The Genesis Invitational R3

McIlroy shares lead heading into final round at Riviera

February 13-16
Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, California
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

The Genesis Invitational R3 - McIlroy shares lead
Rory McIlroy is firmly in contention at Riviera (Ryan Kang/AP)

The final day of the Genesis Invitational looks set to come down to the wire as Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar finished the third round tied for the lead at Riviera.


After missing numerous opportunities throughout his first two rounds, a crucial birdie on the 13th kept Northern Irishman McIlroy in the mix.

A shocking run of three bogeys in four holes did not derail Kuchar’s bid as the American recovered to finish Saturday with a one-under round of 70.


Meanwhile, Australian Scott holed six birdies to storm into contention with a four-under 67.

The trio are closely followed by Dustin Johnson, who showed some of the form that saw him clinch the Riviera title in 2017 as he ended the penultimate round birdie-eagle-par for a 67.


McIlroy is staying focused ahead of Sunday’s final round, with the three leaders on 10-under and just four shots separating the top 16 players.

“You just have to worry about yourself, concentrate on what you’re doing, do it well, set yourself a target, don’t think about anyone else and if that’s good enough at the end of the day, then great,” he told the PGA Tour website.


“If not, then someone just played better than you and hats off to them.”

Kuchar is keen to add the title to his list of trophies.

He said: “There’s not a PGA Tour event you wouldn’t want to win, but there are a handful that are extra special, have a great list of past champions, have a great golf course. This one’s one of those.

“You chalk it up as one of those sort of extra special Tour events that you really hope to put your name as a past champion.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Adam Scott
AUS
-10
72
64
67
203
T1
Matt Kuchar
USA
-10
64
69
70
203
T1
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-10
68
67
68
203
T4
Harold Varner III
USA
-9
67
68
69
204
T4
Russell Henley
USA
-9
67
69
68
204
T6
Dustin Johnson
USA
-8
72
66
67
205
T6
Joel Dahmen
USA
-8
68
71
66
205
T8
Max Homa
USA
-7
72
69
65
206
T8
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-7
69
67
70
206
T8
Talor Gooch
USA
-7
70
72
64
206
T11
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-6
68
70
69
207
T11
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-6
71
72
64
207
T11
Jon Rahm
ESP
-6
70
68
69
207
T11
Luke List
USA
-6
71
68
68
207
T11
Scott Brown
USA
-6
71
68
68
207
T11
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
67
68
72
207
T17
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
69
68
71
208
T17
Collin Morikawa
USA
-5
73
67
68
208
T17
James Hahn
USA
-5
68
70
70
208
T17
Paul Casey
ENG
-5
69
69
70
208
T17
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
69
69
70
208
T22
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
72
68
69
209
T22
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-4
68
70
71
209
T22
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-4
67
73
69
209
T22
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-4
71
70
68
209
T22
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
68
69
72
209
T22
Scott Piercy
USA
-4
70
69
70
209
T28
Andrew Landry
USA
-3
68
72
70
210
T28
Brooks Koepka
USA
-3
69
73
68
210
T28
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
74
69
67
210
T28
Lanto Griffin
USA
-3
71
70
69
210
T28
Marc Leishman
AUS
-3
70
72
68
210
T28
Sam Burns
USA
-3
73
68
69
210
T28
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
69
69
72
210
T28
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
69
67
74
210
T36
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-2
71
71
69
211
T36
Adam Schenk
USA
-2
67
73
71
211
T36
Denny McCarthy
USA
-2
69
72
70
211
T36
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
69
72
70
211
T36
Joseph Bramlett
USA
-2
74
69
68
211
T36
Martin Trainer
USA
-2
72
71
68
211
T36
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-2
68
72
71
211
T36
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
71
71
69
211
T36
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-2
70
70
71
211
T36
Xander Schauffele
USA
-2
72
70
69
211
T46
Jordan Spieth
USA
-1
72
70
70
212
T46
Justin Rose
ENG
-1
69
69
74
212
T46
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
71
71
70
212
T46
Pat Perez
USA
-1
73
70
69
212
T46
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
68
73
71
212
T46
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-1
71
71
70
212
T46
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-1
69
72
71
212
T53
Abraham Ancer
USA
Par
76
67
70
213
T53
Alexander Noren
SWE
Par
71
70
72
213
T53
Brian Harman
USA
Par
70
69
74
213
T53
Bud Cauley
USA
Par
74
69
70
213
T57
Brendon Todd
USA
1
73
70
71
214
T57
J. B. Holmes
USA
1
69
69
76
214
T57
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
1
72
68
74
214
T57
Steve Stricker
USA
1
72
71
71
214
T57
Tony Finau
USA
1
72
71
71
214
62
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
73
69
73
215
T63
Charles Howell III
USA
5
77
66
75
218
T63
Tiger Woods
USA
5
69
73
76
218
T65
Jason Dufner
USA
6
75
68
76
219
T65
Kyle Stanley
USA
6
71
70
78
219
67
Tyler Duncan
USA
8
73
69
79
221
68
Ryan Palmer
USA
9
71
70
81
222
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
2
71
73
144
CUT
Adam Long
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
2
73
71
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Jason Day
AUS
2
68
76
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
2
75
69
144
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
2
72
72
144
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
2
71
73
144
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
2
74
70
144
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
2
69
75
144
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
2
71
73
144
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
2
69
75
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
70
75
145
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
3
72
73
145
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
3
71
74
145
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Justin Thomas
USA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
3
69
76
145
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
4
72
74
146
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
4
74
72
146
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
4
72
74
146
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
5
72
75
147
CUT
Kevin Na
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Matthew Wolff
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
5
76
71
147
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
6
73
75
148
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
6
75
73
148
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
6
75
73
148
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
7
72
77
149
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
7
79
70
149
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
7
73
76
149
CUT
Francesco Molinari
ITA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
8
74
76
150
CUT
Sean Yu
TWN
9
78
73
151
CUT
Kyong-Jun Moon
CHN
10
80
72
152
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