He may be the 416th ranked golfer in the world, who some (yours truly) say qualified rather questionably for this week’s WGC-Workday Championship, but Trevor Simsby is more than holding his own.
The 28-year old American – playing in his first-ever PGA Tour event, followed up a solid opening-round 74 with a pair of impressive 2-under 70s, and sits smack dab in the middle of the pack at 2-under par.
The former Washington Husky finished his third day at The Concession Golf Club with two bogeys, two birdies, and one highlight-reel eagle on the par-3 6th – otherwise known as a hole-in-one.
How surprisingly solid has Simsby performed through 54 holes? His three-day score of 214 is one shot better than world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, and two clear of both Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, the Nos. 2 and 4 in the world, respectively.
The California native has been even more impressive in terms of stats, where he leads the world-class field in strokes gained: off the tee (4.504), and trails only Billy Horschel in greens-hit (43/54, 79.63%).