KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship R3

Broadhurst moves one step closer to title defence at Oak Hill

May 23-26
Oak Hill CC, Rochester, New York
$3,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Paul Broadhurst faces a final day battle with two-time U.S. Open Champion Retief Goosen as he bids to defend the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

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The Englishman, who won his second Senior Major title 12 months ago at Benton Harbor, Michigan, carded his second consecutive bogey-free round on the formidable East Course at Oak Hill Country Club, moving to six under par as he matched yesterday’s total of 67, three under par.

“I’m obviously delighted. Another bogey-free round. It doesn’t happen very often back to back, especially around a course like this. A lot of it is because I’ve played sensibly. I haven’t necessarily gone at flags. Got a little bit fortunate on a couple of holes today. Made a couple of nice putts for par and managed another chip-in for birdie. Things were going for me front nine.”

An eight-time winner on both sides of the Atlantic since turning 50 in 2015, this is the first time Broadhurst has held the 54-hole lead heading into the final day of a Senior Major Championship.


“I hit a lot of greens, a lot of fairways – I’m not spraying it. Trying to be as sensible as I can be. When I’ve hit a poor shot, I’ve played a good pitch. I think on scrambles I’m probably, I don’t know, 12 from 14 or something like that. My short game’s been pretty good out of the thick stuff. I’ve driven it reasonably well. My irons have been okay. They haven’t been straight at the flag, but sometimes I’ve hit a way from the flag. But all in all, with a two shot lead, I couldn’t be happier.

“Retief is a great player, he hits it miles. I’m going to have to be on my best game and more than likely have to shoot under par again. But you never know. It’s such a touch golf course that level par tomorrow might be good enough, but I’ve just got to go out there, try and play exactly as I have played the last three days: sensibly.”

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Goosen, playing in his first season on the over-50s circuit after his milestone birthday in February, matched Broadhurst’s three under par 67 to move to four under par, two strokes off the pace.

“On a golf course like this, you’re always going to have to be patient. I felt pretty good out there, better than yesterday. I hit the ball probably a little better, too, which sort of takes a little bit of pressure off you, but I still hit a lot of wild shots out there.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in this sort of position when the butterflies are flying a little. It’s been, what, 10 years ago when I last won a tournament. So it’s something you have to get used to and try and calm yourself down and find a nice rhythm out there and play well.

“In a way it’s great to get all the juices going. And it’s almost like you got to try and back off a little bit and not hit the ball too hard. It’s a good feeling, but it’s also feeling you have to get used to and try and control; that you don’t just lash at it. ”

The South African, who won the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2004 and topped the European Tour Order of Merit in 2001 and 2002, is one stroke ahead of America’s Ken Tanigawa.

Scott McCarron, winner of the Constellation Senior PLAYERS Championship in 2017, is fourth on two under par, while 2010 US Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin and John Riegger share fifth on one under par.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Paul Broadhurst
-6
70
67
67
204
2
Retief Goosen
-4
67
72
67
206
3
Ken Tanigawa
-3
67
74
66
207
4
Scott McCarron
-2
72
69
67
208
T5
Corey Pavin
-1
69
74
66
209
T5
John Riegger
-1
69
71
69
209
7
Esteban Toledo
1
70
67
74
211
T8
Jesper Parnevik
2
68
74
70
212
T8
Mike Goodes
2
72
69
71
212
T8
Jerry Kelly
2
70
70
72
212
T11
Kirk Triplett
3
70
71
72
213
T11
Scott Parel
3
66
73
74
213
T13
Duffy Waldorf
4
69
74
71
214
T13
Rocco Mediate
4
71
71
72
214
T15
Taichi Teshima
5
69
77
69
215
T15
Vijay Singh
5
72
73
70
215
T15
Bob Sowards
5
71
73
71
215
T15
Tommy Armour III
5
70
73
72
215
T15
Paul Lawrie
5
69
72
74
215
T20
Prayad Marksaeng
6
71
74
71
216
T20
David Frost
6
72
71
73
216
T20
Darren Clarke
6
68
74
74
216
T23
Jerry Smith
7
71
74
72
217
T23
Wes Short, Jr.
7
72
73
72
217
T23
Brandt Jobe
7
71
72
74
217
T23
Tom Lehman
7
75
73
69
217
T27
Mark Brown
8
74
72
72
218
T27
Steve Pate
8
74
72
72
218
T27
Bernhard Langer
8
72
74
72
218
T27
Mike Miles
8
69
75
74
218
T27
Peter Baker
8
72
72
74
218
T27
Bart Bryant
8
74
70
74
218
T27
Billy Andrade
8
72
75
71
218
T27
Gregory Meyer
8
71
72
75
218
T27
Doug Garwood
8
70
73
75
218
T27
Steve Flesch
8
78
70
70
218
T27
Marco Dawson
8
67
74
77
218
T38
Stephen Ames
9
73
72
74
219
T38
Paul Goydos
9
72
74
73
219
T38
Stephen Leaney
9
74
72
73
219
T38
Scott Dunlap
9
72
74
73
219
T38
Rafael Gómez
9
71
75
73
219
T38
Carlos Franco
9
73
74
72
219
T38
Lee Janzen
9
73
75
71
219
T38
Woody Austin
9
74
75
70
219
T38
Colin Montgomerie
9
74
75
70
219
T47
Jeff Maggert
10
68
78
74
220
T47
Peter Fowler
10
71
74
75
220
T47
David McKenzie
10
73
71
76
220
T47
Thaworn Wiratchant
10
73
74
73
220
T47
Steve Stricker
10
76
72
72
220
T47
Steve Jones
10
77
71
72
220
T47
Shaun Micheel
10
74
74
72
220
T47
Cliff Kresge
10
73
75
72
220
T47
Tom Pernice Jr.
10
76
72
72
220
T56
Gibby Gilbert III
11
69
76
76
221
T56
Toru Suzuki
11
77
70
74
221
T56
Tim Petrovic
11
71
73
77
221
T56
Mark Brooks
11
71
76
74
221
T56
Chad Proehl
11
76
71
74
221
T56
Scott Hoch
11
70
77
74
221
T56
Olin Browne
11
73
75
73
221
63
Billy Mayfair
12
75
74
73
222
T64
Bob May
13
71
71
81
223
T64
Jay Haas
13
74
74
75
223
T64
Stuart Smith
13
74
75
74
223
T67
John Huston
14
69
77
78
224
T67
Omar Uresti
14
70
76
78
224
T67
Dan Forsman
14
72
75
77
224
T67
Paul Eales
14
76
73
75
224
T67
Jared Melson
14
76
73
75
224
T72
Gary Hallberg
15
72
74
79
225
T72
Larry Mize
15
76
73
76
225
T74
Paul McGinley
16
73
72
81
226
T74
Mark Mielke
16
73
76
77
226
76
Thomas Levet
17
70
78
79
227
CUT
James Mason
10
79
71
150
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
10
77
73
150
CUT
Kohki Idoki
10
75
75
150
CUT
Tom Byrum
10
72
78
150
CUT
Mark Tucker
10
77
73
150
CUT
Mike Genovese
10
76
74
150
CUT
Rob Moss
10
73
77
150
CUT
Miguel Angel Jiménez
10
73
77
150
CUT
Mark O’Meara
10
74
76
150
CUT
Tommy Tolles
11
73
78
151
CUT
Ken Duke
11
70
81
151
CUT
Scott Verplank
11
79
72
151
CUT
Jim Estes
11
77
74
151
CUT
Glen Day
11
78
73
151
CUT
Dave McNabb
11
74
77
151
CUT
Chris Kaufman
11
76
75
151
CUT
Gus Ulrich
11
76
75
151
CUT
Miguel Angel Martin
11
74
77
151
CUT
Santiago Luna
11
70
81
151
CUT
Willie Wood
12
76
76
152
CUT
Frank Esposito Jr
12
71
81
152
CUT
Fred Funk
12
72
80
152
CUT
James Kingston
12
76
76
152
CUT
Joe Durant
13
74
79
153
CUT
Chris Williams
13
74
79
153
CUT
John Daly
13
79
74
153
CUT
Fran Quinn
13
79
74
153
CUT
Gene Fieger
13
81
72
153
CUT
Joey Sindelar
13
73
80
153
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
13
74
79
153
CUT
Kevin Baker
13
74
79
153
CUT
Jarmo Sandelin
13
71
82
153
CUT
Markus Brier
13
79
74
153
CUT
Craig Bowden
14
77
77
154
CUT
Gene Sauers
14
74
80
154
CUT
Jeffrey Schmid
14
77
77
154
CUT
Jeff Sluman
14
74
80
154
CUT
Roger Chapman
14
73
81
154
CUT
Greg Kraft
14
78
76
154
CUT
Brad Lardon
14
79
75
154
CUT
Russ Cochran
14
77
77
154
CUT
Paul Streeter
14
71
83
154
CUT
Brian Kelly
14
78
76
154
CUT
Mauricio Molina
14
79
75
154
CUT
Frank Bensel Jr
14
80
74
154
CUT
Henrik Simonsen
15
76
79
155
CUT
Todd Hamilton
15
77
78
155
CUT
Michael Allen
15
78
77
155
CUT
Magnus Atlevi
15
75
80
155
CUT
Walt Chapman
16
78
78
156
CUT
Rick Morton
16
79
77
156
CUT
Rich Gilkey
16
77
79
156
CUT
Dan Olsen
16
75
81
156
CUT
Dave Bahr
17
79
78
157
CUT
Philip Golding
17
82
75
157
CUT
Jeff Hart
17
79
78
157
CUT
Clark Dennis
17
77
80
157
CUT
Phillip Price
17
80
77
157
CUT
Barry Lane
17
76
81
157
CUT
Stephen Dodd
18
78
80
158
CUT
Skip Kendall
18
77
81
158
CUT
Brent Studer
18
83
75
158
CUT
Dudley Hart
18
77
81
158
CUT
Bob Tway
19
76
83
159
CUT
Brian Cairns
19
83
76
159
CUT
Michael Campbell
20
81
79
160
CUT
Sandy Lyle
20
79
81
160
CUT
Jean-Francois Remesy
21
84
77
161
CUT
Bob Gilder
22
79
83
162
CUT
Chris DiMarco
22
83
79
162
CUT
Mike Reid
22
82
80
162
CUT
David Shacklady
22
83
79
162
CUT
Ken Green
22
83
79
162
CUT
Charlie Bolling
23
77
86
163
CUT
Thomas Vizina
23
80
83
163
WD
Tom Gillis
74
75
149
WD
Michael Bradley
70
79
149
WD
Paul Claxton
75
13
88
WD
Peter Jacobsen
80
80
WD
Christopher Perry
86
86