World Wide Technology Championship R3 Recap & R4 preview

World Wide Technology Championship R3 Recap & R4 preview

Matt Kuchar and Camilo Villegas head into today’s final of the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship level on -19, after a dramatic third round that had it all. Check out the World Wide Technology Championship R3

Kuchar has wildest round of his career as WWT Championship sparks into life.

Starting the day two strokes behind rival Camilo Villegas, Matt Kuchar got his third round off to the perfect start with an eagle.

In what was a sign of things to come, the American would follow that eagle with three birdies in his next four holes. 

The birdie onslaught would continue as Kuchar would make the turn in a stunning 29.

With Kuchar on pace to shoot one of the lowest rounds in PGA history, another three birdies would follow on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes. With the American flying, few would have then foreseen the drama on 15…

With his tee shot finding a bush, Kuchar had to take a drop due to an unplayable lie, hooking his approach shot left, he was then left with a delicate chip. Needing two attempts to find the putting surface, he would then complete a disappointing three-putt to post a dreaded snowman. At one point, six shots clear of his nearest rival, Kuchar tumbled back down the leaderboard giving the rest of the field much needed hope. 

One man who must have felt his chances were dead and buried was overnight leader Camilo Villegas. Ranked 752 in the world, Villegas’ PGA future is hanging by a thread.

In an eventful round of 69, the Colombian paired seven birdies with four bogeys and will need a cleaner card today if he is to end his nine-year title drought. 

Thanks to Kuchar’s travails, nine players will start today within five strokes of the lead. You can be guaranteed there will be plenty more fireworks today. 

World Wide Technology Round 4 Betting Preview 

Despite Matt Kuchar’s wild third round, he is still the favorite for victory. 

Clearly at home down in Mexico, the American will be bidding to win his second professional title after he emerged victorious in the 2018 Mexican Open.

Kuchar has been in superb form on the greens, draining birdie putts from all sorts of distances. Seemingly having one hand on the trophy, he will need to put yesterday’s setback behind him and bounce back with another solid round if he is to win a tenth PGA title. 

One of the main men to capitalize on Kuchar’s struggles was Erik Van Rooyen. Through the last couple of rounds, the South African has quietly crept into contention and starts today just one stroke off the lead. A huge ball striker, he has the capability to light up the course today. 

Despite being near the top of the leaderboard throughout most of the first three rounds, Camilo Villegas has never been seen as the favorite. Playing this week courtesy of a sponsors invite, the Colombian is making the most of his opportunity. 

At one point his chances seemed dead and buried, but Kuchar’s struggles have reopened the door, and he will be hoping to take full advantage today.

2023 World Wide Technology Championship Odds from Jazzsports

PlayerOdds from JazzSports
Matt Kuchar+250
Erik Van Rooyen+400
Camilo Villegas+450
Justin Suh+650
Mackenzie Hughes+1000
Will Gordon+1000
Michael Kim+3000
Carson Young+5000
Lucas Herbert+5000
Patton Kizzire+5000
Kramer Hickok+6000
Scott Piercy+6000
Sam Ryder+7500
Field (Any Other)+500

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