Third Round Recap

Si Woo Kim holds a four-stroke lead heading into the championship round of the 2016 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Kim is at -18, while Rafa Cabrera Bella trails him at -14 for the tournament. Three players are five strokes back at -13; Luke Donald, Kevin Na and Jim Furyk.

Kim, -18 (192), followed up his tournament record 60 yesterday with a 64 today. He posted seven birdies and a bogey to hold the lead going into the final round. He has now posted 20 birdies thru three rounds, tied for the tournament lead with D.A. Points.

Kim is looking for his first PGA TOUR win. He finished 2nd at the Barbasol Championship earlier this year. As an amateur, he won the Korean Junior Championship four years in a row. He is mentored by K.J. Choi, who won the Wyndham Championship in 2005.

Cabrera Bello, -14 (196), carded a 65. He recorded seven birdies and a double bogey. Cabrera Bello has four international victories, most recently in 2012 at the Dubai Desert Classic. He is looking for his first PGA Tour win.

Donald, -13 (197), shot a bogey-free six-under 64 with six birdies. He is a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, but has not won since 2012. He is competing for the fifth time at the Wyndham, with his best finish T26 last year.

Furyk, -13 (197), shot a third round 67. He parred the first eight holes before a birdie on #18 started his scoring. His last five holes went birdie, eagle, birdie, bogey, bogey. His last win was at the 2015 RBC Heritage. He holds the PGA TOUR record for low round with a 58, shot during the final round of Travelers Championship on August 7th.

Na, -13 (197), shot a 67. He posted six birdies, including five straight from #6-#10, a bogey and a double bogey on #18. He is looking for his second career PGA TOUR win, the first being the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Four players are tied at -12 (198), including Graeme McDowell, who shot a six-under 64 and birdied his last four holes. He had eight birdies and two bogeys for the day. The 2010 U.S. Open champion, he won earlier this season at OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He is playing the Wyndham for the first time.

D.A. Points, -11 (199), made an early run up the leaderboard, with birdies on six of his first nine holes. He finished with a 63 including nine birdies and two bogeys. He has two PGA TOUR wins, the last in 2013.

Scott Langley, -11 (199), shot the low round of the day with a 62 on the strength of an eagle and seven birdies with one bogey. He is looking for his first career victory.


Since 1976, 26 third round leaders went on to win the Wyndham Championship. 13 of the last 17 Wyndham Championship winners have led after the third round. However, Davis Love III was four strokes back after the third round last year and Camilo Villegas was two strokes back in 2014.

The biggest come from behind win was 7 strokes back. It was accomplished three times; Steve Elkington 1990, Mark Brooks 1991, and Jim Gallagher Jr 1995.

Eight players have won the Wyndham Championship in their first appearance. Most recently, Brandt Snedeker in 2007 won the event in his first try. Others accomplishing the feat were Bud Allin-1971, Seve Ballesteros-1978, Art Doering-1951, Bob Goalby-1958, Stan Leonard-1957, Frank Nobilo-1997 and Sam Snead-1938.

The Wyndham Championship victor has also been a PGA TOUR first-time winner in five of the last nine years.

Shawn Stefani and Peter Malnati recorded holes-in-one on #16 today from 156 yards. Stefani used a 9-iron and Malnati hit an 8-iron. They are the second and third holes-in-one of the tournament this year. Luke Donald notched a hole-in-one on #16 from 163 yards with a nine-iron in the first round.

The holes-in-one were the 23rd and 24th in Wyndham Championship history, and the sixth in the last three years. This is the first time in Wyndham history (since aces were recorded by the PGA TOUR in 1983) that three holes-in-one have taken place in the same tournament. It was Malnati’s first hole-in-one and Stefani’s third hole-in-one on the PGA TOUR.

The tournament record for most birdies is 28, set by Jeff Maggert in 2007. Si Woo Kim and D.A. Points have carded 20 through three rounds.

Wake Forest University product Bill Haas is -11 (199) for the tournament. He leads the field with only one bogey or worse. He has ten birdies and an eagle to go with 42 pars and the lone bogey shot in the first round.

Tim Wilkinson, -10 (200), played solo today after his playing partner Spencer Levin withdrew for personal reasons. He carded a 64 with seven birdies and one bogey, including birdies on #13 through #16.

Furyk and Lucas Glover are trying to be the second player to complete the North Carolina Career Slam. Furyk won the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. in 2006 and Glover in 2011. Joey Sindelar won the Wyndham Championship in 1985 and the Wells Fargo Championship in 2004.

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