Scottie Scheffler at top after the moving day

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Scottie Scheffler at top after the moving day

In Texas, Scottie Scheffler after the "moving day" of the Charles Schwab Challenge and with a total of 199 (66 65 68, -11) strokes, was left alone in the lead of the standings. In Fort Worth, in the PGA Tour tournament and on the Colonial Country Club course (par 70), the world number 1 aims to become the third golfer in the history of the circuit to record his first five (or more) wins in a single season.

Up to now, Bobby Locke (6 successes in 1947) and Joe Kirkwood Sr. (five claims in 1923) have accomplished this feat. Not only that: with an exploit, the 25-year-old from Ridgewood (USA) would establish himself as the fourth player, since 1960, with five seals on the PGA Tour from January to June.

Scottie Scheffler, results

The American precedes compatriots Brendon Todd and Scott Stallings in the standings, both second with 201 (-9). While in fourth position with 202 (-8) is Harold Varner III. More distant, all fifths with 203 (-7), John Huh, Cameron Davis, Chris Kirk and Patrick Reed.

While the Texan Jordan Spieth, runner up in 2021, is twelfth (205, -5). Jason Kokrak, outgoing champion, is 69 / o (and last among those who passed the cut) with 216 (+6). Moving day archived at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

On the difficult course of Fort Worth, Texas, it is the number 1 in the world, Scottie Scheffler to try to escape towards the last and decisive round. The phenomenal 25-year-old seems more and more determined to put the ugly tournament at the PGA Championship behind him, flying towards yet another success of the season.

Today’s 68-stroke round throws him to -11 and two shots ahead of his opponents. A solid round for Scheffler, ending with three birdies and a single bogey. The closest rivals are fellow countrymen Scott Stallings and Brendon Todd.

The latter was the author of the best lap of the day, 65 strokes that allow him to climb to -9 and recover 13 positions. A few more difficulties for Stallings, leader with Scheffler and Hossler in the middle of the tournament.

Third solo position for Harold Varner III, who rose to -8 thanks to the second lap in 68 in a row. Behind him a group of four players at -7, made up of three Americans Chris Kirk, Patrick Reed and John Huh, together with Australian Cam Davis.

The top 10 is closed by the trio formed by the two star-striped players Beau Hossler and Davis Riley and by the Chilean Mito Pereira, unfortunate protagonist of the recent PGA Championship. The rather difficult tournament continues for two highly anticipated men like Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood, unable to turn after passing the cut by a hair's breadth.