A great first for Harold Varner III. In the lead at the end of the first round and runner-up on Saturday evening, the 32-year-old managed to recover the leader’s chair this Sunday to win his first victory over the LIV (-12 total) This success was won at the end of a great battle. Thus, the American had to work until the end and return a birdie at 18 (5 in all for 1 bogey) to ensure his triumph.
Grace gave it her all
Indeed, behind him, Branden Grace tried everything to get back up. The South African even equalized for a few minutes by recording the sixth birdie of his day on his last hole. However, HV3 proved to be solid and responded to him in stride. The native of Pretoria will console himself with this second place (-11 total) acquired thanks to his last score of 66 (no error), the best of the third round.
Pereira could not fight
Leader at the end of the second round, Mito Pereira was less lively this Sunday. Weighed down by two bogeys conceded on his first two holes, the Chilean did not manage to interfere in the fight for the final victory. With a card of 71 (1 eagle, 2 birdies, 1 other bogey), he still climbs on the third step of the podium (-10). At -8, Sebastian Muñoz and Henrik Stenson share 4th position. The 6th row (-7) is occupied by a trio formed by Kevin Na, Andy Ogletree and Louis Oosthuizen.
Koepka at the gates of the top 10
The top 10 is completed by another trio in 9th position (-6 total). We find Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Tringale and Cameron Smith. If he thought he could play for the win after his eagle on hole number 3, the Australian then fell into line with 3 bogeys (and 1 birdie). For his part, Brooks Koepka continued his rise in the rankings. His ultimate score of 70 (5 birdies, 3 bogeys) allows him to climb to 12th place (-5 total).
Dustin Johnson had a complicated day. The winner of the previous stage in Tulsa finished his tournament in 23rd place (-2 total) with a final record of 73 (5 birdies, 4 bogeys, 1 double bogey). Finally, Phil Mickelson did not leave the bottom of the leaderboard (44th, +9 total), making a new card above par (76, 4 birdies, 8 bogeys). At the team level, Torque GC won for the second time in 2023 (-27) ahead of Stinger GC (-24) and RangeGoats GC (-19).