Sunday, May 27, 2018

Broadhurst's third-round

64 puts him in Michigan

mix at USA Senior PGA

Paul Broadhurst, winner of the 2016 Senior Open, will go in search of his second Senior Major championship as he heads into the final round of the KitchenAid US Senior PGA Championship just two strokes off the lead.
The 1991 Ryder Cup player, who has stormed on to the over-50s circuit with four victories on the Staysure Tour and two further wins on the US PGA Champions Tour, carded the joint-lowest third round in the championship’s history with a seven- under-par 64, moving to 11 under par at Harbor Shores Golf Club, Michigan
Starting his day with five birdies on his first six holes, and then adding another at the par four eighth hole, the 52-year-old Englishman recovered from a bogey on the 12th hole with two further gains to finish seven under par on the day.
Broadhurst sits in third place behind joint-leaders Tim Petrovic and Scott McCarron, who won his first Senior Major championship at the Constellation Senior Players in 2017. The American pair are both 13 under par after 54 holes.
Miguel Angel Jiménez, who won his maiden Senior Major at last week’s Regions Tradition, birdied four of his first five holes in Michigan, making the turn four under par. He made two further gains on the back nine to move to nine under par.
Colin Montgomerie, a two-time winner of the Senior PGA Championship, is joined by fellow staysure Tour members Jesper Parnevik and Chris Williams in ninth place on seven under par.
2002 Ryder Cup player Phillip Price carded a four under par round of 67 to move to 18th place alongside 1993 Ryder Cup player Barry Lane on six under par.
Player quotes
Paul Broadhurst: “Everything was going along nicely. But you're not going to keep that sort of momentum going for 18 holes and obviously the run slowed down a little bit in the middle.
“Poor bogey on 12. Bounce-back birdies at 14 and 15. Finished pretty solid over the last three. So really pleased.
“The more you're up there, the more you're in the last two or three matches the more comfortable you feel. Hopefully it will stand me in good stead. "What I can take from it? I guess that I came out victorious at Carnoustie. But there's some top players up there, obviously. Scott's been playing really recently, Miguel won last week.
"So I'm going to have to come out and shoot 4-, 5-under again on Sunday. I'll give it my best shot and see what happens.
“Normally you would say I'm happy chasing, but in Europe last year I led from start to finish in back-to-back tournaments that I played.
"I felt it a little bit when I hit the front, around the turn here. I said, wow, I'm leading one of the biggest tournaments in the world, so, yeah, you start to feel it a little bit, but you just have to play through it and just try torely on your swing, rely on your tempo and put some good swings on it”
Scott McCarron: “I certainly feel comfortable being in the hunt, being in the last groups. I've learned a lot over the last couple years playing with Bernhard Langer a lot. I've been fortunate enough to play with him in a lot of final groups and second to last groups and battled it out with him and watch him.
“The way he conducts himself around the golf course, doesn't let too many things bother him. So I learned a lot from him, just being really patient, so I don't really let that kind of big moment get to me too much, just kind of control your emotions going through the day, and that's the biggest key for me.”



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