Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ian Poulter four off the pace at Jeju Island, South Korea

                                                            
2018 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES
(3rd of 46 events in the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season)
Jeju Island, South Korea                                                            October 18-21, 2018                                                 Purse: $9,500,000
The Club at Nine Bridges                                                                                                                                                   Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,196
Third-Round Notes – Saturday, October 20, 2018
Weather: Mostly sunny and a high of 58F (14C). Wind ENE 6-12 mph (10-18 km/h)
Third-Round Leaderboard
Brooks Koepka                         71-65-67—203 (-13)
Ian Poulter                                 70-69-68—207 (-9)
Scott Piercy                               70-65-72—207 (-9)
Six players tied at 208 (-8)  
Five Things to Know
·       Brooks Koepka, the 2018 US PGA Tour Player of the Year, holds a four-shot lead after 54 holes in his first start of the 2018-19 PGA Tour Season. The World No. 3 has secured the largest 54-hole lead of his career after carding a 5-under 67 in the third round.  
·       Koepka will move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings with a win at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES on Sunday.
 Koepka would also take over No. 1 with a solo runner-up as long as Justin Thomas doesn’t win. Koepka entered the week ranked No. 3 and has never been ranked higher than No. 2 in the world.
·       Scott Piercy, the 36-hole solo leader, fell into T2, four shots back of Koepka, after a third-round even-par 72.
·       Defending champion Justin Thomas made eagle at the last for an even-par 72 after making a quadruple bogey on the par-4 14th hole during the third round. The 2017 FedExCup champion sits at 1-under 215, 12 shots back of Koepka’s lead entering the final round.

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