Scottie Scheffler showed exactly why he is the world’s number-one golfer as he shot a stunning 65 to take control of the 2023 Hero World Challenge. Check here the Hero World Challenge Final Round Betting Preview.
Heading into what could be a dramatic final day, Scheffler leads the rest of the field by three strokes.
Despite ending the year as the world’s best golfer, 2023 has largely been a frustrating one for Scottie Scheffler, who despite playing some consistent golf, hasn’t won a title since the 2023 Players Championship.
Determined to end his year on a high note, the Texan was magnificent in the third round of the 2023 World Hero Championship.
Starting the day level with Jordan Spieth, Scheffler separated himself from the rest of the pack with an eagle on the par 5 third and then followed that up with three more birdies on the front nine.
Another eagle on the 15th put broad daylight between himself and his rivals and he will tee off today with a three-stroke advantage.
Whereas Scheffler was soaring, Spieth was sinking. An inconsistent day saw Spieth post four birdies and three bogeys and he will head into today six shots off the pace.
Scheffler’s nearest pursuer is Matt Fitzpatrick. The Englishman has been steadily going about his business this week and a third-round 65 has put him just three strokes back.
Tiger Woods continued his recovery with a battling 71. For the third round in succession, Woods faltered on the back nine, but the fifteen-time major champion has shown enough to suggest he could contend for some of golf’s major honors next year.
Scottie Scheffler has been the tournament favorite ever since the conclusion of the first round and the world number one is now odds on to wrap up a memorable victory.
With Scheffler looking tough to back, today is all about finding value.
The most obvious player to back is Matt Fitzpatrick. The Englishman has been a model of consistency over the past few years and is a former Major champion.
Fitzpatrick has scored better with each round and won’t be intimidated by the three-shot deficit he currently faces.
Jason Day has had a superb 2023 and is another player who has scored well over the last few rounds. Although six shots back, he looks well-placed to make a charge and could be worth a second look in the betting.
Justin Thomas is trying to end his 2023 on a high. A generational talent, Thomas kept himself in the tournament yesterday thanks to three birdies in his final five holes. Thomas has won from off the pace before, most notably during his 2022 U.S. PGA victory where he clawed back an eight-shot deficit during the final round. The five-shot deficit he currently faces won’t hold any fears.
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