Round 3 Recap: 2012 Greenbrier Classic


It is hot hot hot, and the Americans are playing great for our first weekend of July PGA Tour event.  Our fourth of July patriotic top ten leader board for the Greenbrier Classic has been invaded by a Canadian.  But not to worry the American’s still occupy 8 of the top ten, and all but 4 or 5 of the top 30.  GO USA.

Webb Simpson keeps on banging out mid 60’s round with a 65 on Saturday to bring him in as our 54 hole leader at -14 under par.  Webb has only one bogey to show for the first three rounds, and 15 birdies.  That is some really stellar play, and it is not really a wonder why he won golf’s toughest test only a few weeks ago at the US Open.  Funny to think that if by this time tomorrow Webb is on top after 72 holes it will only be his 4th PGA Tour victory??!

Who will challenge Webb on Sunday: Troy Kelly is two shots behind, but he did tie the weeks lowest score with a 62 on Saturday.  Troy will be in the last group with Webb, and could he go low again on Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event?  Ken Duke has been hanging around the top of the leader board, played in a four way playoff earlier this PGA Tour season, and could very well have his first PGA our victory at the Greenbrier Classic.  JB Holms is also at -11 under par, and is looking for his first win since 2008.  JB hits it far, and can get the flat stick going.  If he makes a few putts early he will be a big contender on Sunday.

PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan is 3 shots back of Webb, and he is loking for a jump in the FedEx Cup standings, and to rival the rookie of the year award for this years PGA Tour rookies.  With a 62 on Friday, and the golf course open to some low attacks, we might just see some fireworks on Sunday afternoon.

When the Tigers, and Phils, and Rory’s and Lukes are out of a tournament it gives the newest giants (like Webb) a chance to shine, and some of those younger players a chance to make a name for themselves.  No matter what happens on Sunday, and I will go on record saying that I do not believe that Webb blows this one, we are going to see some really low scores, and as always make for a great Sunday afternoon.

Can Webb win #4 so soon after a Major Victory?

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