3 Best Shots: Round 3, WM Phoenix Open

Byeong Hun An (-16) is looking to become the fifth first time winner this year, as he leads by 1 after a third round 65. Martin Laird also fired a 65 and sits alone in second, one behind the leader, An.

 
Rounding out the top 5 are John Peterson, Hideki Matsuyama, Graham DeLaet and Michael Kim who are all tied for 3rd at 12-under-par – just 4 shots back.

To wrap up Round 3, here are the best shots of the day.


Matsuyama’s Near-Ace

The defending champion kept himself within striking distance of the lead after a 3rd round 68. Shots like this near-ace at the 16th sure helped his cause too.

Matsuyama hit it to a couple of inches and was by far the closest to the hole of the day.┬áThe fans appreciated the shot more than he did – but here’s to hoping we see an ace today and watch the madness unfold in the stands.


Have A Day John Peterson

John Peterson had the round of the day after an 8-under 63 that included a double-bogey. After Peterson’s solid play on Saturday, he shot up the leaderboard into a share of 3rd at 12-under.

Although Peterson made a double-bogey, this eagle at the par-5 13th sure helped his cause to go low.


Phil Mickelson’s Escape

Only Phil Mickelson knows how to find himself in some of the spots us amateurs would hit it. The only difference is, Mickelson knows how to escape those spots 9 out of 10 times.

Mickelson’s drive at the 9th went sailing left and ended on a path in the trees. Mickelson then hit one of the better escape shots down the path and just over the back of the green. Mickelson walked away with a bogey but ended up carding a 6-under 65.


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