Kevin Kisner refuses to back down, wins Dean & DeLuca Invitational
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 17:03
England's Paul Casey began the final round just two strokes behind but endured a disappointing round of 73 to end up finishing tied 10th.
Lee's round featured seven birdies and a bogey and was the low round of the day.
If it seemed like it had been months since Jordan Spieth was near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, well, it had been.
Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open victor, was the 54-hole leader by two strokes, but started the final round with an unusual bogey at the par-5 first hole.
Just moments after failing to convert a 12-footer for birdie at the 72nd hole that would have forced extra holes against Kevin Kisner, Rahm was asked about the missed opportunity.
"It feels unbelievable and insane, " Noren said. That's a good feeling.
Spieth, feeding on the partisan crowd and playing like he had nothing to lose, went out in 32 and was within a shot of Simpson's lead after a birdie on the par-4 10th hole.
In the end, no one got within a stroke as the chasers fell away once late-afternoon rain arrived.
"Today was a fun round", said Texas native Spieth. Greller told Spieth that he'd be ready for Sunday's final round. Trainer Damon Goddard carried the bag the rest of the way. Damon caddied the first round.
After successive missed cuts and a poor start to this event, Spieth could at least take heart from his encouraging form over the weekend.
Second-round leader Sung Hyun Park (72) is tied for fourth with Jeong Eun Lee (68) at 12 under.
Spieth said the key to the recovery was a short bogey putt at 14, his fifth hole, that dropped him to 3 over after he opened with a par 70. "It was a good grind out there". You get short-sighted at Colonial with the wind blowing, it's impossible to get it up and down.
Thus, the player who makes the quickest adjustment might very well have the advantage Sunday. He made a almost 25-foot birdie putt that had just enough speed to fall into the cup at No. 18, while Lee was playing in the group behind him.
Casey, who like Lee has just the one PGA Tour win, has seen his putting touch improve recently. I'm really happy for him. Langer, 59, pulled ahead of Singh with a 12-foot birdie on the par-4 16th. But he promptly hit his tee shot at the par-3 13th into the pond on way to a double-bogey, and couldn't avoid bogeys after wayward drives and going into greenside bunkers at No. 15 and 18.
Lee fired a six-under 64 and American Kisner shot his second straight 67 to move into a tie with Webb Simpson (66) and Scott Piercy (66) for a one-shot lead at six-under 134.
South Africa's Branden Grace is a shot behind Dodt, a two-time victor on the European Tour, after a 70 at Wentworth. Francesco Molinari was second after a 68, with Henrik Stenson (68), Hideto Tanihara (68) and Nicolas Colsaerts (65) another shot back. After Singh birdied 18, Langer calmly tapped in for par and a one-shot victory. Singh closed with a 70.