Golf: Bermuda Championship Round Three

November 3, 2019

[Written by Don Burgess]

Harry Higgs shot a six-under, 65 to take control of the Bermuda Championship heading into the final round. The American is now 17 under and leads compatriot Brendon Todd by two strokes.

Moving up to a joint tie for third at -14, are Bo Hoag and Brian Gay. First-round leader Scottie Scheffler, who set a new Port Royal Golf Course record on Thursday by torching the course with a nine-under 62, has fallen to fifth, four strokes behind Higgs.

Bermuda Championship Round 3 Highlights

This is uncharted territory for Higgs as he has never before led a PGA Tour event after three rounds. Higgs birdied his final hole of the day to extend his lead to two strokes. He has mostly been playing mistake-free golf and didn’t bogey a hole in this tournament until he got to the 14th hole on the third day.

It was his strong play on the par-3 holes that set him apart as he birdied three of the four of them, including the legendary 16th, which has proven to be one of the toughest for the Bermuda Open.

Todd’s highlight of the day was a pitch-in birdie at the par-4 12th, one of five birdies for him on Saturday. He hasn’t finished in the top-10 since 2015.

Hoag is a PGA Tour rookie and came out firing with birdies on five of his seven holes. Gay had six birdies in the third round and managed to stay bogey-free to force his way into contention. Others who avoided bogeys in the third round included Hoag, DJ Trahan, and Lanto Griffin.

Saturday’s easiest hole again proved to be the par-5 7th. The field averaged a birdie on it. The toughest? The par-4 14th where the pros averaged 4.5.

The final round is today.

The full Bermuda Championship Round 3 Leaders Statistical Summary follows below [PDF here]

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