PGA Tour: Sebastian Munoz two ahead at AT&T Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth chases Texas title | golf news

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Spieth shot behind Muñoz and Thomas three from the lead after a bogeyless 64, while England’s David Skinn dropped out of contention with a 74 in the third round; Watch live Sunday from 6pm on Sky Sports Golf

Last update: 05/14/22 23:37

Jordan Spieth is one shot off the lead heading into the final round of AT&T Byron Nelson

Jordan Spieth is one shot off the lead heading into the final round of AT&T Byron Nelson

Sebastian Munoz takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, with Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in contention after another low-scoring day in Texas.

Munoz mixed an eagle and five birdies with a lone bogey to post a 6-under 66 at TPC Craig Ranch and move to 21-under, a shot above Spieth, keeping the Colombian on pole position to contend for his first victory in the PGA Tour since 2019. .

Chilean Joaquin Niemann is two shots back in third after 65 seconds in a row, while a day-round 61 from James Hahn moved him to fourth and 18-under alongside Thomas.

“I’m very happy, I’ve been very patient this year,” Spieth said. “I felt like my game had been in a better place than it was last year and I didn’t really have anything to show for it other than a second on Pebble. I feel some momentum, but I feel like I still have some parts.” of my game that really needs to sharpen up a bit.

Heading into the weekend tied for the lead, Munoz followed up a 40-foot birdie on the second with an eagle in the hole from a greenside bunker on the manageable sixth hole to jump ahead of a congested leaderboard.

Muñoz has not won since the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

Munoz took advantage of the par-five ninth for the first of consecutive birdies and added more gains on 12 and 14, though he saw his lead cut to just one shot when he bogeyed on 16 and failed to convert a nine. -Foot birdie opportunity on the last par five.

Spieth hit a long-range birdie on the third and moved up the leaderboard with five birdies in a six-hole stretch from the fifth, with two-putt birdies on the 12th and 14th that took him to 20-under with four holes to play.

Spieth won the RBC Heritage in Texas earlier this month

Spieth won the RBC Heritage in Texas earlier this month

The three-time Grand Slam champion, who will have a chance to complete his career Grand Slam at the PGA Championship next week, missed a par-saving seven-footer on the short 15 but made a birdie on the latter to secure a place in the final group. Sunday.

Hahn made his charge with five birdies from six holes from the fourth and played a four-hole stretch at five-under from 12, briefly raising hopes of a possible ’59 round’, though he had to settle for an 11-under 61 afterwards. . a final hole win.

Hahn narrowly missed out on matching the course record

Hahn narrowly missed out on matching the course record

Thomas remains in the hunt for a first win since the players hit a bogey-free 65, while Charl Schwartzel is tied for sixth at 17-under alongside KH Lee and Ryan Palmer.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is in the group tied for ninth and Ireland’s Seamus Power is tied for 18th after 69, three under, while England’s overnight co-leader David Skinns came out out of the top 20 after two over 74.

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