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Here is what you missed from Spherical three of the Valspar Championship

The main rating didn’t change a lot by means of two rounds of the Valspar Championship, however on Saturday — sometimes often called the Tour’s “Shifting Day” — pink numbers began to pile up, as Paul Casey took the solo lead by one shot over Dustin Johnson.

Right here’s all the pieces you missed from Spherical three on the Innisbrook Golf Resort’s Copperhead Course.

Paul Casey saved his foot on the gasoline

Defending champ Paul Casey moved right into a share of the lead on Friday with second spherical of 66. On Saturday, he doubled down, firing one other strong spherical of 68 — sufficient to keep up his place on the high of the leaderboard, even whether it is by just one shot. Casey is 9 underneath par total.

One factor’s for positive: He’s rolling the rock very effectively.

Stroll it in, @Paul_Casey.

He’s main by three @ValsparChamp.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/xkVEaU2CrJ

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 23, 2019

Casey is looking for his third profession Tour victory on Sunday. Sadly, statistically talking, the chances are in opposition to him only a bit. Over the course of the 5 54-hole leads he’s held in his profession, he’s solely taken house the trophy as soon as: the 2009 Houston Open. We’ll see if that may change tomorrow.

Dustin Johnson is just one shot again

Dustin Johnson made 5 birdies and a bogey en path to a spherical of 4 underneath par on Saturday — his finest rating of the week.

To high it off, he stuffed a shot from the green bunker on No. 18 and drained the birdie to get himself into the ultimate group with Casey on Sunday. Spectacular stuff.

Sensational.

A powerful closing birdie for @DJohnsonPGA.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/60zcHFwJdu

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 23, 2019

The World No. 1 is looking for profession win No. 21 tomorrow.

A great deal of expertise is lurking

Following Casey and Johnson’s ultimate pairing tomorrow, there are many guys with some critical cred who might contend down the stretch.

Luke Donald, a former champion, had a quiet 70 at present, however remains to be solely three pictures again. Louis Oosthuizen made seven birdies en path to a 66 and is 4 pictures again, and the ageless Jim Furyk has but to shoot a spherical over par this week. He’s additionally solely 4 pictures again.

That’s one approach to seize maintain of the lead. 👏

Louis Oosthuizen along with his seventh birdie of the day.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/jLO3Mlrwe6

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 23, 2019

Can anybody shoot 65?

Via three rounds, 66 has been the magic quantity relating to the low spherical of the day honors. Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka shared the lead on Thursday after firing opening rounds of 66. Paul Casey matched the quantity on Friday, and Jason Kokrak shot 66 on Saturday to launch himself into solo third.

With the gamers so tightly packed on the leaderboard, a well-timed 65 tomorrow might actually shake issues up. There are presently 13 gamers inside 5 pictures of Casey’s lead. Extra meals for thought: Solely three of the final 11 54-hole leaders have managed to transform on Sunday afternoon. Briefly: There are many guys who’ve an opportunity tomorrow.

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