BMW Championship R3

Cantlay joins DeChambeau in the lead

BMW Championship 2021 R3
August 26-29
Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Maryland
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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American Patrick Cantlay’s third round of the BMW Championship was flawless, starting with an eagle at the par-5 2nd hole and continuing with five birdies, until he reached the 18th and found deep rough leading to a bogey for a 66 and dropping him back into a share of the lead alongside compatriot Bryson DeChambeau.

“I thought I played really well, all in all. I didn’t make too many mistakes,” said Cantlay. “Played solid, didn’t putt as well as I did the first couple days but probably hit it a little better, and I thought it was a good day and I’m in a good spot for tomorrow.”


BMW Championship 2021 R3

DeChambeau’s round had more ups and downs with back-to-back eagles at the par-5 4th and par-4 5th as well as two birdies to make the turn in 30, followed by three birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey at the par-3 13th for a 67 to reach 21-under.

“Thought I played pretty well the front nine, had a mis-hit drive on seven, felt weird; from then on out wasn’t driving it very well. That’s what I’m going to go do, and work on that for tomorrow.


BMW Championship 2021 R3

“If I can get that straightened out like I did the first few days and off the tee the first couple holes today, I’ll give myself a great chance again. Obviously going 5-under through five is the way I want to start, and if I can get going on that tomorrow, I’ll give myself a great chance.

“Putter is great right now. That’s something I worked on last night and I figured something out. Keeping my hips a little more still has helped out, and I’m seeing the lines a little bit better.


BMW Championship 2021 R3

“It’s taken me a little bit to acclimate for some reason, but I’m now ready to go with the putting, and hopefully I can get it done tomorrow.”

Sungjae Im of South Korea is in solo third place at 18-under following a 66 featuring seven birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 14th.

“My first and second round was not – today was not as good as the first and second round, not as good, but my putting is working, so everything is like perfect for my putting and everything is good.”


BMW Championship 2021 R3

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 65 to join a tie for fourth place alongside Mexican Abraham Ancer (66), Spain’s Sergio Garcia (67) and American Sam Burns (65) at 17-under.

“I didn’t waste as many shots as I did yesterday,” said Mc Ilroy. “I maybe didn’t drive it quite as good as I did yesterday, but when I put myself in position today, I was able to take advantage and make the birdie from just off the green. So I scored a little bit better. I don’t feel like my game was that much different. Maybe holed a couple extra putts.

“But yeah, if you go out here and play remotely well, you’re going to have a chance to shoot a low score. I don’t feel like I did anything spectacularly well today, but just everything was solid.


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BMW Championship 2021 R3

World Number 1 Jon Rahm produced five birdies and a single bogey on the front nine to make the turn in 32, made another birdie at the 12th but missed the 13th green for bogey and closed with two more bogeys at the 14th and 18th for a 70 that dropped him back into eighth place at 16-under.

BMW Championship 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Patrick Cantlay
-21
66
63
66
195
2
Bryson DeChambeau
-21
68
60
67
195
3
Sungjae Im
-18
67
65
66
198
T4
Abraham Ancer
-17
66
67
66
199
T4
Sam Burns
-17
64
70
65
199
T4
Sergio Garcia
-17
65
67
67
199
T4
Rory McIlroy
-17
64
70
65
199
8
Jon Rahm
-16
64
66
70
200
9
Hudson Swafford
-15
67
66
68
201
T10
Dustin Johnson
-14
67
70
65
202
T10
Erik van Rooyen
-14
67
68
67
202
T12
K.H. Lee
-12
69
69
66
204
T12
Alex Noren
-12
71
66
67
204
T14
Charl Schwartzel
-11
71
66
68
205
T14
Webb Simpson
-11
67
72
66
205
T16
Paul Casey
-10
68
68
70
206
T16
Brooks Koepka
-10
70
67
69
206
T16
Jason Kokrak
-10
73
68
65
206
T16
Kevin Na
-10
72
65
69
206
T16
Harold Varner III
-10
67
70
69
206
T16
Aaron Wise
-10
69
66
71
206
T22
Cam Davis
-9
73
67
67
207
T22
Viktor Hovland
-9
70
69
68
207
T22
Sebastián Muñoz
-9
67
68
72
207
T22
Scottie Scheffler
-9
73
66
68
207
T26
Lucas Glover
-8
68
67
73
208
T26
Brian Harman
-8
69
69
70
208
T26
Charley Hoffman
-8
69
71
68
208
T26
Hideki Matsuyama
-8
67
69
72
208
T26
Justin Thomas
-8
68
71
69
208
T26
Lee Westwood
-8
71
70
67
208
T32
Daniel Berger
-7
68
71
70
209
T32
Stewart Cink
-7
69
74
66
209
T32
Corey Conners
-7
70
70
69
209
T32
Tony Finau
-7
67
72
70
209
T32
Patton Kizzire
-7
69
72
68
209
T32
Maverick McNealy
-7
69
70
70
209
T32
Louis Oosthuizen
-7
71
74
64
209
T32
Cameron Smith
-7
68
72
69
209
T40
Harris English
-6
69
70
71
210
T40
Harry Higgs
-6
72
67
71
210
T40
Mackenzie Hughes
-6
69
71
70
210
T40
Matt Jones
-6
69
70
71
210
T40
Si Woo Kim
-6
74
71
65
210
T40
Chris Kirk
-6
71
71
68
210
T40
Shane Lowry
-6
71
68
71
210
T40
Joaquin Niemann
-6
68
74
68
210
T40
Xander Schauffele
-6
67
68
75
210
T49
Tom Hoge
-5
69
71
71
211
T49
Jordan Spieth
-5
71
70
70
211
T49
Kevin Streelman
-5
71
70
70
211
T49
Jhonattan Vegas
-5
69
70
72
211
53
Ryan Palmer
-4
68
75
69
212
T54
Emiliano Grillo
-3
67
73
73
213
T54
Marc Leishman
-3
69
76
68
213
T54
Phil Mickelson
-3
68
77
68
213
T54
Robert Streb
-3
73
71
69
213
T58
Talor Gooch
-2
69
71
74
214
T58
Branden Grace
-2
75
71
68
214
T58
Cameron Tringale
-2
73
71
70
214
T61
Keegan Bradley
-1
67
76
72
215
T61
Kevin Kisner
-1
72
71
72
215
T61
Keith Mitchell
-1
72
70
73
215
T64
Cameron Champ
E
70
74
72
216
T64
Billy Horschel
E
71
72
73
216
T66
Max Homa
+1
72
72
73
217
T66
Collin Morikawa
+1
72
75
70
217
T66
Carlos Ortiz
+1
68
74
75
217
69
Russell Henley
+2
72
73
73
218
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