PGA Tour

Mayakoba Golf Classic 2018

November 08-11

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

$7,200,000

November 08-11

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

$7,200,000

Round 3

Matt Kuchar edging closer to first win in four years with 4-shot lead

November 10, 2018

Matt Kuchar surged into a four-shot lead at the US PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic on Saturday, firing a six-under-par 65 to edge closer to a first title in four years.

The 40-year-old American, who has not won a title since the 2014 RBC Heritage, finished the third round on 20 under, a 54-hole aggregate of 193.

Kuchar, who had moved two strokes clear of the field on Friday after a second straight 64, barely put a foot wrong once more on the El Camaleon Golf Club Course at Playa del Carmen.

The world number 40 made four birdies and five pars to reach the turn at four under for the day, and then grabbed two more birdies on the 12th and 13th.

A bogey on the par-four 14th after a wayward tee-shot gave the chasing pack a glimmer of hope, but Kuchar duly hit back on the 15th with his seventh birdie of the day to restore his four-shot cushion.

South Korea's Kim Whee will lead the pursuit of Kuchar on Sunday after shooting a five-under-par 66 to move to 16 under, four off the pace.

The 26-year-old from Seoul, who is yet to record a victory on the PGA Tour, carded four birdies on the front nine before claiming a fifth of the day on the 15th.

But there was disappointment for 23-year-old Cameron Champ, who was on course to finish the third round tied for second with Kim only for a double-bogey six on the 18th to send him sliding down the leaderboard.

Champ's double on the last left him at 14 under, six strokes back from Kuchar, heading into the final round.

With Kim four off the lead, Richy Werenski and New Zealand's Danny Lee are five adrift on 15 under. Werenski and Lee both made 67 to stay in touch.

The low round of the day belonged to Aaron Wise, who lit up the course with an eight-under-par 63.

The South African-born 22-year-old from California, who bagged a maiden PGA Tour win last season at the AT&T Byron Nelson, played flawlessly to register eight birdies and no pars.

Wise heads into Sunday six shots off the lead alongside J.J. Spaun and Champ on 14 under.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Matt Kuchar
USA
-20
64
64
65
193
2
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-16
68
63
66
197
T3
Danny Lee
NZL
-15
65
66
67
198
T3
Richy Werenski
USA
-15
65
66
67
198
T5
Aaron Wise
USA
-14
71
65
63
199
T5
Cameron Champ
USA
-14
68
62
69
199
T5
J. J. Spaun
USA
-14
69
65
65
199
T8
Abraham Ancer
USA
-13
65
68
67
200
T8
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-13
65
67
68
200
T8
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-13
65
66
69
200
T8
Brice Garnett
USA
-13
68
67
65
200
T8
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-13
65
68
67
200
T8
Jim Furyk
USA
-13
69
65
66
200
T8
Pat Perez
USA
-13
66
67
67
200
T15
Kelly Kraft
USA
-12
69
64
68
201
T15
Tony Finau
USA
-12
69
65
67
201
T17
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-11
64
67
71
202
T17
Harold Varner III
USA
-11
65
69
68
202
T17
J. T. Poston
USA
-11
65
69
68
202
T17
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-11
65
69
68
202
T17
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-11
69
68
65
202
T22
Chez Reavie
USA
-10
67
68
68
203
T22
James Hahn
USA
-10
66
67
70
203
T22
Josh Teater
USA
-10
67
67
69
203
T22
Patton Kizzire
USA
-10
65
66
72
203
T22
Rickie Fowler
USA
-10
66
68
69
203
T22
Russell Henley
USA
-10
66
69
68
203
T28
Armando Favela
MEX
-9
67
67
70
204
T28
Bud Cauley
USA
-9
65
68
71
204
T28
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-9
67
69
68
204
T28
Kevin Chappell
USA
-9
65
70
69
204
T28
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-9
66
66
72
204
T28
Steve Marino
USA
-9
70
64
70
204
T34
Chris Kirk
USA
-8
72
66
67
205
T34
Denny McCarthy
USA
-8
72
64
69
205
T34
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-8
68
66
71
205
T34
Ryan Armour
USA
-8
67
67
71
205
T34
Scott Langley
USA
-8
69
67
69
205
T34
Scott Piercy
USA
-8
67
68
70
205
T40
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
66
70
70
206
T40
Billy Horschel
USA
-7
71
66
69
206
T40
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-7
71
66
69
206
T40
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
69
69
68
206
T40
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-7
70
64
72
206
T40
Kramer Hickok
USA
-7
64
68
74
206
T40
Sam Ryder
USA
-7
69
68
69
206
T40
Seth Reeves
USA
-7
68
69
69
206
T40
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-7
71
67
68
206
T40
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-7
65
70
71
206
T50
Brian Gay
USA
-6
68
63
76
207
T50
Jason Dufner
USA
-6
69
66
72
207
T50
Oscar Fraustro
MEX
-6
66
70
71
207
T53
Anders Albertson
USA
-5
67
71
70
208
T53
Cameron Davis
AUS
-5
68
68
72
208
T53
J. B. Holmes
USA
-5
69
68
71
208
T53
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
69
63
76
208
T53
Scott Brown
USA
-5
67
68
73
208
T53
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
69
67
72
208
T53
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
73
65
70
208
T60
Bill Haas
USA
-4
70
68
71
209
T60
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
66
71
72
209
T62
Brian Harman
USA
-3
66
68
76
210
T62
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
72
66
72
210
T62
Gary Woodland
USA
-3
65
73
72
210
T62
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
66
71
73
210
T62
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-3
69
69
72
210
T67
Brandon Harkins
USA
-2
70
67
74
211
T67
Chase Wright
USA
-2
67
71
73
211
T67
Harris English
USA
-2
67
70
74
211
T67
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
71
67
73
211
71
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
65
73
74
212
72
Shintaro Ban
USA
3
68
67
81
216
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
-3
70
69
-
139
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
68
71
-
139
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
-3
70
69
-
139
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
68
71
-
139
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-3
75
64
-
139
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
66
73
-
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
68
71
-
139
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-3
72
67
-
139
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
69
70
-
139
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-2
67
73
-
140
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-2
70
70
-
140
CUT
John Chin
USA
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
71
69
-
140
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
73
67
-
140
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
72
68
-
140
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
-2
73
67
-
140
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
-2
67
73
-
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
70
70
-
140
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-1
69
72
-
141
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
-1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
68
73
-
141
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
74
67
-
141
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
73
68
-
141
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
72
70
-
142
CUT
Kevin Stadler
USA
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Luke List
USA
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
70
74
-
144
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
71
73
-
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
2
72
72
-
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Brad Adamonis
USA
3
76
69
-
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
68
77
-
145
CUT
Max Homa
USA
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
3
75
70
-
145
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
3
70
75
-
145
CUT
Sebastian Vazquez
MEX
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Eamonn McLoughlin
USA
4
70
76
-
146
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
5
72
75
-
147
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Matt Hutchins
USA
5
75
72
-
147
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
6
75
73
-
148
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
6
71
77
-
148
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
USA
6
70
78
-
148
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
7
76
73
-
149
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
70
-
-
70
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
71
-
-
71
RET
Sam Saunders
USA
Par
75
-
-
75
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R3
Total
1
Matt Kuchar
USA
-20
65
193
2
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-16
66
197
T3
Danny Lee
NZL
-15
67
198
T3
Richy Werenski
USA
-15
67
198
T5
Aaron Wise
USA
-14
63
199
T5
Cameron Champ
USA
-14
69
199
T5
J. J. Spaun
USA
-14
65
199
T8
Abraham Ancer
USA
-13
67
200
T8
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-13
68
200
T8
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-13
69
200
T8
Brice Garnett
USA
-13
65
200
T8
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-13
67
200
T8
Jim Furyk
USA
-13
66
200
T8
Pat Perez
USA
-13
67
200
T15
Kelly Kraft
USA
-12
68
201
T15
Tony Finau
USA
-12
67
201
T17
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-11
71
202
T17
Harold Varner III
USA
-11
68
202
T17
J. T. Poston
USA
-11
68
202
T17
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-11
68
202
T17
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-11
65
202
T22
Chez Reavie
USA
-10
68
203
T22
James Hahn
USA
-10
70
203
T22
Josh Teater
USA
-10
69
203
T22
Patton Kizzire
USA
-10
72
203
T22
Rickie Fowler
USA
-10
69
203
T22
Russell Henley
USA
-10
68
203
T28
Armando Favela
MEX
-9
70
204
T28
Bud Cauley
USA
-9
71
204
T28
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-9
68
204
T28
Kevin Chappell
USA
-9
69
204
T28
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-9
72
204
T28
Steve Marino
USA
-9
70
204
T34
Chris Kirk
USA
-8
67
205
T34
Denny McCarthy
USA
-8
69
205
T34
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-8
71
205
T34
Ryan Armour
USA
-8
71
205
T34
Scott Langley
USA
-8
69
205
T34
Scott Piercy
USA
-8
70
205
T40
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
70
206
T40
Billy Horschel
USA
-7
69
206
T40
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-7
69
206
T40
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
68
206
T40
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-7
72
206
T40
Kramer Hickok
USA
-7
74
206
T40
Sam Ryder
USA
-7
69
206
T40
Seth Reeves
USA
-7
69
206
T40
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-7
68
206
T40
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-7
71
206
T50
Brian Gay
USA
-6
76
207
T50
Jason Dufner
USA
-6
72
207
T50
Oscar Fraustro
MEX
-6
71
207
T53
Anders Albertson
USA
-5
70
208
T53
Cameron Davis
AUS
-5
72
208
T53
J. B. Holmes
USA
-5
71
208
T53
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
76
208
T53
Scott Brown
USA
-5
73
208
T53
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
72
208
T53
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
70
208
T60
Bill Haas
USA
-4
71
209
T60
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
72
209
T62
Brian Harman
USA
-3
76
210
T62
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
72
210
T62
Gary Woodland
USA
-3
72
210
T62
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
73
210
T62
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-3
72
210
T67
Brandon Harkins
USA
-2
74
211
T67
Chase Wright
USA
-2
73
211
T67
Harris English
USA
-2
74
211
T67
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
73
211
71
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
74
212
72
Shintaro Ban
USA
3
81
216
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
-3
-
139
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
-
139
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
-3
-
139
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
-
139
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-3
-
139
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
-
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
-
139
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-3
-
139
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
-
139
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-2
-
140
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-2
-
140
CUT
John Chin
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
-
140
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
-
140
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-1
-
141
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
-
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
-
141
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Kevin Stadler
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
-
142
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
1
-
143
CUT
Luke List
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Brad Adamonis
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Max Homa
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
3
-
145
CUT
Sebastian Vazquez
MEX
3
-
145
CUT
Eamonn McLoughlin
USA
4
-
146
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
4
-
146
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
5
-
147
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
5
-
147
CUT
Matt Hutchins
USA
5
-
147
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
6
-
148
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
6
-
148
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
USA
6
-
148
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
7
-
149
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
-
70
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
-
71
RET
Sam Saunders
USA
Par
-
75