PGA Byron Nelson: Munoz Maintains Lead; Spieth, JT, Scheffler Lurk

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Jordan Spieth AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Jordan Spieth on the 18th green during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 14, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Sebastian Munoz (-21) shot a third-round score of 66 and will enter Sunday’s finale of the AT&T Byron Nelson holding a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth (-20).

Other big names in the chase include Joaquin Niemann (-19), Justin Thomas (-18) and Scottie Scheffler (-16).

Quick Hits

Sebastian Munoz AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Sebastian Munoz reacts on the 17th green during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 14, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)
  • Munoz holds 54-hole lead/co-lead for the fourth time in his PGA Tour career. In three prior 54-hole leads/co-leads, he failed to break 70 in the final round. Converted one of three to a victory: 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship.
  • Spieth posted a 64 with nine birdies. He seeks a second win in as many starts after claiming the RBC Heritage in a playoff last month. Spieth’s won back-to-back Tour starts twice: 2017 (Travelers Championship, The Open Championship) and 2015 (U.S. Open, John Deere Classic).
  • Niemann sits solo third after a Saturday 65. The Chilean star has converted 48 of 50 putts from inside 10 feet this week, holing 279’ 2” of putts; looks to become the sixth multiple winner this season.
  • James Hahn fired a bogey-free round of 11-under 61 to jump 34 spots up the leaderboard to T4 on 18 under.
  • Thomas carded a 64 to join Hahn in the four spot. JT seeks his 15th PGA Tour title; a victory would mark at least one title in seven consecutive seasons – an active streak second only to Dustin Johnson (14), who has yet to win this season.
  • Defending champion K.H. Lee sits four strokes back at -17, alongside Ryan Palmer and Charl Schwartzel.
  • World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler signed for a clean card (65) to sit T9 on 16 under.
  • Hideki Matsuyama (-14) was T18 after a third-round 69.
  • Dustin Johnson (-13) sits just outside the top 20 at T21, following a day-three 66.

Leaderboard: Top 10

Jordan Spieth AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Jordan Spieth on the 5th tee during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 14, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Pos-Player-Score (Rd 3)
1. Sebastian Munoz -21 (-6)
2. Jordan Spieth -20 (-8)
3. Joaquin Niemann -19 (-7)
4. James Hahn -18 (-11)
4. Justin Thomas -18 (-8)
6. Charl Schwartzel -17 (-4)
6. Ryan Palmer -17 (-2)
6. K.H. Lee -17 (-5)
9. Davis Riley -16 (-8)
9. Scottie Scheffler -16 (-7)
9. Beau Hossler -16 (-5)


Odds To Win

Justin Thomas AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Justin Thomas plays a shot from a bunker on the 6th hole during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. (Photo by Andrew Dieb / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

1. Jordan Spieth (+195)
2. Sebastian Munoz (+260)
3. Joaquin Niemann (+450)
4. Justin Thomas (+550)
5. James Hahn (+2000)


Sunday Pairings/Tee Times

Scottie Scheffler AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Scottie Scheffler on the 3rd hole during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 14, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Scheffler (-16), Hossler (-16), Bez-hout (-15)
  • 12:10 p.m. – Schwartzel (-17), Palmer (-17), Riley (-16)
  • 12:20 p.m. – Hahn (-18), Thomas (-18), Lee (-17)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Munoz (-21), Spieth (-20), Niemann (-19)

  • Credits: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images, ESPN Stats


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