Butterfield Bermuda Championship R3

Taylor Pendrith opens up three-shot lead

Bermuda Championship 2021 R3
October 28-31
Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
$6,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Taylor Pendrith is heading into the final round of his fourth PGA Tour tournament with a three-shot lead after reaching 17-under in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal.


Bermuda Championship 2021 R3

The Canadian started the day with a one-shot lead at 11-under after closing with a 61 on Friday and made a single bogey at the par-4 5th before a run of four birdies from the 7th then three more to close with a 65.

“For whatever reason, it is hard to follow up a low one with another low one, but I’ve been hitting it really nicely and just had to stay patient today. I hit some really nice shots early and didn’t make a birdie until I think 8. Had a good look on 1, good look on 2 and just had to be really patient and knew I was going to get on a run at some point during the round. Was able to get four in a row and kind of really jump start the round.”


Bermuda Championship 2021 R3

“I haven’t looked at the forecast recently, but it looked like it’s going to get nasty. It’s nice to have a couple-shot lead, but anything can happen. It’s going to be crazy out there, so just try to make some pars I think will be good tomorrow and hit some solid shots and try not to fall over.”

A win on Sunday would win him a two-year exemption and a place in next year’s Masters.


Bermuda Championship 2021 R3

New Zealand’s Danny Lee, coming back from an injury, also produced a 65 to take second place at 14-under. Lee, the only player in the top-5 of the leaderboard with a previous win on Tour, last won at the Greenbrier Classic six years ago.

“It feels great. I haven’t had this kind of round or this kind of week in a while. It’s good to be back in contention and feel a little bit of nerves and seeing the crowds and getting to mix with the crowds, hitting a lot of good golf shots, making a lot of birdies out there. It’s been a lot of fun.

“Everything went very smoothly today. There’s no really big mis-hits other than 13 and 14 off the tee, but other than that, everything was really good. I hit a really, really good tee shot on No. 16. It’s a nerve-wracking hole. Every time I go there, it’s like that’s a tough hole, but I made a good par there and a good birdie finish. I could have done a little better with the second shot on 18, but it’s just golf, so I’ll just go to the driving range and work on it a little bit, I guess.”


Bermuda Championship 2021 R3

Lucas Herbert of Australia (65), a winner on the European Tour, lies in third place at 13-under.

Americans Patrick Rodgers (69) and Vincent Whaley (68) share fourth place at 12-under.


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Bermuda Championship 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Taylor Pendrith
-17
70
61
65
196
2
Danny Lee
-14
67
67
65
199
3
Lucas Herbert
-13
70
65
65
200
T4
Patrick Rodgers
-12
68
64
69
201
T4
Vincent Whaley
-12
66
67
68
201
T6
Justin Lower
-11
67
68
67
202
T6
Peter Malnati
-11
70
65
67
202
T8
Curtis Thompson
-10
69
67
67
203
T8
Patrick Flavin
-10
69
66
68
203
T10
Garrick Higgo
-9
67
72
65
204
T10
Dylan Wu
-9
69
69
66
204
T10
Graeme McDowell
-9
70
67
67
204
T10
Adam Svensson
-9
68
68
68
204
T10
Peter Uihlein
-9
71
65
68
204
T10
Chad Ramey
-9
65
71
68
204
T10
David Skinns
-9
67
67
70
204
T17
Jonathan Byrd
-8
72
68
65
205
T17
Greyson Sigg
-8
68
71
66
205
T17
Stephan Jaeger
-8
72
67
66
205
T17
J.J. Spaun
-8
73
65
67
205
T17
Patrick Reed
-8
68
69
68
205
T22
Ben Kohles
-7
74
68
64
206
T22
Brian Gay
-7
75
67
64
206
T22
Mito Pereira
-7
73
68
65
206
T22
Brandon Wu
-7
70
70
66
206
T22
Matt Fitzpatrick
-7
71
68
67
206
T22
Luke Donald
-7
72
66
68
206
T22
Mark Hubbard
-7
74
63
69
206
T22
Guido Migliozzi
-7
72
65
69
206
T22
Davis Riley
-7
71
66
69
206
T22
Alex Smalley
-7
69
67
70
206
T32
Johnson Wagner
-6
74
67
66
207
T32
Russell Knox
-6
72
68
67
207
T32
Thomas Detry
-6
73
66
68
207
T32
Brett Drewitt
-6
72
66
69
207
T32
Seamus Power
-6
67
70
70
207
T37
Adam Hadwin
-5
74
66
68
208
T37
Sangmoon Bae
-5
71
69
68
208
T37
Austin Eckroat
-5
68
71
69
208
T37
Scott Gutschewski
-5
69
70
69
208
T37
Dylan Frittelli
-5
68
70
70
208
T37
Chase Seiffert
-5
71
65
72
208
T43
Seung-Yul Noh
-4
73
69
67
209
T43
Scott Brown
-4
71
69
69
209
T43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-4
71
68
70
209
T43
Kramer Hickok
-4
70
68
71
209
T43
D.A. Points
-4
69
69
71
209
T43
Matthias Schwab
-4
74
63
72
209
T43
Ludvig Aberg (a)
-4
68
68
73
209
T50
Scott Stallings
-3
74
68
68
210
T50
David Hearn
-3
69
72
69
210
T50
Ben Crane
-3
71
68
71
210
T50
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-3
67
72
71
210
T50
Sean O’Hair
-3
69
68
73
210
T50
Brandon Hagy
-3
65
72
73
210
T56
Jim Knous
-2
76
66
69
211
T56
Camilo Villegas
-2
77
65
69
211
T56
David Lingmerth
-2
75
67
69
211
T56
Seth Reeves
-2
69
72
70
211
T56
Aaron Rai
-2
71
69
71
211
T56
Denny McCarthy
-2
72
68
71
211
T56
Robert Garrigus
-2
72
67
72
211
T56
Max McGreevy
-2
73
65
73
211
T64
Lee Hodges
-1
72
70
70
212
T64
Kurt Kitayama
-1
74
68
70
212
T64
Sepp Straka
-1
74
67
71
212
T64
Kyle Wilshire
-1
73
67
72
212
T64
Sahith Theegala
-1
74
66
72
212
T69
Nick Watney
E
70
72
71
213
T69
Ben Martin
E
71
70
72
213
T71
Ryan Armour
+1
73
69
72
214
T71
John Senden
+1
72
70
72
214
T71
Hayden Buckley
+1
71
68
75
214
74
John Merrick
+3
72
68
76
216
75
Arjun Atwal
+4
70
72
75
217
CUT
Michael Kim
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Olin Browne
+1
74
69
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Austin Smotherman
+1
76
67
143
CUT
Harry Hall
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Nick Hardy
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Daniel Chopra
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
+1
75
68
143
CUT
J.J. Henry
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Andrew Novak
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Bo Hoag
+1
70
73
143
CUT
Fabián Gómez
+2
74
70
144
CUT
Cameron Percy
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Jordan Gumberg
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Austin Cook
+2
75
69
144
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Greg Chalmers
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Hank Lebioda
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+3
77
68
145
CUT
David Lipsky
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Erik Barnes
+3
74
71
145
CUT
John Pak
+3
77
68
145
CUT
Beau Hossler
+4
78
68
146
CUT
Martin Trainer
+4
77
69
146
CUT
Jason Bohn
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Matt Hill
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Danny Willett
+5
75
72
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
+5
77
70
147
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Nick Taylor
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Tommy Gainey
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Andres Romero
+6
75
73
148
CUT
Ted Purdy
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Jay McLuen
+7
79
70
149
CUT
Michael Sims
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Kevin Stadler
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Camiko Smith
+8
80
70
150
CUT
Richard Johnson
+9
77
74
151
CUT
John Rollins
+9
80
71
151
CUT
Greg Koch
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Damian Palanyandi (a)
+10
76
76
152
CUT
Parker McLachlin
+13
79
76
155
CUT
Chaka DeSilva
+14
76
80
156
CUT
Brian Morris
+39
89
92
181
W/D
Matt Every
E
76
38
114
W/D
Brendon de Jonge
E
80
80
DQ
Callum Tarren
E
77
71
148
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