OB), with birdies at Nos. 1, 3 and 6 from between six and 17 feet. He squared back-to-backs on 11 and 12, the former a three-putt from 47'10" before his last par breaker from 2'11" at the par-5 13th. Fowler finished-up with a disappointing five straight pars, particularly at the par-5 15th, where he had recorded eagle-3 and birdie-4 in the first two rounds.
Feb 6 - 7:34 PM

Shane Lowry stalled out to a 1-over-par 33-39=72 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 6-under 207, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Danny Lee.

After sharing the 18-hole lead with a sparkling 6-under 65, the Irishman is getting progressively worse, posting 70-72. The latter drops him six spots on the day and into a seven-way logjam in 10th place. Lowry's tee-to-game was fine splitting 11 (of 14) fairways and hitting 14 greens in regulation, but after posting positive numbers in strokes gained: putting in his first two rounds, he cratered to a -0.953 mark in round three. Thru his first eight holes on day three, he was clicking, circling three straight on Nos. 3-5, but he played his last 13 holes in birdie-less 4-over, squaring bogeys at 9, 11, 15 and 16, all failed scrambles. The mid-range putts that were falling over the first two days, ceased in R3, missing seven from between eight and 20 feet.
Feb 6 - 7:19 PM

Overnight leader James Hahn back-pedaled to a 3-over-par 34-40=74 in today's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a three-day tally of 7-under 206, down six places on the day and into a three-way T7.

Hahn began the day with a one-shot advantage over playing partners Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee. He ended it six strokes in arrears to 54-hole leader Lee. The one-time TOUR winner was cruising at 2-under on the day thru his first 11 holes, outpacing bogey-5 at three with birdies at Nos. 3, 4 and 10, and then the bottom fell out. The 34-year-old played holes 12-14 in bogey, double, double before exchanging birdie at the par-5 fifth with a failed scramble at the par-4 18th. He led the field in scrambling thru 36 holes, but went 2-for-7 in the third round.
Feb 6 - 7:06 PM

Danny Lee conjured up a 4-under-par 31-36=67 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 13-under 200, good for a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler.

Lee was in the final threesome with overnight leader James Hahn and Fowler. He began the day one back of Hahn (joint second) after opening in 67-66. The 25-year-old went out in bogey-free 4-under, circling three straight on Nos. 2-4 (from between three and 21 feet) and adding a 39'6" bomb at the par-4 eighth. He dropped shots on 11 (three-putt from 64'0") and 15 (water ball) but erased them with birdies at 13 and 17. This is Lee's first career 54-hole lead on TOUR in his 110th pro start, and he's been buoyed to that spot by leading the field in driving accuracy at 83.33 percent (35/42) and strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 5.760.
Feb 6 - 6:36 PM

Matt Every rallied for a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a three-day tally of 6-under 207, up 11 spots on the day to T10.

Every opened his third frame with a routine two-putt par before an unreal hole-out (video link below) from 209 yards -- from the desert -- for eagle-2 at the second. He was so excited that he immediately gave both shots back with double bogey-7 at the third, but settled down by playing his final 15 holes in 3-under, outpacing two bogeys with five birdies. The 32-year-old, who owns a pair of top 10 finishes in four tries at TPC Scottsdale, found just six (of 14) fairways and only 12 greens in regulation, but registered 1.900 in strokes gained: putting and a stellar 1.500 putts per GIR.
Feb 6 - 6:17 PM

John Huh authored a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 7-under 206, up 13 spots on the live leaderboard.

Huh was trendy heading into the week after posting T33-T24-T8 in his last three starts, but his course form probably dampened enthusiasm (three straight missed cuts). Thru 54 holes in the desert, he's not letting up, currently sitting T8 after 69-70-67. The 25-year-old began day three T21 and erased one bogey with five birdies, three over his final five holes. He went out in bogey-free 1-under on the more-difficult front nine, carding eight pars and a lone par breaker on the par-3 fourth from 28'8"-- preceded by an 11'8" one-putt par save on the par-5 third. The one-time TOUR winner circled four on his inward half with the shortest of the four from 10'6" at the par-4 10th, and the longest a 35'3" walk-off 3 at the 18th. His lone bogey came at the par-4 11th after a failed scramble.
Feb 6 - 5:47 PM

Defending champ Brooks Koepka crashed and burned to a 3-over-par 35-39=74 on day three of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and at even-par 213, fell 33 spots on the live leaderboard to T54.

Koepka opened with 4-under 67 and looked ready for a spirited title defense. It's all come to a disappointing end with 72-74. He exchanged a two-putt birdie with one bogey on his outward half to turn even, but played his final nine in 3-over with two pars, two birdies, and five bogeys. The 25-year-old split nine (of 14) fairways but mustered only 11 greens in regulation, including just four over his up-and-down final nine holes.
Feb 6 - 5:16 PM

Boo Weekley crafted a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a three-day aggregate of 9-under 204, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead with Bryce Molder, who shot 64. UPDATE: With play completed, Weekley is joint fourth, four back of 54-hole leader Danny Lee.

Weekley's 65 in a personal best at TPC Scottsdale in his 23rd career loop and catapulted him up 18 places on the live leaderboard to T3. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 17 greens in regulation, and at last check, was T2 in the field in that stat thru 54 holes (41/54). His seven conversions traveled between six and 19 feet and he closed birdie-birdie after opening birdie-birdie. The 42-year-old's lone retreat came at the par-4 eighth, the only green he didn't hit.
Feb 6 - 4:53 PM

Phil Mickelson smoothed a bogey-free 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a three-day total of 8-under 205, up 31 places on the live leaderboard to T6. UPDATE: With play completed on day three, Mickelson sits solo sixth, five adrift of 54-hole leader Danny Lee.

Mickelson was in the third threesome off No. 10 tee and began Moving Day T37 (2-under) after 69-71. He opened with five straight two-putt pars before breaking the ice from 15'8" at the par-5 15th and added a second circle from 10'11" for birdie-3 at 18 to turn 2-under. The three-time WMPO champ went back-to-back rolling in a 12-footer at the par-4 first before ringing-up par breakers at Nos. 3, 7 and 9, the latter two from 22'3" and 29'0", respectively. Mickelson striped 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 15 greens in regulation registering 1.667 putts per GIR.
Feb 6 - 4:34 PM

Scottsdale resident Bryce Molder fired a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 9-under 204, up 33 spots on the live leaderboard to T4 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Molder is in a two-way T4, four swings back of 54-hole leader Danny Lee.

Two-tee set-up for the third round (69 players) and Molder was in the first threesome off No. 10 with J.B. Holmes, who shot 68, and Seung-Yul Noh (81). He began Moving Day eight adrift on 2-under (T37) after opening in 67-73. The 37-year-old striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation and at last check, a 3.473 tally in strokes gained: putting. Molder circled eight birdies against a lone bogey at the par-3 seventh (failed sand save). That bogey-4 was sandwiched by four birdie-3s from between 15 and 23 feet, including a walk-off from 18'2" at the par-4 ninth. His 64 is low round of the tournament thus far and a personal best in 29 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale.
Feb 6 - 4:04 PM

Making his tournament debut, Kyle Reifers withdrew prior to the resumption of the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The 32-year-old had one hole left in his second frame when play was suspended on Friday evening for darkness. He did not return to mop-up on Saturday morning. Perhaps at 4-over (total) and the cut line at even, he didn't think he could make up four shots in just the one hole he had remaining. This is pure speculation as no official reason was given for his second mid-tournament WD in 102 career starts -- first one was at the 2008 Wachovia Championship in his adopted hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Reifers is not in the published field at next week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Feb 6 - 12:11 PM

Alex Cejka (neck) withdrew prior to the start of the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This is Cejka's 18th mid-tournament WD in 314 career starts, the last was at the 2015 PGA Championship after a first-round 4-over 76. He was high-up on the 36-hole leaderboard at TPC Scottsdale sitting T13 after 70-68, and it was also the first time he's made the cut here in his last six tries, so the departure has to be at least somewhat concerning. We'll find out in short order, as the 45-year-old is in the published field at next week's AT&T Pebble Beach.
Feb 6 - 11:47 AM

After three straight birdies on Nos. 3-5, FedExCup leader Kevin Kisner was 3-under total but played his last 13 holes in birdie-less 5-over and at 2-over 144, missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open by two strokes.

Course form (CUT/2015, T55/2012) won this week. Kisner's season form showed first- and second-round scoring averages both at 66.67, so those will suffer a bit after 71 and 73 (33-40) in Scottsdale. His 36-hole stats show T90 in greens in regulation and T94 in strokes gained: putting en route to six birdies (three in each round), against eight bogeys. Joining Kisner on the bench are: 143- Kevin Streelman ... 144- Justin Thomas ... 145- 2007 champ Aaron Baddeley; David Lingmerth; 2010 champ Hunter Mahan; Tony Finau; Jason Dufner ... 146- Graham DeLaet; Jamie Lovemark; Fabian Gomez; Smylie Kaufman ... 154- Jack Maguire (pro debut).
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