Matsuyama Has 1-Stroke, 3rd-Round Lead at Zozo Championship

.CHIBA, Japan– Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama hung on to a one-stroke lead at the PGA Trip’s Zozo Champion on Saturday after a 2-under 68 that included a bogey on his last hole to make things fascinating heading into the last round.Matsuyama routed by a stroke after the preliminary, led by one after the 2nd, and had a 54- hole overall of 10- under 200 on the par-70, 7,041- backyard Narashino Country Club course.Cameron Tringale, who likewise shot 68, routed by 3 strokes going to the last hole Saturday however his birdie and Matsuyama’s bogey decreased the result in simply one.Sebastian Munoz (68), Brendan Steele (70), and Matt Wallace (70) were connected for 3rd, 4 strokes behind Matsuyama.British Open champ Collin Morikawa, who shot 67 with a chip-in eagle on 18 and was 6 strokes behind, stated he included a brand-new shot to his collection on the par-5 6th hole. It’s not one that he desires to repeat.Viewers view a tee shot on the very first half throughout the 3rd round of the Zozo Championship golf competition at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, Japan on Oct. 23,2021 (Tomohiro Ohsumi/AP Photo).” I did something in my profession that I have not done yet, was shank a shot,” Morikawa stated. “Yeah, shanked a pitching wedge directly in the trees.”.” It was type of a grind. I actually had no idea where the ball was going to go, I was sort of simply attempting to make contact and fortunately the putter was working today. Undoubtedly truly great to complete on a couple fortunate breaks with the tee shot left winding up in the fairway, striking a bad 2nd shot and after that cracking in certainly to end the day.”.Morikawa stated it might be an intriguing last round.” We never ever understand. Certainly, I’m going to need to go make birdies tomorrow, Hideki’s clearly not going to make a lot of bogeys, however we’ll see where the day ends,” Morikawa stated. “We constantly seem like we’re constantly within striking range and simply got to leave to a great start.”.Tokyo Olympic gold medal winner Xander Schauffele shot 68 and was at 2 over, 12 strokes behind, as was Rickie Fowler after a 71 Saturday.The PGA Tour’s only stop on the Asia swing has actually drawn in just 3 of the top 20 worldwide rankings.Follow. Read More