PGA Tour

Greenbrier Classic 2018

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

Round 3

Varner & Kraft share Greenbrier lead

July 07, 2018

Harold Varner birdied four of the last eight holes to fire a four-under par 66 and seize a share of the lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Greenbrier Classic.

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Varner's bogey-free round left him alongside fellow American Kelly Kraft on 14-under 196 for 54 holes at the mountain resort course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

"I'm playing really well. Not playing perfect golf, Just going for targets and having fun with it," Varner said. "Playing from the fairways out here, you give yourself a good shot."

Both Varner, one of the tour's few African-American players, and Kraft, who made bogeys at 16 and 18 in shooting a 69, seek a first US PGA title in their 85th career attempt.

"That would be awesome," Varner said. "Just want to have an opportunity."

Varner, who collected a European Tour triumph at the 2016 Australian PGA Championship, made 10 consecutive pars to start, including a 14-foot putt at the par-3 third and a 10-footer at the sixth.

Varner sank a nine-foot birdie putt at 11. He tapped in at 12, rolled in a 20-footer for birdie at 14 and a 12-footer at the 17th.

Kraft's round included a 19-foot birdie putt at 10 and a chip in for birdie from 41 feet at 11. But he stumbled late, unable to get up and down for par from bunkers at 16 and 18.

Defending champion Xander Schauffele and US compatriot Kevin Na shared third on 197 with countryman Sam Saunders, grandson of the late golf legend Arnold Palmer, fifth on 198.

India's Anirban Lahiri, American Joel Dahmen and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson shared sixth on 199.

Watson, seeking his fourth title of the year, fired seven birdies on his way to a 65.

"I've got to have a big day and hopefully they're not going to have big days," Watson said.

Watson has been unhappy at mistakes in rounds each day, although he likes the way he has been playing lately, coming off a victory two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship.

"I'm not where I wanted to be," Watson said. "I've missed a lot of putts. I thought I hit the ball a lot better than that.

"I had a couple silly bogeys today. Angry with where I'm at."

Schauffele, who also won last year's Tour Championship, eagled the par-5 17th blasting out of greenside sand from 22 feet to move within a stroke.

South Korean-born Na won his only US PGA title at the 2011 Shriners Hospitals Open.

"We're definitely looking for that second win," he said.

World number 99 Lahiri, also seeking a first PGA Tour win, fired a career-low 61 on Friday but shot 71 on Saturday.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Harold Varner III
USA
-14
66
64
66
196
T1
Kelly Kraft
USA
-14
64
63
69
196
T3
Kevin Na
USA
-13
69
63
65
197
T3
Xander Schauffele
USA
-13
66
66
65
197
5
Sam Saunders
USA
-12
68
63
67
198
T6
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-11
67
61
71
199
T6
Bubba Watson
USA
-11
68
66
65
199
T6
Joel Dahmen
USA
-11
67
65
67
199
T9
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-10
67
68
65
200
T9
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-10
67
66
67
200
T9
Jason Kokrak
USA
-10
65
64
71
200
T9
Ryan Armour
USA
-10
67
66
67
200
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-10
66
67
67
200
T14
J. J. Spaun
USA
-9
68
65
68
201
T14
Keegan Bradley
USA
-9
65
69
67
201
T14
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-9
66
66
69
201
T14
Tony Finau
USA
-9
67
67
67
201
T18
Austin Cook
USA
-8
66
66
70
202
T18
David Lingmerth
SWE
-8
66
68
68
202
T18
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
69
68
65
202
T21
Billy Hurley III
USA
-7
66
66
71
203
T21
Brandon Harkins
USA
-7
72
65
66
203
T21
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-7
66
67
70
203
T21
David Hearn
CAN
-7
68
67
68
203
T21
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
68
66
69
203
T21
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-7
69
67
67
203
T21
Scott Stallings
USA
-7
70
63
70
203
T21
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-7
66
67
70
203
T21
Wesley Bryan
USA
-7
69
65
69
203
T30
Abraham Ancer
USA
-6
67
68
69
204
T30
Charles Howell III
USA
-6
68
68
68
204
T30
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
71
66
67
204
T30
J. J. Henry
USA
-6
65
70
69
204
T30
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-6
63
69
72
204
T30
Kevin Chappell
USA
-6
66
68
70
204
T30
Talor Gooch
USA
-6
69
67
68
204
T30
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
61
67
76
204
T38
Alex Cejka
GER
-5
68
68
69
205
T38
George McNeill
USA
-5
71
64
70
205
T38
John Peterson
USA
-5
68
69
68
205
T38
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
69
66
70
205
T38
Nick Watney
USA
-5
69
65
71
205
T38
Phil Mickelson
USA
-5
66
69
70
205
T38
Richy Werenski
USA
-5
71
65
69
205
T38
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
70
67
68
205
T38
Scott Brown
USA
-5
70
67
68
205
T38
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
66
67
72
205
T48
Blayne Barber
USA
-4
67
70
69
206
T48
Brian Harman
USA
-4
67
69
70
206
T48
Cameron Percy
AUS
-4
67
68
71
206
T48
Chad Campbell
USA
-4
65
69
72
206
T48
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
67
69
70
206
T48
Denny McCarthy
USA
-4
67
70
69
206
T48
Kevin Kisner
USA
-4
69
66
71
206
T48
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-4
62
68
76
206
T48
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
71
66
69
206
T48
Robert Streb
USA
-4
66
69
71
206
T48
Russell Henley
USA
-4
68
69
69
206
T48
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
66
70
70
206
T60
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
68
69
70
207
T60
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
67
70
70
207
T60
Brian Gay
USA
-3
70
66
71
207
T60
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
71
66
70
207
T60
Tyler Duncan
USA
-3
68
64
75
207
T65
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
67
68
73
208
T65
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
68
68
72
208
T65
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-2
67
68
73
208
T65
Steve Marino
USA
-2
67
68
73
208
T65
Trey Mullinax
USA
-2
71
66
71
208
T65
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
68
68
72
208
T71
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
69
67
73
209
T71
Peter Malnati
USA
-1
67
69
73
209
T71
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
69
68
72
209
T74
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
70
67
73
210
T74
William McGirt
USA
Par
69
66
75
210
T76
Vijay Singh
FIJ
1
69
68
74
211
T76
Zac Blair
USA
1
68
69
74
211
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
71
67
-
138
CUT
Chase Seiffert
USA
-2
73
65
-
138
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
67
71
-
138
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
69
69
-
138
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
68
70
-
138
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
-2
71
67
-
138
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
72
66
-
138
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
72
66
-
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
-2
69
69
-
138
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
71
67
-
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
69
69
-
138
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
73
65
-
138
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
68
71
-
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
67
72
-
139
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
68
71
-
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
73
66
-
139
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-1
71
68
-
139
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
-1
72
67
-
139
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Wes Homan
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
71
68
-
139
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-1
66
73
-
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
Par
69
71
-
140
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
70
70
-
140
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
67
73
-
140
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
Par
71
69
-
140
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
73
67
-
140
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
68
72
-
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
68
72
-
140
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
70
-
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
72
68
-
140
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Blake Taylor
1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
1
72
69
-
141
CUT
David Bradshaw
USA
1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
74
67
-
141
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
70
-
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
72
70
-
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
3
73
70
-
143
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
69
74
-
143
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
3
71
72
-
143
CUT
Logan Lagodich
3
70
73
-
143
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
3
73
70
-
143
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
3
71
72
-
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
71
72
-
143
CUT
Chris Couch
USA
4
71
73
-
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
4
75
69
-
144
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
74
70
-
144
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
4
71
73
-
144
CUT
John Daly
USA
4
77
67
-
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
68
76
-
144
CUT
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
74
70
-
144
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
5
69
76
-
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
75
70
-
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
72
73
-
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
5
70
75
-
145
CUT
Steven Bowditch
AUS
5
70
75
-
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
6
78
68
-
146
CUT
Davey Jude
6
73
73
-
146
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
7
77
70
-
147
CUT
Sam O'Dell
USA
7
72
75
-
147
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
8
75
73
-
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
8
75
73
-
148
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
74
76
-
150
CUT
Devin Gee
11
74
77
-
151
DSQ
Matthew Every
USA
Par
69
-
-
69
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79
-
-
79
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
T1
Harold Varner III
USA
-14
196
T1
Kelly Kraft
USA
-14
196
T3
Kevin Na
USA
-13
197
T3
Xander Schauffele
USA
-13
197
5
Sam Saunders
USA
-12
198
T6
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-11
199
T6
Bubba Watson
USA
-11
199
T6
Joel Dahmen
USA
-11
199
T9
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-10
200
T9
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-10
200
T9
Jason Kokrak
USA
-10
200
T9
Ryan Armour
USA
-10
200
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-10
200
T14
J. J. Spaun
USA
-9
201
T14
Keegan Bradley
USA
-9
201
T14
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-9
201
T14
Tony Finau
USA
-9
201
T18
Austin Cook
USA
-8
202
T18
David Lingmerth
SWE
-8
202
T18
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
202
T21
Billy Hurley III
USA
-7
203
T21
Brandon Harkins
USA
-7
203
T21
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-7
203
T21
David Hearn
CAN
-7
203
T21
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
203
T21
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-7
203
T21
Scott Stallings
USA
-7
203
T21
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-7
203
T21
Wesley Bryan
USA
-7
203
T30
Abraham Ancer
USA
-6
204
T30
Charles Howell III
USA
-6
204
T30
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
204
T30
J. J. Henry
USA
-6
204
T30
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-6
204
T30
Kevin Chappell
USA
-6
204
T30
Talor Gooch
USA
-6
204
T30
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
204
T38
Alex Cejka
GER
-5
205
T38
George McNeill
USA
-5
205
T38
John Peterson
USA
-5
205
T38
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
205
T38
Nick Watney
USA
-5
205
T38
Phil Mickelson
USA
-5
205
T38
Richy Werenski
USA
-5
205
T38
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
205
T38
Scott Brown
USA
-5
205
T38
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
205
T48
Blayne Barber
USA
-4
206
T48
Brian Harman
USA
-4
206
T48
Cameron Percy
AUS
-4
206
T48
Chad Campbell
USA
-4
206
T48
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
206
T48
Denny McCarthy
USA
-4
206
T48
Kevin Kisner
USA
-4
206
T48
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-4
206
T48
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
206
T48
Robert Streb
USA
-4
206
T48
Russell Henley
USA
-4
206
T48
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
206
T60
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
207
T60
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
207
T60
Brian Gay
USA
-3
207
T60
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
207
T60
Tyler Duncan
USA
-3
207
T65
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
208
T65
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
208
T65
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-2
208
T65
Steve Marino
USA
-2
208
T65
Trey Mullinax
USA
-2
208
T65
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
208
T71
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
209
T71
Peter Malnati
USA
-1
209
T71
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
209
T74
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
210
T74
William McGirt
USA
Par
210
T76
Vijay Singh
FIJ
1
211
T76
Zac Blair
USA
1
211
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
138
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
138
CUT
Chase Seiffert
USA
-2
138
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
138
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
138
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
138
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-2
138
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
-2
138
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
138
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
-2
138
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
138
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
138
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
-2
138
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
139
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
-1
139
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
139
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
139
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
139
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
139
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-1
139
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
-1
139
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
139
CUT
Wes Homan
USA
-1
139
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
139
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-1
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
Par
140
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
140
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
140
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
Par
140
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
140
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
140
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
140
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
1
141
CUT
Blake Taylor
1
141
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
1
141
CUT
David Bradshaw
USA
1
141
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
141
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
1
141
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
142
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
2
142
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
3
143
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
143
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
3
143
CUT
Logan Lagodich
3
143
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
3
143
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
3
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
143
CUT
Chris Couch
USA
4
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
4
144
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
144
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
4
144
CUT
John Daly
USA
4
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
144
CUT
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
144
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
5
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
5
145
CUT
Steven Bowditch
AUS
5
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
6
146
CUT
Davey Jude
6
146
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
7
147
CUT
Sam O'Dell
USA
7
147
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
8
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
8
148
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
150
CUT
Devin Gee
11
151
DSQ
Matthew Every
USA
Par
69
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79