Valspar Championship: Paul Casey outlasts a hot Dustin Johnson in Round 3 | Golf

Paul Casey maintained management of the leaderboard regardless of a scorching Dustin Johnson and Jason Kokrak.

In Spherical Three of the Valspar Championship, the 2018 winner shot 3-under 68 to stay on the prime spot. Casey carded 5 birdies, together with a last one on the par-5 14th gap that helped solidify his place in first place at 9 beneath. 

Johnson almost caught as much as Casey after his near-perfect spherical.

The present world No. 1 had three birdies in 4 holes on the entrance 9 however carded a bogey on the par-Four ninth gap earlier than making the flip. Johnson completed with two extra birdies as he made his method via the again 9 at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa resort in Florida, however could not sink one other and sits in second place one shot behind Casey.

He nonetheless ended the day together with his finest spherical of the event, 4-under 67, after some very spectacular photographs.

Kokrak can be in competition after a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th gap moved him as much as third place (7 beneath). 

The early feat moved Kokrak, who has but to win on tour, right into a tie for the lead with only a few holes remaining. However a bogey on the entrance 9 and simply 4 whole birdies weren’t sufficient to finest Casey or Johnson. 

Each Luke Donald and Scott Stallings dropped right into a tie for fourth place (6 beneath) whereas plenty of golfers moved into the highest 10. 

Jim Furyk​, Nick Taylor​ and Louis Oosthuizen all climbed up the leaderboard to affix Curtis Luck​ in a tie for sixth place (5 beneath). 

There is a sizable tie for 14th place (Three beneath) that features Bubba Watson and simply two golfers vying for a prime spot in 12th place (Four beneath), Brian Stuard and Matt Jones.

The ultimate spherical will start at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

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