Spieth charges, SC's Kisner holds on to win Colonial by 1 stroke

Americans Stewart Cink (66) and Kevin Kisner (70) were three off the pace, while defending champion Jordan Spieth (68) and Masters champion Sergio Garcia (71) were five behind.

Lee shot a birdie on the last hole at the Dean and Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth, leaving him seven under, two shots off the leader Web Simpson. "To come back here every year and see my name on that wall is going to be special".

But about the same time Kisner made a bogey at the par-3 16th, Spieth was hitting his drive way right at the 18th hole and went on to save par after a chip to 5 feet.

Spieth shot 5-under 65 and birdied 15 but finished with three straight pars to remain 9 under. Given a chance to force a playoff with a birdie at No. 18, Simpson drove into the left rough, put his approach in a greenside bunker and took a closing bogey.

Thus, the player who makes the quickest adjustment might very well have the advantage Sunday.

Casey made a almost 25-foot birdie putt that had just enough speed to fall into the cup at No. 18.

He had birdie putts inside 20 feet on the final eight holes but converted only two of them.

Playing alongside a surging Rahm who appeared to be attempting to overpower the historic Colonial layout, Kisner seemed to let nerves get the better of him as he made bogey at the par-3 16 hole, and the 33-year-old must have felt déjà vu coming on, after already having finished runner-up twice in 2017.

Andrew Dodt of Australia will take a one-stroke lead into the final day of the BMW PGA Championship at Virginia Water, England, after shooting a 4-under 68 in the third round. That was also the last of his four PGA Tour victories. The long-hitting Fijian is 7 under on the par 5s. Graveman, 26, was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night at Yankee Stadium, the second time his pitching shoulder has flared up this year.

Singh used his power to move ahead of Langer at rain-softened Trump National in Sterling, Va., but Langer used his guile to stay close, setting up a duel for the title between the Hall of Famers. He defeated the three runners-up by just a single stroke, holding off one of the sport's elites in Spieth, and a pair of young upstarts in Rahm and O'Hair, whom together have won the distinction of being named the nation's top collegiate golfer over the past two years.

Veteran Steve Stricker recorded the best round of the week, a seven-under 63, to share seventh at six under, as Danny Lee (70) and Paul Casey (73) dropped out of contention.

Spieth's round of 68, which started on the back nine, began with bogeys on three of his first five holes but turned around with a birdie on the par-4 15th.

Tournament favourite Jordan Spieth bounced back from consecutive missed cuts in recent weeks with a tie for second on 9-under alongside compatriots Rahm and Sean O'Hair. Vettel's third victory this season was the 45th of his career and Ferrari's first here since Michael Schumacher in 2001.

  • Julie Sanders


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