The Players Championship R3

Lee Westwood vs. Bryson DeChambeau: Round 2

Players Championship 2021 R3
March 11-14
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
$15,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Lee Westwood was even par at the turn, fired three birdies over the next six holes capped off by a fourth at the par-3 17th to close with a 68 and take the lead of The Players Championship at 13-under 203. He has been bogey-free for 44 holes and remarkably has only dropped two shots this week.



“His driving is impeccable, his iron play is impeccable and he makes putts when he needs to,” said Bryson DeChambeau. “Fortunately for me last week I was able to get the job done, and I think tomorrow is going to be an incredible battle.”

For the first time in over fourteen years the same two players will be in the final group in back-to back PGA tournaments. Vijay Singh and Adam Scott played together nine weeks apart at the 2006 Tour Championship and the season-opener Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua while Westwood and DeChambeau were vying for the title just last week at Bay Hill where DeChambeau came from one shot behind to beat Westwood by one shot.

“It’s like Round 2, the rematch,” said Westwood.





On the face of it Sawgrass is less suited to DeChambeau’s style of play, requiring more strategy than power, but he’s not letting that stop him. With six birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 14th he signed for a 67 on Saturday and lies two shots behind Westwood.

“I suppose if you sat Bryson down here and you asked him which golf course would suit him more, he’d probably say Bay Hill,” said Westwood. “You can open your shoulders a little bit more around Bay Hill than you can around here. This place is a little bit more strategic. But credit to Bryson. You wouldn’t associate this golf course with his style of play, and he’s up there. It shows he can adapt his game.”



Justin Thomas fired five birdies and a bogey to make the turn in 32, made back-to-back birdies on the next two holes and eagled the par-5 16th to close with a 64 and a tie for third at 10-under alongside Doug Ghim (68).

Paul Casey produced six birdies and an eagle at the par-5 2nd but also three bogeys for a 67 and a share of fifth place at 9-under alongside Jon Rahm (67) and Brian Harman (69).





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Lee Westwood
-13
69
66
68
203
2
Bryson DeChambeau
-11
69
69
67
205
T3
Doug Ghim
-10
71
67
68
206
T3
Justin Thomas
-10
71
71
64
206
T5
Paul Casey
-9
73
67
67
207
T5
Brian Harman
-9
67
71
69
207
T5
Jon Rahm
-9
72
68
67
207
T8
Sergio Garcia
-8
65
72
71
208
T8
Chris Kirk
-8
72
65
71
208
T8
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-8
68
68
72
208
T11
Si Woo Kim
-7
72
70
67
209
T11
Cameron Smith
-7
71
73
65
209
T13
Abraham Ancer
-6
72
70
68
210
T13
Talor Gooch
-6
71
68
71
210
T13
Ryan Palmer
-6
70
72
68
210
T16
Harry Higgs
-5
71
73
67
211
T16
Tom Hoge
-5
69
71
71
211
T16
Patton Kizzire
-5
70
69
72
211
T16
Adam Long
-5
70
74
67
211
T16
Shane Lowry
-5
68
74
69
211
T16
Will Zalatoris
-5
70
71
70
211
T22
Corey Conners
-4
68
72
72
212
T22
Jason Day
-4
70
71
71
212
T22
Lanto Griffin
-4
73
71
68
212
T22
Patrick Reed
-4
70
72
70
212
T22
Jordan Spieth
-4
70
74
68
212
T27
Ryan Armour
-3
74
68
71
213
T27
Daniel Berger
-3
74
68
71
213
T27
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-3
70
72
71
213
T27
Scott Brown
-3
71
70
72
213
T27
Jason Kokrak
-3
70
72
71
213
T27
Denny McCarthy
-3
69
69
75
213
T27
Tyler McCumber
-3
72
69
72
213
T27
Victor Perez
-3
73
71
69
213
T27
J.T. Poston
-3
76
68
69
213
T36
Adam Hadwin
-2
74
69
71
214
T36
Kramer Hickok
-2
74
68
72
214
T36
Charley Hoffman
-2
70
68
76
214
T36
Charles Howell III
-2
73
70
71
214
T36
Matt Jones
-2
73
71
70
214
T36
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-2
72
71
71
214
T36
Phil Mickelson
-2
71
72
71
214
T36
Joaquin Niemann
-2
73
71
70
214
T36
Scott Piercy
-2
73
70
71
214
T36
Brian Stuard
-2
74
68
72
214
T36
Brendon Todd
-2
74
69
71
214
T36
Harold Varner III
-2
70
73
71
214
T48
Keegan Bradley
-1
70
72
73
215
T48
Dylan Frittelli
-1
71
68
76
215
T48
Billy Horschel
-1
71
73
71
215
T48
Sungjae Im
-1
72
66
77
215
T48
Zach Johnson
-1
75
68
72
215
T48
Ryan Moore
-1
75
69
71
215
T48
Brendan Steele
-1
72
72
71
215
T55
Lucas Glover
E
75
69
72
216
T55
Dustin Johnson
E
73
70
73
216
T55
Russell Knox
E
71
73
72
216
T55
Louis Oosthuizen
E
73
69
74
216
T55
Cameron Percy
E
73
70
73
216
T55
Adam Scott
E
72
71
73
216
T55
Nick Taylor
E
70
74
72
216
T55
Michael Thompson
E
71
73
72
216
T55
Jhonattan Vegas
E
73
71
72
216
T55
Aaron Wise
E
73
71
72
216
T65
James Hahn
1
76
67
74
217
T65
Patrick Rodgers
1
74
70
73
217
T67
Nate Lashley
2
74
69
75
218
T67
Rory Sabbatini
2
69
75
74
218
T69
Scott Harrington
4
72
71
77
220
T69
Martin Laird
4
73
71
76
220
T69
Collin Morikawa
4
71
73
76
220
CUT
Brice Garnett
1
74
71
145
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
1
71
74
145
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
1
76
69
145
CUT
Mark Hubbard
1
78
67
145
CUT
Marc Leishman
1
71
74
145
CUT
Luke List
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
1
76
69
145
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
1
71
74
145
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
1
74
71
145
CUT
Adam Schenk
1
72
73
145
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
1
75
70
145
CUT
Stewart Cink
2
76
70
146
CUT
Joel Dahmen
2
72
74
146
CUT
Tommy Fleetwood
2
75
71
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
2
74
72
146
CUT
Max Homa
2
73
73
146
CUT
Viktor Hovland
2
72
74
146
CUT
Danny Lee
2
72
74
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
2
76
70
146
CUT
Pat Perez
2
77
69
146
CUT
Andrew Putnam
2
74
72
146
CUT
Doc Redman
2
73
73
146
CUT
Robby Shelton
2
75
71
146
CUT
Webb Simpson
2
71
75
146
CUT
Kevin Streelman
2
73
73
146
CUT
Bubba Watson
2
76
70
146
CUT
Gary Woodland
2
70
76
146
CUT
Tony Finau
3
78
69
147
CUT
Branden Grace
3
74
73
147
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
3
75
72
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
3
72
75
147
CUT
Tom Lewis
3
73
74
147
CUT
Robert MacIntyre
3
74
73
147
CUT
Graeme McDowell
3
73
74
147
CUT
Francesco Molinari
3
76
71
147
CUT
Sam Ryder
3
72
75
147
CUT
Scott Stallings
3
76
71
147
CUT
Robert Streb
3
76
71
147
CUT
Steve Stricker
3
70
77
147
CUT
Cameron Tringale
3
73
74
147
CUT
Cameron Champ
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jason Dufner
4
73
75
148
CUT
Russell Henley
4
75
73
148
CUT
Alex Noren
4
78
70
148
CUT
Ian Poulter
4
77
71
148
CUT
Chez Reavie
4
73
75
148
CUT
Xander Schauffele
4
76
72
148
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
5
74
75
149
CUT
Keith Mitchell
5
76
73
149
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
5
73
76
149
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
5
74
75
149
CUT
Sepp Straka
5
74
75
149
CUT
Austin Cook
6
77
73
150
CUT
Cameron Davis
6
76
74
150
CUT
Rickie Fowler
6
77
73
150
CUT
Kevin Kisner
6
75
75
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
6
78
72
150
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
6
76
74
150
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
6
74
76
150
CUT
Matt Kuchar
7
76
75
151
CUT
Troy Merritt
7
74
77
151
CUT
Richy Werenski
7
80
71
151
CUT
Wyndham Clark
8
79
73
152
CUT
Beau Hossler
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jerry Kelly
8
73
79
152
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
8
78
74
152
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
8
77
75
152
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
8
76
76
152
CUT
Tyler Duncan
9
80
73
153
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
81
72
153
CUT
Brian Gay
10
80
74
154
CUT
Rory McIlroy
10
79
75
154
CUT
Henrik Norlander
10
80
74
154
CUT
Hudson Swafford
11
82
73
155
CUT
Sam Burns
13
81
76
157
CUT
Sung Kang
13
76
81
157
CUT
Maverick McNealy
13
80
77
157
CUT
Jimmy Walker
13
83
74
157
CUT
Jim Herman
14
81
77
158
CUT
Henrik Stenson
15
85
74
159
CUT
Byeong Hun An
18
83
79
162
CUT
Kyle Stanley
23
83
84
167
WD
Kevin Na
E
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