PGA Tour

RSM Classic 2018

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

Round 3

Charles on course to end 11-year PGA Tour title drought

November 17, 2018

Charles Howell kept his bid to end an 11-year PGA Tour title drought on track Saturday, firing a two-under par 68 for a one-stroke third-round lead in the RSM Classic.

Howell started the day with a three-shot cushion, and pushed the lead to five with two early birdies.

But two back-nine bogeys on the par-70 Seaside course in Sea Island, Georgia, left him little breathing room.

His 16-under par total of 196 put him one clear of veteran Jason Gore and rising rookie Cameron Champ, who both carded four-under par 66s.

Webb Simpson carded a 63 to share fourth along with Ryan Blaum, who signed for a 65.

Howell is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, but his most recent trip to the winner's circle came at Riviera in 2007.

Since then he has notched 53 top-10s and six second-place finishes.

It has been even longer since 44-year-old Gore claimed his lone PGA title, in 2005. Since then he has seen his career disrupted by back trouble, but he is making the most this week of a sponsor's exemption and played the back nine on Saturday in five-under with three birdies and an eagle at the par-five 15th.

Champ, the big-hitting 23-year-old who won his first title at the Sanderson Farms Championship last month, seized his share of second place with a birdie at 18, where he stuck his second shot less than three feet from the pin.

His seven birdies on the day included four in a row from the seventh through the 10th, and a birdie from a greenside bunker at 15.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Charles Howell III
USA
-16
64
64
68
196
T2
Cameron Champ
USA
-15
68
63
66
197
T2
Jason Gore
USA
-15
68
63
66
197
T4
Ryan Blaum
USA
-13
69
65
65
199
T4
Webb Simpson
USA
-13
68
68
63
199
6
Luke List
USA
-12
69
68
63
200
T7
Brian Gay
USA
-11
69
67
65
201
T7
David Hearn
CAN
-11
68
66
67
201
T7
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-11
70
70
61
201
T7
Zach Johnson
USA
-11
70
66
65
201
T11
Anders Albertson
USA
-10
70
66
66
202
T11
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-10
71
66
65
202
T11
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-10
67
68
67
202
T11
Kevin Kisner
USA
-10
70
69
63
202
T15
Chase Wright
USA
-9
67
69
67
203
T15
Derek Fathauer
USA
-9
68
68
67
203
T15
J. J. Spaun
USA
-9
66
71
66
203
T15
Lucas Glover
USA
-9
69
67
67
203
T15
Matthew Every
USA
-9
69
69
65
203
T15
Patton Kizzire
USA
-9
68
72
63
203
T15
Richy Werenski
USA
-9
71
69
63
203
T22
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-8
67
72
65
204
T22
Austin Cook
USA
-8
66
73
65
204
T22
Davis Love IV
USA
-8
70
70
64
204
T22
Harold Varner III
USA
-8
68
70
66
204
T22
Johnson Wagner
USA
-8
70
67
67
204
T22
Kyle Jones
USA
-8
71
68
65
204
T22
Peter Uihlein
USA
-8
66
71
67
204
T22
Robert Streb
USA
-8
71
67
66
204
T22
Scott Langley
USA
-8
70
67
67
204
T22
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-8
69
70
65
204
T32
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
69
69
67
205
T32
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-7
72
68
65
205
T32
Hunter Mahan
USA
-7
71
67
67
205
T32
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
70
67
68
205
T32
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-7
72
67
66
205
T32
Nate Lashley
USA
-7
70
70
65
205
T32
Nick Watney
USA
-7
69
64
72
205
T32
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
72
66
67
205
T32
Scott Brown
USA
-7
69
70
66
205
T32
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-7
68
69
68
205
T32
Tom Hoge
USA
-7
71
68
66
205
T43
Ben Crane
USA
-6
71
67
68
206
T43
Brendon Todd
USA
-6
68
69
69
206
T43
Chris Kirk
USA
-6
69
70
67
206
T43
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
69
67
70
206
T43
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-6
70
68
68
206
T43
Hank Lebioda
USA
-6
69
68
69
206
T43
Harris English
USA
-6
69
70
67
206
T43
Martin Piller
USA
-6
70
67
69
206
T43
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
71
67
68
206
T43
Sam Burns
USA
-6
72
67
67
206
T43
Sam Saunders
USA
-6
69
70
67
206
T43
Sean O'Hair
USA
-6
71
65
70
206
T43
Troy Merritt
USA
-6
69
68
69
206
T56
Brian Harman
USA
-5
66
68
73
207
T56
Garrett Barber
USA
-5
71
65
71
207
T56
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-5
70
69
68
207
T56
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-5
69
70
68
207
T56
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-5
68
70
69
207
T61
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
70
70
68
208
T61
Brice Garnett
USA
-4
70
65
73
208
T61
Cody Gribble
USA
-4
68
71
69
208
T61
D. A. Points
USA
-4
70
68
70
208
T61
Davis Love III
USA
-4
67
71
70
208
T61
Denny McCarthy
USA
-4
73
67
68
208
T61
Ernie Els
RSA
-4
70
66
72
208
T61
Hudson Swafford
USA
-4
72
68
68
208
T61
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-4
73
66
69
208
T61
Lee Hodges
USA
-4
70
68
70
208
T61
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
72
68
68
208
T72
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-3
71
69
69
209
T72
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-3
71
66
72
209
T72
Wyndham Clark
USA
-3
72
66
71
209
T75
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
69
71
211
T75
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
71
69
71
211
77
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
70
68
74
212
78
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
69
71
73
213
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
73
68
-
141
CUT
Ben Griffin
CAN
-1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Blake Morris
USA
-1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
67
74
-
141
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
71
70
-
141
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-1
73
68
-
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
75
66
-
141
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
-1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
73
68
-
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
74
68
-
142
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
72
70
-
142
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
Par
72
70
-
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
69
73
-
142
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
Par
74
68
-
142
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
74
68
-
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
73
69
-
142
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
73
69
-
142
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
Par
73
69
-
142
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
1
72
71
-
143
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
1
75
68
-
143
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
68
75
-
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
1
75
68
-
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
72
72
-
144
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
2
77
67
-
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
2
76
68
-
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
74
71
-
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
3
72
73
-
145
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
73
72
-
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
3
74
71
-
145
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
74
71
-
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
73
72
-
145
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Adam Long
USA
4
71
75
-
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
4
73
73
-
146
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
Max Homa
USA
4
74
72
-
146
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
4
76
70
-
146
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
5
69
78
-
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
76
71
-
147
CUT
Alex Kang
USA
6
73
75
-
148
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
6
76
72
-
148
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
7
72
77
-
149
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
7
74
75
-
149
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
7
75
74
-
149
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
7
75
74
-
149
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
7
72
77
-
149
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
7
74
75
-
149
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
8
79
71
-
150
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
8
70
80
-
150
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
9
74
77
-
151
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
11
73
80
-
153
CUT
Peter Tarver-Jones
ENG
11
77
76
-
153
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
73
80
-
153
RET
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
75
-
-
75
RET
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
78
-
-
78
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R3
Total
1
Charles Howell III
USA
-16
68
196
T2
Cameron Champ
USA
-15
66
197
T2
Jason Gore
USA
-15
66
197
T4
Ryan Blaum
USA
-13
65
199
T4
Webb Simpson
USA
-13
63
199
6
Luke List
USA
-12
63
200
T7
Brian Gay
USA
-11
65
201
T7
David Hearn
CAN
-11
67
201
T7
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-11
61
201
T7
Zach Johnson
USA
-11
65
201
T11
Anders Albertson
USA
-10
66
202
T11
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-10
65
202
T11
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-10
67
202
T11
Kevin Kisner
USA
-10
63
202
T15
Chase Wright
USA
-9
67
203
T15
Derek Fathauer
USA
-9
67
203
T15
J. J. Spaun
USA
-9
66
203
T15
Lucas Glover
USA
-9
67
203
T15
Matthew Every
USA
-9
65
203
T15
Patton Kizzire
USA
-9
63
203
T15
Richy Werenski
USA
-9
63
203
T22
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-8
65
204
T22
Austin Cook
USA
-8
65
204
T22
Davis Love IV
USA
-8
64
204
T22
Harold Varner III
USA
-8
66
204
T22
Johnson Wagner
USA
-8
67
204
T22
Kyle Jones
USA
-8
65
204
T22
Peter Uihlein
USA
-8
67
204
T22
Robert Streb
USA
-8
66
204
T22
Scott Langley
USA
-8
67
204
T22
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-8
65
204
T32
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
67
205
T32
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-7
65
205
T32
Hunter Mahan
USA
-7
67
205
T32
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
68
205
T32
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-7
66
205
T32
Nate Lashley
USA
-7
65
205
T32
Nick Watney
USA
-7
72
205
T32
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
67
205
T32
Scott Brown
USA
-7
66
205
T32
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-7
68
205
T32
Tom Hoge
USA
-7
66
205
T43
Ben Crane
USA
-6
68
206
T43
Brendon Todd
USA
-6
69
206
T43
Chris Kirk
USA
-6
67
206
T43
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
70
206
T43
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-6
68
206
T43
Hank Lebioda
USA
-6
69
206
T43
Harris English
USA
-6
67
206
T43
Martin Piller
USA
-6
69
206
T43
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
68
206
T43
Sam Burns
USA
-6
67
206
T43
Sam Saunders
USA
-6
67
206
T43
Sean O'Hair
USA
-6
70
206
T43
Troy Merritt
USA
-6
69
206
T56
Brian Harman
USA
-5
73
207
T56
Garrett Barber
USA
-5
71
207
T56
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-5
68
207
T56
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-5
68
207
T56
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-5
69
207
T61
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
68
208
T61
Brice Garnett
USA
-4
73
208
T61
Cody Gribble
USA
-4
69
208
T61
D. A. Points
USA
-4
70
208
T61
Davis Love III
USA
-4
70
208
T61
Denny McCarthy
USA
-4
68
208
T61
Ernie Els
RSA
-4
72
208
T61
Hudson Swafford
USA
-4
68
208
T61
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-4
69
208
T61
Lee Hodges
USA
-4
70
208
T61
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
68
208
T72
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-3
69
209
T72
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-3
72
209
T72
Wyndham Clark
USA
-3
71
209
T75
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
211
T75
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
71
211
77
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
74
212
78
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
73
213
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Ben Griffin
CAN
-1
-
141
CUT
Blake Morris
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
-
141
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-1
-
141
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
-
141
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
-1
-
141
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-1
-
141
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
-
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-1
-
141
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
-
142
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
-
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
Par
-
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
Par
-
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
Par
-
142
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
1
-
143
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
-
143
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
-
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
1
-
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
-
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
2
-
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
2
-
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
2
-
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
-
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
3
-
145
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
-
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
-
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
3
-
145
CUT
Adam Long
USA
4
-
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
4
-
146
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
4
-
146
CUT
Max Homa
USA
4
-
146
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
4
-
146
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
5
-
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
-
147
CUT
Alex Kang
USA
6
-
148
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
6
-
148
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
7
-
149
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
7
-
149
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
7
-
149
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
7
-
149
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
7
-
149
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
7
-
149
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
8
-
150
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
8
-
150
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
9
-
151
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
11
-
153
CUT
Peter Tarver-Jones
ENG
11
-
153
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
-
153
RET
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
-
75
RET
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
-
78