Fitzpatrick takes lead after carding career-low round in South Carolina

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April 16, 2023
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Matt Fitzpatrick closed with a bogey-free, career-low 63 featuring an eagle at the par-4 3rd hole when he holed out from the waste area from 149 yards. He takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage.

"[The eagle is] obviously a great start to the round. It puts you in great position, 3-under through 3. For me, that's ideally the start you need on a Saturday, isn't it. It just gets you off to a good start," said the Englishman.

"I think this is a golf course that's shown that there are low scores around here this week, and to do that for myself is a big positive.

"Aside from Augusta it's my favorite golf course. It really is. I love coming here to play it. I've not had the best results around here. I've had a couple good runs and a couple poor ones, but I really enjoy the design, enjoy the test, and I think it's a great golf course."

He holds the 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour for the third time while seeking his second win.

2022 runner-up Patrick Cantlay of the USA shot a bogey-free 66 as he seeks to become the first player to win a tournament one year after losing it in a playoff since 2008.

"I feel like it's important to play from the fairway around this golf course, and I did that. Gave myself a lot of chances and was able to hole some putts on the back nine," said Cantlay.

"I think the course does a good job of - if you're playing in position you can be aggressive to certain hole locations, but if you get out of position you really need to take your medicine.

"This golf course gives you a lot of chances if you play from the fairway."

Compatriot and defending champion Jordan Spieth also shot a 66 and trails by two in his bid to successfully defend on Tour for the first time in twelve attempts.

Overnight leader Jimmy Walker sits three back after carding a 72 in search of his first title since the 2016 PGA Championship.

Tied in fourth place at 11-under alongside Walker are fellow Americans Taylor Moore (67), Mark Hubbard (68) and Scottie Scheffler (69) as well as England's Tommy Fleetwood (68).

World No. 2 Scheffler would move back into the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory this week regardless of where current No. 1 Jon Rahm (T21) finishes.

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2Patrick Cantlay-13696566200
3Jordan Spieth-12686766201
T4Taylor Moore-11686767202
T4Mark Hubbard-11686668202
T4Tommy Fleetwood-11696568202
T4Jimmy Walker-11656572202
T4Scottie Scheffler-11686569202
T9Chez Reavie-10726665203
T9Cam Davis-10706766203
T9Hayden Buckley-10696866203
T9Rickie Fowler-10676868203
T9Matt Kuchar-10686768203
T9Emiliano Grillo-10686768203
T9Xander Schauffele-10676670203
T16Keegan Bradley-9736764204
T16Sungjae Im-9667266204
T16Russell Henley-9726666204
T16Brian Harman-9657069204
T16Patton Kizzire-9706569204
T21Patrick Rodgers-8687166205
T21Sahith Theegala-8706867205
T21Corey Conners-8706867205
T21Lee Hodges-8706768205
T21Adam Scott-8696868205
T21Brendon Todd-8706768205
T21Carson Young-8686869205
T21Jon Rahm-8726469205
T21Aaron Rai-8637171205
T21Justin Rose-8666772205
T31Collin Morikawa-7726866206
T31Wyndham Clark-7677366206
T31Michael Thompson-7716867206
T31Chris Kirk-7696968206
T31Scott Stallings-7667268206
T31Denny McCarthy-7716669206
T31Ben Griffin-7706571206
T38Nick Taylor-6707067207
T38Gary Woodland-6696870207
T38Nate Lashley-6696771207
T41Adam Long-5687268208
T41Sam Burns-5697069208
T41Tyrrell Hatton-5687070208
T41Tony Finau-5706870208
T41Adam Svensson-5716770208
T46Adam Schenk-4716969209
T46K.H. Lee-4716969209
T46Ben Martin-4716870209
T46Andrew Putnam-4677270209
T46Cameron Young-4716870209
T46Ernie Els-4687071209
T46Justin Thomas-4696872209
T46Davis Thompson-4726572209
T46Beau Hossler-4696872209
T46Doug Ghim-4686873209
T56Lucas Herbert-3726771210
T56Christiaan Bezuidenhout-3716871210
T56James Hahn-3706971210
T56Zach Johnson-3667173210
T60Max McGreevy-1707072212
T60Austin Smotherman-1697073212
T60Garrick Higgo-1736673212
T60Danny Willett-1706874212
T60Viktor Hovland-1647078212
T65Jim HermanE697173213
T65Shane LowryE706974213
T65Kevin StreelmanE706974213
T68Matthew NeSmith1716974214
T68Justin Suh1736774214
T68Harris English1707074214
T68Kramer Hickok1687175214
T72Justin Lower3707076216
T72Luke Donald3707076216
CUTCallum Tarren-17368-141
CUTAlex Smalley-17170-141
CUTTom Kim-17170-141
CUTRobert Streb-16972-141
CUTJ.T. Poston-17071-141
CUTStewart Cink-16873-141
CUTDavis Riley-17170-141
CUTScott Piercy-16972-141
CUTMin Woo Lee-17170-141
CUTTroy Merritt-17269-141
CUTDavid Lipsky-17071-141
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CUTErik van Rooyen-16972-141
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CUTSam RyderPar7171-142
CUTSatoshi KodairaPar7072-142
CUTTrey MullinaxPar7072-142
CUTAndrew LandryPar7369-142
CUTMaverick McNealyPar7270-142
CUTKurt KitayamaPar7072-142
CUTRyan PalmerPar7072-142
CUTGreyson SiggPar7171-142
CUTChesson HadleyPar7171-142
CUTDoc Redman+17370-143
CUTBilly Horschel+16974-143
CUTMackenzie Hughes+17073-143
CUTC.T. Pan+17370-143
CUTWesley Bryan+17271-143
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CUTSam Stevens+17271-143
CUTMatthias Schwab+17271-143
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CUTRyan Brehm+16974-143
CUTNick Hardy+27074-144
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CUTSi Woo Kim+27074-144
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RBC Heritage 2023

Date: April 13th - 16th 2023

Location: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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