Vivint Houston Open R3

Sam Burns holds on to lead

November 05-08
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Sam Burns overcame two successive bogeys on the second and third holes with an eagle at the eighth and three birdies in his final six holes to hold on to the lead in Houston with a 68 and a 9-under, 201 total.


Memorial Park, returning to the PGA Tour after more than fifty year, is proving a real challenge. The scoring average this week is more than a stroke over par and there have been 32 triple-bogeys or worse so far, more than there were for the entire week at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot earlier this year.

“It’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when this golf course will hit you,” said Burns.



One shot behind Burns are Jason Day and Carlos Ortiz who both shot 67s on Saturday.

A further two shots back is Dustin Johnson, playing for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19 and missing two starts. He chose to self-isolate in his hotel room for eleven days and was unable to practice.

“The most movement I made was to the shower.”


Johnson didn’t get back to practice until a week before the Houston Open and was still feeling the effects of the long break.

He shot 2-over 72, including five bogeys in his first nine holes, in his opening round but followed it with a 66 on Friday then again on Saturday.

“Obviously after the first nine holes I’ve played pretty solid and I like the way I’m playing. I’m swinging well. I’m seeing a lot of similarities to how I was playing back when I was playing really well a couple months ago. The game’s feeling really good going into next week and obviously we’ve still got another day tomorrow and I feel like I’m in a good position with a chance to win.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sam Burns
-9
68
65
68
201
T2
Jason Day
-8
67
68
67
202
T2
Carlos Ortiz
-8
67
68
67
202
4
Sepp Straka
-7
68
69
66
203
5
Dustin Johnson
-6
72
66
66
204
T6
Aaron Wise
-5
70
66
69
205
T6
Dawie van der Walt
-5
70
66
69
205
T8
Tony Finau
-4
69
69
68
206
T8
Patton Kizzire
-4
69
67
70
206
T8
Shane Lowry
-4
69
69
68
206
T8
Hideki Matsuyama
-4
70
70
66
206
T8
Michael Thompson
-4
67
72
67
206
T13
Viktor Hovland
-3
70
69
68
207
T13
Russell Knox
-3
69
71
67
207
T13
Brooks Koepka
-3
72
70
65
207
T13
Adam Long
-3
68
70
69
207
T13
J.T. Poston
-3
70
67
70
207
T18
Talor Gooch
-2
68
69
71
208
T18
Will Gordon
-2
76
67
65
208
T18
Fabián Gómez
-2
70
69
69
208
T18
Tyrrell Hatton
-2
71
70
67
208
T22
Scott Brown
-1
69
68
72
209
T22
Corey Conners
-1
69
67
73
209
T22
Maverick McNealy
-1
71
71
67
209
T22
Francesco Molinari
-1
70
68
71
209
T22
Cameron Tringale
-1
70
70
69
209
T22
Erik van Rooyen
-1
71
69
69
209
T28
Padraig Harrington
E
71
68
71
210
T28
Russell Henley
E
69
72
69
210
T28
Mackenzie Hughes
E
70
72
68
210
T28
Nate Lashley
E
73
68
69
210
T28
Denny McCarthy
E
69
72
69
210
T28
Harold Varner III
E
67
71
72
210
T34
Austin Cook
1
71
72
68
211
T34
Kramer Hickok
1
75
68
68
211
T34
Charley Hoffman
1
71
69
71
211
T34
Max Homa
1
74
68
69
211
T34
John Huh
1
73
69
69
211
T34
Satoshi Kodaira
1
70
69
72
211
T34
Graeme McDowell
1
69
73
69
211
T34
Troy Merritt
1
74
68
69
211
T34
Scott Piercy
1
68
74
69
211
T34
Adam Scott
1
68
69
74
211
T34
Brian Stuard
1
73
69
69
211
T34
Jhonattan Vegas
1
73
70
68
211
T46
Justin Harding
2
72
68
72
212
T46
Brian Harman
2
71
69
72
212
T46
Mark Hubbard
2
69
71
72
212
T46
Zach Johnson
2
73
70
69
212
T46
Jamie Lovemark
2
73
69
70
212
T46
Brandt Snedeker
2
65
71
76
212
T52
Greg Chalmers
3
68
73
72
213
T52
Kevin Chappell
3
70
71
72
213
T54
Brice Garnett
4
74
68
72
214
T54
Lanto Griffin
4
72
71
71
214
T54
Cheng Tsung Pan
4
72
69
73
214
T54
Doc Redman
4
71
70
73
214
T54
Scottie Scheffler
4
67
75
72
214
T54
Kristoffer Ventura
4
69
69
76
214
T60
James Hahn
5
71
71
73
215
T60
Chris Kirk
5
73
68
74
215
T60
Sean O’Hair
5
71
69
75
215
T60
Isaiah Salinda
5
71
69
75
215
T64
Erik Barnes
6
71
72
73
216
T64
Scott Harrington
6
70
72
74
216
T64
Sungjae Im
6
74
69
73
216
67
Matt Jones
8
69
72
77
218
68
Cameron Davis
10
67
76
77
220
CUT
Wyndham Clark
4
75
69
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
4
70
74
144
CUT
Lucas Glover
4
73
71
144
CUT
Si Woo Kim
4
71
73
144
CUT
Henrik Norlander
4
75
69
144
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
4
72
72
144
CUT
Robby Shelton
4
72
72
144
CUT
Jordan Spieth
4
73
71
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
4
68
76
144
CUT
Hudson Swafford
4
71
73
144
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
4
76
68
144
CUT
Keegan Bradley
5
70
75
145
CUT
Sergio Garcia
5
74
71
145
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
5
75
70
145
CUT
Tom Hoge
5
73
72
145
CUT
Kelly Kraft
5
72
73
145
CUT
Luke List
5
71
74
145
CUT
Andrew Putnam
5
75
70
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
5
74
71
145
CUT
Kevin Stadler
5
74
71
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
74
71
145
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
5
73
72
145
CUT
Stewart Cink
6
72
74
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
6
76
70
146
CUT
Michael Kim
6
75
71
146
CUT
Martin Laird
6
72
74
146
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
6
76
70
146
CUT
Kevin Tway
6
75
71
146
CUT
Lee Westwood
6
77
69
146
CUT
Ryan Armour
7
76
71
147
CUT
Luke Donald
7
74
73
147
CUT
Sung Kang
7
76
71
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
7
70
77
147
CUT
Henrik Stenson
7
72
75
147
CUT
Sam Fidone
8
74
74
148
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
8
77
71
148
CUT
Alex Noren
8
79
69
148
CUT
Pat Perez
8
69
79
148
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
8
73
75
148
CUT
Jason Dufner
9
73
76
149
CUT
Tyler Duncan
9
77
72
149
CUT
Phil Mickelson
9
76
73
149
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
9
75
74
149
CUT
Sam Ryder
9
79
70
149
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
9
74
75
149
CUT
David Hearn
10
73
77
150
CUT
Kyle Hogan (a)
10
81
69
150
CUT
Hunter Mahan
10
77
73
150
CUT
Adam Schenk
10
75
75
150
CUT
Martin Trainer
10
70
80
150
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
11
79
72
151
CUT
Branden Grace
11
71
80
151
CUT
Danny Lee
11
74
77
151
CUT
Tom Lewis
11
71
80
151
CUT
D.A. Points
11
77
74
151
CUT
Camilo Villegas
11
74
77
151
CUT
Ben Willman
13
80
73
153
CUT
Keith Mitchell
14
78
76
154
CUT
Jimmy Walker
15
77
78
155
CUT
Beau Hossler
17
75
82
157
CUT
Grayson Murray
17
85
72
157
WD
Rory Sabbatini
E
WD
Graham DeLaet
E
WD
Danny Willett
E
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