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World No. 68 Emiliano Grillo pieced together a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 54-hole total of 10-under 200, T2 on the leaderboard and four short of playing competitor and leader Justin Rose, who shot 66. UPDATE: Grillo will play out of the penultimate twosome in R4 with TOUR rookie Corey Conners.

The Argentine is eyeing his second TOUR title in 73 events, joining the 2016 Frys.com Open in his first start as a member and 65 starts ago. At the Frys, he came from two back with 3-under 69 and won a 2-man playoff (Kevin Na). After opening this week in 64-67, the 25-year-old began in solo 2nd, one back of leader Rose. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing strokes off-the-tee and around-the-green, but gaining 1.747 on approach. The Bradenton, Florida, resident squared a lone bogey-5 at 15, slightly outpaced by back-to-back birdie-3s at 9 and 10, both from inside of 14 feet. He posted a pedestrian 1.846 putts per GIR and -1.287 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. Grillo missed three scoring tries from inside of nine feet.
May 26 - 6:51 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 11 Brooks Koepka crafted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational to reach 10-under 200, up one spot to T2, four short of 54-hole leader Justin Rose, who he'll be paired with in the final twosome on Sunday.

After kicking off with 70 and day-low 63, the FSU product began T3, three back of leader Rose. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 2.507 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.347 off-the-tee, No. 1 in SGOTT with a cumulative 4.122. The 28-year-old had one blemish, a double bogey-7 at 11, camouflaged by five birdies at 1, 8, 12, 14 and 18, two from between 16 and 35 feet. He posted 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.889 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. Koepka is chasing his third TOUR title in 93 events, first since the 2017 U.S. Open 13 starts ago, where he came from one back with 5-under 67 and won by four. Both of his wins (2015 Phoenix Open) have been in come-from-behind fashion.
May 26 - 6:26 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 5 Justin Rose tacked on a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 54-hole tally of 14-under 196, good for a four-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and Emiliano Grillo.

The 37-year-old is chasing his ninth TOUR title in 315 events, second this season in 10 starts, joining the WGC-HSBC back in October. At the WGC, he was T4 thru 54 holes and came from eight back with 5-under 67 and won by two over three players, including Koepka, who he'll be paired with in the final group tomorrow. After opening with 66-64, the Bahamas resident began with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Grillo and hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.987 strokes approaching and 1.880 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-4 at 16, outpaced by five birdies at 1-3, 6 and 11. The Englishman posted 1.692 putts per GIR and 0.582 SG: Putting with 28 total putts. This is his 13th 54-hole lead/co-lead, first since the 2017 Masters, and is previously 3-for-12 converting, one for his last five.
May 26 - 6:06 PM

World No. 4 Jon Rahm hung up a 6-under-par 30-34=64 on Moving Day at the Fort Worth Invitational, vaulting 30 places to T4 on 8-under 202, six adrift of 54-hole leader Justin Rose. UPDATE: Rahm will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4 with Louis Oosthuizen.

After opening his second appearance (T2/2017) in 68-70, the 23-year-old began T34 on 2-under, three short of the overnight top 10 and eight back of 36-hole leader Rose. He hit nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, losing 0.606 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.590 off-the-tee. The Arizona State alum squared a lone bogey-6 at 11, outflanked by seven birdies at 1, 2, 6-8, 10 and 17, five from between 11 and 26 feet. He recorded 1.600 putts per GIR and 3.317 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

World No. 291 Derek Fathauer enjoyed a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational to post 7-under 203, up 14 places to T9 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old snapped a slump of seven straight missed cuts with T16 last week at the Byron Nelson. This is his fourth appearance with three prior cashes, including a best of T48 last year, where he was a first-round co-leader (65-74-77-67). The Louisville alum opened with bogey-free 67 before an up-and-down 70, and is the only player this week with multiple bogey-free rounds. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, circling four birdies at 5 and a hat-trick at 8-10, two from between 20 and 26 feet, adding a hole-out birdie-3 at 10 from a greenside bunker from 29'6" away. The Floridian posted 1.813 putts per GIR and 0.865 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
May 26 - 5:37 PM

After opening with 72-67, World No. 26 Brian Harman smoothed a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 54-hole total of 7-under 203, up 33 spots to T9 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old is the TOUR-leader in top-10 finishes with seven in 15 starts. He checked in bit off the rails with a 74th at Wells Fargo (as defender) and a missed cut at THE PLAYERS. Two of the Georgia's alum last three rounds were in the 80s, but he's back at Colonial CC where he's posted four straight top-30 finishes, including T10 in 2015 and a back-door T7 last year with a closing 65. Harman smothered two bogeys with eight birdies on nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, currently No. 1 in total birdies with 18. His split included five conversions from between 12 and 25 feet, posting 1.429 putts per GIR, currently No. 1 in the latter thru 54 holes at 1.556.
May 26 - 5:15 PM

World No. 36 Louis Oosthuizen tossed up a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a three-day total of 8-under 202, up 30 places to T4 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With R3 completed, Oosthuizen is T4, six back of leader Justin Rose, and will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4 with Jon Rahm.

After opening with 67-71, the South African improves to 4-for-5 at Colonial CC with one prior top 25, a T19 on debut in 2012 (71-67-68-73). This is his best tour of the par-70 layout by three shots and ties a season low shot in R1 at the WGC-Mexico. The 35-year-old, who arrived off back-to-back missed cuts after a solo 3rd at Zurich teamed with Charl Schwartzel, carded seven birdies against one bogey on 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. Six of his par breakers dropped from inside of four feet, including two near hole-outs at 8 and 15, tapping those in from 2 inches and 5 inches, respectively. He posted 1.462 putts per GIR and 0.894 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
May 26 - 5:00 PM

World No. 173 Ryan Armour finished birdie-birdie en route to a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational to post 8-under 202, up 11 spots to T4 with play still in progress.

This is the Ohio State alum's second appearance after a T64 in 2007. After opening with twin 68s, he found seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation on Day 3, losing 1.901 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.117 around-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 4.726. The 42-year-old, who won his first TOUR title at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms back in October, outpaced a lone bogey-5 at 10 with five birdies, highlighted by a hole-out 3 at 7 from 99 yards away and a 17-footer from the fringe at 9. He recorded 1.778 putts per GIR and 0.235 SG: Putting with just 23 total putts, currently T1 for the day in the latter.
May 26 - 4:45 PM

World No. 83 Ted Potter, Jr. twirled a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-30=63 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 54-hole total of 7-under 203, up 42 places to T9 and tying the low round of the day with Corey Conners.

This is the Floridian's second FWI after T18 in 2013 (70-66-68-69). His 63 is one shy of his season- and career-low 62 shot on Moving Day at Pebble Beach nine starts ago en route to his second TOUR title. The 34-year-old was actually 11-under thru 16 holes at MPCC in R3 and finished bogey-bogey. Today, he found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.418 strokes approaching and 4.377 tee-to-green. The two time Web.com Tour grad, currently No. 1 for the week in scrambling, racked up seven birdies, including five in a six-hole stretch between 9 and 14. He recorded 1.500 putts per GIR and 0.924 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
May 26 - 4:25 PM

Playing this season on conditional status, World No. 343 J.T. Poston styled a season-low, bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational to post 8-under 202, up 19 spots to T4 with play still in progress.

This is the 24-year-old's second appearance after T41 last year, where he was a first-round co-leader after 65, chasing with 76-70-71. After opening in 69-68, he's now 9-for-13 on the season and after today's five-birdie effort, has now posted eight straight rounds in the 60s. The North Carolina native hit striped 12 (of 14) fairways and pelted 17 greens in regulation, currently T1 for the day in GIR. His split included an 18-footer for birdie-2 at 4 and a 62-footer for birdie-2 at 8. The Georgia resident posted 1.706 putts per GIR and 0.314 SG: Putting, missing three scoring tries from inside of 8 feet, and totaled 30 putts.
May 26 - 4:04 PM

Making his tournament debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 440 Corey Conners fired a 7-under-par 34-29=63 in the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational to reach 8-under 202, up 38 places on the live leaderboard to T4 and tying the low round of the day thus far with Ted Potter, Jr. UPDATE: With R3 completed, Conners is T4, six back of leader Justin Rose, and will play out of the penultimate twosome on Sunday.

This is the Canadian's career-low score in 88 rounds, previously 64 in R1 at the Corales seven starts ago, though that was an 8-under version. He's posted progressively better laps of 71-68 and today's eight-birdie one-bogey showing, culminated by five birdies in his last six holes. On nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, the 26-year-old was birdie-less 1-over thru six holes, squaring bogey-4 at 4 and saving par from 17'11" at 5, but awoke with back-to-back birdies at 7 and 8 to get things going. His split featured three conversions from between 11 and 34 feet, adding a 19-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 14. Conners posted 1.462 putts per GIR and 3.057 SG: Putting with 24 total putts.
May 26 - 3:41 PM

Rory McIlroy withstood a terrible start to shoot a third round 1-under-par 37-34=71, earning him a share of the 54-hole lead on 13-under 203 with Francesco Molinari in the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England.

The Northern Irishman and the Italian will head into the final round four swings clear of Ross Fisher, Branden Grace and Alex Noren. It's not quite head-to-head, but it's not far off and if the wind blows as it did early in the third lap McIlroy might have reason to fear being spooked because he was never comfortable over the first six holes. He made bogey-5 at the third, missing a tiny putt, failed to birdie the par-5 fourth, and then found trees and hit a shank (and a spectator) in making a double bogey-6 at the sixth. All credit to him, therefore, for what followed. He birdied the seventh and the 12th to make some recompense. Molinari had sped clear so McIlroy needed to act and did, circling 16 and 17. But on 18 he hit another spectator, drawing blood, and could only make par. He retains a strong chance of claiming a second BMW PGA Championship title.
May 26 - 1:03 PM

Ross Fisher torched the West Course at Wentworth with a third round 33-35=68 to total 9-under 207, good for T3 heading into the final day of the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England.

The Englishman finished his round early in the day and made a move of over 15 spots on the leaderboard as the players at the top of the scoring struggled in the hot but blustery conditions. Fisher, a local, was less inconvenienced, although he had to negotiate a few difficulties. He ticked the first, fourth and tenth holes before a double bogey-6 at the 11th threatened his chances. Birdie at 12 atoned somewhat before he gave another shot away at the 16th. But a birdie-eagle finish on the par-5 closing holes transformed his hopes. He is a three-time top ten finished on the course, with a best of T2 in 2009 and he was T9 last year. He'll start the final round four shots behind leaders Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy.
May 26 - 12:36 PM

Branden Grace eased into contention at the BMW PGA Championship on Wentworth's West Course with a third round 3-under-par 35-34=69 which left him T3 on 9-under 207, four swings behind the leaders Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari.

The South African ground his way to the turn, making two birdies and two bogeys in the blustery wind, but then gave himself an outside chance of victory on Sunday with a bold back nine. He made an eagle-3 at the 531-yard par-5 12th and added birdie at the 16th, but will rue his inability to make birdie at either of the closing par-5s (17 and 18). It was his third 69 of the week; he has never gone sub-70 so many times in one week at Wentworth. He was T4 after 54 holes in 2012 and finished T5, last year he was T2 with 18 holes to play and recorded T9, what will this Sunday hole?
May 26 - 12:35 PM

Defending champion Alex Noren labored to a third round 2-under-par 35-35=70 to hit the 54-hole mark of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England T3 on 9-under 207, four shots back of leaders Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari.

For 11 holes the Swede was resilient in the wind, making bogey at the third, birdie at the fourth and nine pars. Then he dipped, swerved and carooned towards the clubhouse. He made three birdies on the bounce at 12, 13 and 14, bogey followed at the 15th, double bogey at the 16th, and then he closed with a pair of birdies. In theory his chances of winning are much better than last year. He's T3 rather than T21 and he's got the same man to chase - Molinari. Another possibility is that he ticks off a fourth Wentworth top ten and also fourth top ten of 2018.
May 26 - 12:34 PM



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