Heading into the final round of this year’s Charles Schwab Challenge, Harry Hall and Adam Schenk are tied for the lead on -10. Harris English sits a stroke behind on -9 with Emiliano Grillo and Justin Suh starting the day a further three shots back on -6. Here are Charles Schwab round 3 highlights and odds to win the final round according to Jazzsports.
In a day where the iconic Colonial course showed its teeth, world number one Scottie Scheffler continued his recent trend of having a poor third round, only managing to post a disappointing round of 72. He will head into today’s final round six shots off the lead.
At the start of yesterday’s third round, Harry Hall was looking to build on the three-stroke lead he held over the rest of the field. With scoring conditions proving challenging, Hall started with five solid pars before disaster struck.
Two errant tee shots on the sixth and seventh holes resulted in double bogeys and Hall saw himself drop out of the lead. A better back nine saw Hall steady the ship and birdies on the 12th and 17th will see him tee off in today’s final group.
With Hall rocking, the door was ajar for Harris English. Starting three strokes back, English couldn’t quite take advantage as three birdies were canceled out by three bogeys.
With the leaders struggling, one man who was rocketing up the leaderboard was Adam Schenk. Few would have seen Schenk’s performance coming, as the American has missed the cut in four of his last five tournaments, however during yesterday’s third round he looked like the best player on the course. A solid -3, 67 was one of the best rounds of the day and he has placed himself in a brilliant position to win his first-ever PGA Tour title.
With the momentum heading into today’s final round it is Adam Schenk who is the marginal favorite for victory.
2023 has been a frustrating season for the American who has missed several cuts and finished way down the field in the majority of the events he has played. A second-place finish at the Valspar Championship has been the exception and Schenk will be hoping he can go one better today and win his maiden PGA Tour title.
Sitting just one stroke back, Harris English has a serious chance of winning a 5th PGA title. Of the leading trio, it is English who has the best pedigree at this level and he will be hoping he can use his experience to full effect today.
Harry Hall rounds out the top three in the betting and despite throwing away a three-stroke lead yesterday, he certainly isn’t a forlorn hope. Hall battled well to salvage his third round and if he can regain his composure throughout today’s final round he is in with a decent chance of victory.
At the start of play yesterday Viktor Hovland was twelve shots off the lead but with the leaders toiling, his brilliant round of 65 will see him start just five strokes behind.
The Norwegian was unlucky not to have landed his first major title at last week’s PGA Championship and at big odds of +1500 he has to be the value angle of today’s round.
|GOLFER||ODDS TO WIN THE 2023 CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE|
|FIELD (ANY OTHER)||+365|