The Honda Classic R3

Matt Jones takes 3-shot lead into the final day

Honda Classic 2021 R3
March 11-14
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Matt Jones knows how to play in the wind, and it showed on Saturday. He fired two bogeys and three birdies to close in 1-under 69 for a 10-under total at The Honda Classic, three shots clear of overnight leader Aaron Wise and J.B. Holmes.


Honda Classic 2021 R3

“I’m happy to go low with the ball flight and I’m probably a little more conservative when the wind is up,” said Jones. “I’ll probably play a little safer than normal. I’m naturally a very aggressive player. But I think in the wind, I have a tendency to manage the golf course differently.”

Wise started his round with a three-shot lead and started well with birdies at the 2nd and 4th taking his lead to six shots but a double bogey at the par-4 6th started his collapse and he closed with a 5-over 75 following five more bogeys.


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“I was playing from out of position a lot, so it added up to a big number,” said Wise. “But luckily with how I played those first two days I’m still in it and still have a chance.”

“Anything can happen coming down the stretch here in general, and especially with the holes playing all back into the wind it makes it that much tougher. If you’re in the mix you’re going to have a chance coming down the stretch, because anything can happen.”


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Holmes shot a 67 for the second day running.

“There really wasn’t anything I really struggled with today,” said Holmes. “I hit everything pretty solid. So, it was just a really good day for me.”



C.T. Pan shot the low round of the day with a bogey-free 65 to tie alongside Cameron Tringale (69) and Sam Ryder (72) in fourth place at 6-under.



Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Matt Jones
-10
61
70
69
200
T2
J.B. Holmes
-7
69
67
67
203
T2
Aaron Wise
-7
64
64
75
203
T4
Cheng Tsung Pan
-6
67
72
65
204
T4
Sam Ryder
-6
69
63
72
204
T4
Cameron Tringale
-6
67
68
69
204
T7
Keegan Bradley
-5
69
69
67
205
T7
Stewart Cink
-5
71
64
70
205
T7
Brice Garnett
-5
71
64
70
205
T7
Sungjae Im
-5
68
68
69
205
T7
Zach Johnson
-5
67
68
70
205
T7
Robert Streb
-5
69
66
70
205
T13
Lucas Glover
-4
71
66
69
206
T13
Russell Henley
-4
64
69
73
206
T13
Chris Kirk
-4
68
71
67
206
T13
Roger Sloan
-4
71
69
66
206
T13
Camilo Villegas
-4
69
65
72
206
T18
Ryan Armour
-3
70
71
66
207
T18
Cameron Davis
-3
66
71
70
207
T18
Adam Hadwin
-3
72
65
70
207
T18
Brandon Hagy
-3
69
62
76
207
T18
Shane Lowry
-3
67
66
74
207
T18
Denny McCarthy
-3
68
65
74
207
T18
Sepp Straka
-3
68
70
69
207
T18
Steve Stricker
-3
66
71
70
207
T18
Harold Varner III
-3
71
65
71
207
T27
William Gordon
-2
67
69
72
208
T27
John Huh
-2
68
70
70
208
T27
Phil Mickelson
-2
71
68
69
208
T27
Alex Noren
-2
71
68
69
208
T27
Adam Scott
-2
69
67
72
208
T27
Jhonattan Vegas
-2
71
68
69
208
T27
Vincent Whaley
-2
73
67
68
208
T34
Lucas Herbert
-1
70
69
70
209
T34
Harry Higgs
-1
68
67
74
209
T34
Tyler McCumber
-1
70
69
70
209
T34
Joaquin Niemann
-1
69
67
73
209
T34
Brendan Steele
-1
73
65
71
209
T34
Kevin Streelman
-1
69
67
73
209
T34
Erik van Rooyen
-1
70
70
69
209
T41
Jim Herman
E
70
71
69
210
T41
Mark Hubbard
E
68
73
69
210
T41
William McGirt
E
69
69
72
210
T41
Adam Schenk
E
72
66
72
210
T41
Charl Schwartzel
E
70
69
71
210
T41
Chase Seiffert
E
67
74
69
210
T41
Michael Thompson
E
71
66
73
210
T48
Kevin Chappell
1
66
70
75
211
T48
Jason Dufner
1
68
68
75
211
T48
Brian Gay
1
71
67
73
211
T48
Mackenzie Hughes
1
68
72
71
211
T48
Tom Lewis
1
74
66
71
211
T48
Matthew NeSmith
1
70
68
73
211
T48
Stephen Stallings Jr.
1
71
70
70
211
T55
Scott Harrington
2
66
67
79
212
T55
Satoshi Kodaira
2
70
71
71
212
T55
Chase Koepka
2
69
69
74
212
T55
Keith Mitchell
2
69
69
74
212
T55
Pat Perez
2
72
69
71
212
T60
Talor Gooch
3
72
69
72
213
T60
Beau Hossler
3
71
70
72
213
T60
Nate Lashley
3
68
71
74
213
63
Jimmy Walker
4
69
68
77
214
T64
Ted Potter, Jr.
5
70
71
74
215
T64
D.J. Trahan
5
68
71
76
215
T66
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
6
70
71
75
216
T66
Rickie Fowler
6
70
68
78
216
68
Bronson Burgoon
7
69
70
78
217
CUT
Byeong Hun An
2
72
70
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
2
70
72
142
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
74
68
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
2
70
72
142
CUT
Russell Knox
2
70
72
142
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
2
72
70
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
2
74
68
142
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
2
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
2
72
70
142
CUT
Richy Werenski
2
69
73
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
2
71
71
142
CUT
Austin Cook
3
74
69
143
CUT
Luke Donald
3
76
67
143
CUT
David Hearn
3
73
70
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
3
71
72
143
CUT
Kelly Kraft
3
71
72
143
CUT
Henrik Norlander
3
71
72
143
CUT
Cameron Percy
3
69
74
143
CUT
Ian Poulter
3
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
3
70
73
143
CUT
Matt Wallace
3
74
69
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
4
75
69
144
CUT
Rhein Gibson
4
74
70
144
CUT
Bo Hoag
4
71
73
144
CUT
Michael Kim
4
74
70
144
CUT
Luke List
4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Long
4
68
76
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
4
72
72
144
CUT
Kris Ventura
4
73
71
144
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
5
66
79
145
CUT
Scott Brown
5
71
74
145
CUT
Rafael Campos
5
70
75
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
5
73
72
145
CUT
Doug Ghim
5
72
73
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
5
72
73
145
CUT
Chez Reavie
5
70
75
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
74
71
145
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
6
75
71
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
6
74
72
146
CUT
Maverick McNealy
6
76
70
146
CUT
Marcelo Rozo
6
77
69
146
CUT
Zach Zaback
6
77
69
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
7
74
73
147
CUT
J.T. Poston
7
74
73
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vijay Singh
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
7
77
70
147
CUT
Brandon Wu
7
74
73
147
CUT
Michael Gligic
8
72
76
148
CUT
Ryo Ishikawa
8
78
70
148
CUT
Graeme McDowell
8
79
69
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
8
72
76
148
CUT
Lee Westwood
8
70
78
148
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
9
75
74
149
CUT
Erik Compton
9
70
79
149
CUT
Hank Lebioda
9
75
74
149
CUT
Hunter Mahan
9
77
72
149
CUT
Alan Morin
9
75
74
149
CUT
J.J. Spaun
9
74
75
149
CUT
Padraig Harrington
10
72
78
150
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
10
78
72
150
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
10
75
75
150
CUT
Peter Malnati
11
75
76
151
CUT
Grayson Murray
11
76
75
151
CUT
Brian Stuard
11
79
72
151
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
11
76
75
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
12
74
78
152
CUT
Sung Kang
12
76
76
152
CUT
Andrew Landry
12
79
73
152
CUT
Martin Kaymer
13
77
76
153
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
13
79
74
153
CUT
Henrik Stenson
13
78
75
153
CUT
Martin Trainer
17
72
85
157
CUT
Kamaiu Johnson
20
81
79
160
WD
Sean O’Hair
E
WD
James Hahn
E
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