After a pulsating third round, three players are tied for the lead heading into the final round of this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson. Americans Ryan Palmer and Austin Eckroat are joined at the top of the leaderboard by Chinese player Zecheng Dou. Here are the AT&T Byron Nelson Round 3 Highlights & Final Round Odds.
It would prove to be a disappointing day for world number two Scottie Scheffler, who despite starting the day holding a one-stroke lead, couldn’t kick clear of the rest of the field and will start the final round now trailing by two shots.
With Scottie Scheffler starting the day atop the third-round leaderboard, many believed that he would cement his class and put himself in pole position to land his third title of the year.
Instead, it would be a frustrating day for the Texan whose three birdies were offset by three bogeys. Unable to gain any shots on the rest of the field, Scheffler has work to do if he is to win his hometown title.
Heading out in the final grouping will be Ryan Palmer, Austin Eckroat and Zecheng Dou with all three tied on -16.
Making the most of the gentle conditions and accessible pins, was Eckroat who produced one of the best rounds of the day. Shooting a stunning -8, 63, Eckroat’s round contained ten birdies and his round would have been even better had it not been for a double bogey on the par 3 seventh.
Not to be outdone by Eckroat, China’s Zecheng Dou continued his fine tournament with a third round -7, 64. Zecheng has only finished inside the top 20 of a PGA event once before in his career but will surely change that record here.
Ryan Palmer started today one shot behind Scottie Scheffler and had a very steady day. Able to keep calm and composed, his third-round 68 has put him in a golden position to win his first PGA Tour title since 2010.
Heading into the final round of this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson, 31 players will start the day within 6 strokes of the leaders, and there are bound to be plenty of twists and turns before this year’s title is decided.
Despite not playing his best in the third round, it is still Scottie Scheffler that remains the outright favorite for victory.
It was a scratchy third-round display from Scheffler but the Texan will be pleased that he is still within shouting distance to those at the top. Knowing that a win will see him return to the top of the world rankings, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in contention at the business end of the tournament.
Showing all his experience in the third round, Palmer didn’t panic whilst others were scoring all around him and saved his best golf for the back nine. Clearly playing the best he has in years, it will be fascinating to see how he handles the occasion during what is bound to be a tense and eventful final round.
Jason Day has had a quietly steady tournament and the Australian is well-placed to challenge for his first PGA title since 2018.
A former winner of this tournament back in 2010, Day has played some great golf throughout 2023 and if able to keep his form could represent the best value bet of the day.
Another man to keep an eye on is Englishman Tyrell Hatton. Hatton played well at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship finishing third, and it’s clear that he has bought that strong level of form into this week.
His third-round 65 contained no bogeys and puts him just three off the lead. Clearly playing well, he could be another solid value option.
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