Sat, 28 Mar 2020

McIlroy, Scott, Kuchar share Genesis lead after Day 3

Field Level Media
16 Feb 2020, 10:40 GMT+10

Adam Scott notched a 4-under 67 on Saturday and shares the lead with Rory McIlory and Matt Kuchar at 10-under 203 after three rounds of the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Russell Henley and Harold Varner III are one shot behind the trio. Joel Dahmen and Dustin Johnson are two shots off the pace after three trips around Riviera Country Club.

Tiger Woods struggled to a 5-over 76 and is tied for 63rd place at 5-over 218.

Scott had six birdies and two bogeys while grabbing a share of the lead. The Australian native's bogeys were on Nos. 2 and 5, and he had three birdies on both the front and back nine.

McIlroy of Northern Ireland recorded four birdies against one bogey while carding a 68. The World No. 1 had three birdies on the front nine. His bogey was on the 14th hole.

Kuchar, who began the day in sole possession of first, made four birdies and three bogeys while shooting 70. His bogeys occurred in a four-hole stretch at Nos. 13, 15 and 16.

Henley eagled the par-5 No. 11 and also had three birdies and two bogeys while shooting 68. Varner shot 69 in a round that included six birdies and four bogeys.

Dahmen shot 66 and had six birdies and one bogey. Johnson eagled the par-5 No. 17 and added six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey on the par-4 No. 8.

Woods had a rough day that included five bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-4 No. 13 as he fell an astounding 15 shots behind the leaders. He also had two birdies.

Most frustrating to Woods was his performance on No. 13, when he needed four putts to complete the hole.

"That was a lot of shots. I hit the ball quite a few times, especially on the greens, and it was a long day," Woods told reporters after the round. "I didn't putt well today at all. I didn't have a feel for it, I didn't see my lines, I couldn't feel my pace and I was just off."

Talor Gooch (64 on Saturday), Max Homa (65) and South Korea's Sung Kang (70) are tied for eighth at 7-under 206.

Bryson DeChambeau (69) and Spain's Jon Rahm (69) are among six golfers knotted in 11th place at 6 under.

Brooks Koepka, who fell to No. 2 in the World Golf Rankings when McIlroy moved up, is tied for 28th place at 3 under after shooting 68 on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

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