PGA Tour: Patrick Rodgers and Ben Martin share the lead and advance to the finals of the RSM Classic in Georgia | Golf News

Rodgers birdied four consecutive holes on holes 13 through 16 to emphasize his strong round; Martin had a chance to be the lone leader, but his only bogey of the day came on the par-4 18; Follow the final round live on Sky Sports Mix on Sunday from 6 p.m

Last updated: 11/20/22 8:01 am

Highlights of Round 3 of the RSM Classic from Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, USA

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Highlights of Round 3 of the RSM Classic from Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, USA

Highlights of Round 3 of the RSM Classic from Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, USA

Patrick Rodgers carded a six-under 64 and Ben Martin a five-under 65 on Saturday to see them share the lead after three rounds of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic.

The duo are 14-under, a shot ahead of Canada’s Sahith Theegala, Andrew Putnam and Adam Svensson, who head into the finals at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia.

Svensson’s 62 was the day’s worst score while Theegala had 68 and Putnam’s 69. Seven golfers are at 12 under in sixth place, two shots off the lead. Brian Harman’s 64 was the group’s best result.

Taylor Montgomery and Canada’s Taylor Pendrith shot 65, while the others sitting under in this 12-under cluster are Alex Smalley (67), Kevin Streelman (68), Beau Hossler (69) and Harry Higgs (70).

Rodgers had seven birdies and a bogey on Saturday and is aiming for a first career win on the PGA Tour on Sunday. On holes 13 to 16 he sank four birdies in a row to emphasize his strong round.

Patrick Rodgers is tied for the lead in the finals of the RSM Classic

Patrick Rodgers is tied for the lead in the finals of the RSM Classic

“I was lucky enough to get a nice run there on the back nine and today it’s all about positioning and tomorrow I have a chance right there which is a really fun opportunity,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers, in his 226th tournament, has been runners-up three times, including at that tournament in 2018 when he lost to Charles Howell III at the second playoff hole.

“About a year ago I was just fighting to get my card back,” Rodgers said. “It was a humbling experience but I felt like I put together a beautiful (tournament) here a year ago and I felt a lot better about who I am as a PGA Tour player.

“I feel incredibly settled. I honestly feel a bit of a veteran out here at this point…I’ll try to base that on tomorrow. I look forward to the opportunity.”

Martin had a chance to be the lone leader, but his only bogey of the day came on the par 4, 18th when he missed a short par putt. He had six birdies on his round.

“I think I did a good job just staying in the moment and hitting the shots I wanted to hit,” said Martin.

Martin has one career PGA win in 155 starts – winning the Shriners Children’s Open in 2014. His career was derailed by back and hip injuries as he missed most of 2018 and only played once in 2019.

Watch Sunday’s RSM Classic finals live on Sky Sports Mix from 6pm, with the first hour also live on Sky Sports Golf.

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