Sports Henley takes 3-shot lead, Schauffele slips in 3rd round of CJ Cup

05:25  18 october  2020
05:25  18 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Russell Henley with 67 soars to 3-shot lead at Shadow Creek

  Russell Henley with 67 soars to 3-shot lead at Shadow Creek LAS VEGAS — Russell Henley left everyone in his wake with three straight birdies to start the back nine, pivotal in turning a four-shot deficit into a three-shot lead by the end of the day in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. He is going for his fourth PGA Tour victory. He has never had a lead this large with 18 holes to play. And what Saturday made him realize was how quickly it can turn around at Shadow Creek — for him and the four players immediately behind him. “I’ve got to just keep my head down and play a good round for me,” Henley said after a 5-under 67. “There's so much golf to be played. This is just a break we're taking, and I'm just going to try to keep doing it.

Tyrrell Hatton holds a one-stroke lead following the opening round of The CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and The PGA Tour tournament is taking place in Las Vegas after being moved from South Korea because of travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus

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Russell Henley sits atop the leaderboard at the CJ Cup through three rounds of play.

The leader shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday, improving to 15-under for the tournament and taking a three-shot lead into Sunday.

Despite Henley's solid play, he knows it won't be easy to capture his fourth career PGA Tour victory.

"Anybody can come at me," he told The Associated Press' Doug Ferguson. "You can go low out here. The greens are great and it's gettable, but you've got to play well to do that. You've got to do everything well. I've got to just keep my head down and play a good round for me."

Jason Kokrak wins CJ Cup to get PGA Tour title in 233rd try

  Jason Kokrak wins CJ Cup to get PGA Tour title in 233rd try LAS VEGAS — In his 10th season, in his 233rd tournament, Jason Kokrak can finally call himself a PGA Tour winner. Kokrak earned every bit of it Sunday in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. He matched the best round of the tournament with an 8-under 64 to overcome a three-shot deficit at the start and win a duel on the back nine with Xander Schauffele. “Couldn't be happier," said Kokrak. The timing couldn't be better. The CJ Cup moved from South Korea this year to Shadow Creek because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kokrak is an ambassador for MGM Resorts, which owns the prestigious Tom Fazio design. “It feels like home,” Kokrak said.

Xander Schauffele beat Tony Finau in a play-off to win his first European Tour title at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Finau entered Sunday at Sheshan Finau entered Sunday at Sheshan International Golf Club with a three - shot lead but Schauffele carded the lowest round of the day with a 68 to reel him

Russell Henley had made the cut in each of his last eight starts. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images). PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Things were looking good after Russell Henley shot what appeared to be a 2-under 69 in the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Xander Schauffele, who led the event after Round 2, fired a 2-over 74 in the third round and slid to 12-under overall. As a result, he fell into a four-way tie for second place with Lanto Griffin, Talor Gooch, and Jason Kokrak.

Jason Day moved to 10-under for the tournament and matched Griffin's 6-under Saturday. Day tied Griffin for the second-best score of the round along with Rory McIlroy and Ryan Palmer, while Bubba Watson's 7-under par was Saturday's best mark.

McIroy sits at 8-under overall, as does Watson. Palmer is at 6-under through three rounds.

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