MARANA, Ariz. — Marc LeishmanOpening with an eagle, he held it together during his round to score a 5-under 65 on Saturday, giving him two shots more than the competition. Sergio GarciaThe third and final round at LIV Golf Tucson.
Leishman admitted that he had fallen in a bad habit of letting a rough stretch ruin a round. The Australian made one more birdie at the Gallery Golf Club in high desert. He did so on the par-5 17th, bringing his total to 11-under.
Leishman was 4 under for his eight-hole round. “But it didn’t get away from me.
Garcia, whose last win was in Mississippi two years ago, shot a 65 that could have been slightly higher if he hadn’t missed a 2-foot par putt at the 16th hole. At least he was able to make birdie on his final hole at No. 17.
The Fireballs’ team, Garcia, held a one-shot advantage in the team competition.
“We are right there. Garcia said, “We need another good morning tomorrow.”
Louis OosthuizenThe South African was part of a four-player team at 8-under134, although none of the other players had quite the tease at end of round as the South African.
Oosthuizen was finishing on the par-4 18, and his approach landed a few yards short of the flag. He struck the pin, rolling back from a false front into fairway. His pitch for birdie was directed for the pin, and spun in-and-out of the cup.
He covered his face and turned away. He scored a 68.
“It pitched exactly where it was supposed to, it hit the pin and got off the green. Same with the chip. Oosthuizen stated, “I thought I was going to chip it in.” “I’m standing there looking at the putt and thinking, ‘You better make it or it’s going be a terrible ending.’
He was joined by 134 Charles Howell III (65), Brendan Steele(65) Cameron Tringale(66), who has never won on PGA Tour before signing up to LIV Golf last year.
Howell won last month’s Mayakoba LIV Golf event.
Phil MickelsonHe had a bogey-free round and made four birdies in the eight-hole stretch that lead to a 67. He was tied for 10th and six shots behind the leader. His team, which also included Steele was one shot behind Garcia’s team.