Charles Schwab Cup Championship R3

Jeff Maggert held on to the lead on Saturday

November 07-10
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
$2,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Jeff Maggert held on to the lead Saturday in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, while Jerry Kelly played one of the best rounds of the day to get back in the fight for the PGA Tour Champions’ season points title.

Maggert birdied the par-5 18th for a 2-under 69 and holds a one-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez heading into the final day at Phoenix Country Club.

”I always feel like Saturday’s the hardest day to play with the lead because you want to stay in the lead and then it’s like you’re kind of in between,” Maggert said. ”I wanted to be aggressive. It would have been nice to shoot another 4, 5, 6 under, but it’s a long way to the finish and just need to play steady tomorrow and make some birdies.”


Jimenez birdied the final two holes for a 63.

”Yesterday it was no good, but today it was working back again like the first round,” Jimenez said. ”The greens are very good and the people are hitting low. On this course, you need to hole putts.”

Kelly, who is second behind Scott McCarron in the standings, followed a second-round 74 with a 64 to move into a tie for 12th at 9 under.

”Started out shaky like yesterday, but great bunker shot on 2 kind of set me up,” Kelly said. ”A close birdie on 3 and then I was kind of off to the races. … I feel like I left plenty of them out there. I hit a lot of good putts that didn’t go, missed a few shots, but I had some good ideas going for tomorrow, looking forward to it.”

A victory would win Kelly the season championship he could also take it with a solo sixth-place finish if McCarron – tied for 25th at 4 under after a 69 – finishes in a three-way tie for 18th or worse.

McCarron would take the title regardless of place if Kelly finishes in a two-way tie for eighth or worse and Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Goosen do not win.

Bernhard Langer is still contention for his record sixth season title. he was third starting the week and needs to win the event and have McCarron finish in a two-way tie for fifth or worse and Kelly finish in a two-way tie for second or worse.


”You just never know in this game,” Langer said. ”It’s the type of course if you really get hot, you can shoot low, and if you’re a little off, you can lose a couple. That’s just how it is.”


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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Jeff Maggert
-16
63
65
69
197
2
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-15
65
70
63
198
3
Retief Goosen
-14
66
67
66
199
4
Joe Durant
-13
69
66
65
200
T5
Woody Austin
-12
67
70
64
201
T5
Bernhard Langer
-12
64
68
69
201
7
Stephen Ames
-11
69
67
66
202
T8
Paul Goydos
-10
65
71
67
203
T8
Colin Montgomerie
-10
67
69
67
203
T8
Wes Short, Jr.
-10
68
67
68
203
T8
Marco Dawson
-10
67
67
69
203
T12
Jerry Kelly
-9
66
74
64
204
T12
Steve Flesch
-9
65
70
69
204
T12
Brandt Jobe
-9
67
66
71
204
T15
Doug Barron
-8
67
72
66
205
T15
Kevin Sutherland
-8
67
72
66
205
T15
Tom Byrum
-8
68
68
69
205
T18
Billy Andrade
-7
67
70
69
206
T18
Scott Parel
-7
66
70
70
206
T20
David Toms
-6
68
73
66
207
T20
Lee Janzen
-6
66
73
68
207
T20
Rocco Mediate
-6
67
70
70
207
T20
Ken Duke
-6
67
70
70
207
T20
Ken Tanigawa
-6
70
67
70
207
T25
Tim Petrovic
-4
69
72
68
209
T25
Scott McCarron
-4
69
71
69
209
T27
Bob Estes
-2
70
72
69
211
T27
Tom Lehman
-2
73
68
70
211
T27
Jay Haas
-2
72
67
72
211
T30
David McKenzie
-1
71
73
68
212
T30
Tommy Tolles
-1
69
69
74
212
32
Kent Jones
2
74
70
71
215
33
Paul Broadhurst
3
72
74
70
216
34
Kirk Triplett
8
77
74
70
221