Jeff Overton maintained his 36-hole lead, carding a 4-under 66 in Saturday's spherical. The 27-year-old stands at 18-under 192 through 54 holes, 3 photos in advance of D.A. Factors, who fired a 9-under 61 Saturday.
Another stroke again at 197 is Boo Weekley, who followed up his 63 Friday using a 67.
Tied for fourth at 198 are four gamers, as well as J.B. Holmes, who flirted with tying the PGA Tour's all-time report of 59 just before settling for a 60. The others in that team were Jonathan Byrd (64), Brendon de Jonge (65) and Jimmy Walker (67).<br>
Overton was given away to a bit of an rocky start, with two bogeys in his very first five holes. But the Indiana native reeled away 6 birdies - such as five within the back again 9 - from there on out for just a tidy 66.
"It was variety of brutal there for the begin. I'm not really in my element," he explained. "You have acquired to hang in there hard mentally and I had been in a position to hang in there."
Due to the fact on the prime scoring problems around the historic program, Overton is effectively aware that no lead is safe at Past White. "If you get it likely it is possible to definitely go reduced out right here and somebody again there behind me is planning to go nuts tomorrow," he mentioned. "I'm proceeding to own to come out and enjoy well and have lots of fun. We will see what comes about." (See beneath for Overton's full post-round interview.)
Soon after 6 birdies around the front 9, Things produced the change in 28. He carded four a lot more birdies ahead of a bogey for the par-5 17th hole. He explained later he was seeking not to not concentrate on the all-time mark, which was tied earlier this year by Paul Goydos 3 weeks ago within the John Deere Basic.
"I was wanting really hard not to consider it," Points said. "If I am heading to try shooting 59, enjoying fantastic, I am proceeding to go lower wanting, not laying up.
In spite of the bogey that undid his operate at the record mark, Factors acquired a great time Saturday. "It was a great deal of fun. I acquired a bit nervous coming down the stretch. When I acquired in that bunker at 17, I received anxious. I decided not to would like to get overly greedy. There is certainly still a tournament to become won."
Since it turned out, a bogey about the par-3 third hole prevented Holmes from a magic 59. Immediately after producing the turn in 4-under 30 thanks to 5 birdies, he carded 6 much more birdies within the rear - which include the final three holes - for another 30.
"I produced a bogey on three, but it really was just a fantastic day," mentioned the 28-year-old Kentuckian. "My turn within the again nine approximately 12 and 13, I thought, Effectively, you realize, if I've a definitely fine finish possibly I could give it a shot .<br> . . Far better hitting it close. I arrive at a few within a foot, so I'm certainly on while using the wedges currently. I was putting quite very good. I'm doing everything pretty fine currently. You realize, when it all clicks like that, golf is a lot of enjoyment."
Following his late circular from the 60s, Overton met with reporters.
MODERATOR: Like to welcome Jeff Overton. Jeff, struggles genuinely, consider us by means of people and then how you closed out today, after which you can we'll bring some questions.
JEFF OVERTON: Just type of an weird commence. Failed to really hit it that negative. Just kind of flubbed a couple chips and come to decent putts. They just sort of, I really don't know, they just variety of bounced all-around the hole available. Seemed like the first seven or eight holes the greens are truly beat up. But I played perfectly. I missed some putts early, after which it a full bunch of putts variety of fell in past due for me late, fortunately. It turned out good to determine a couple putts go in.
Q. You were discussing visitors around the greens leading to slightly touch of difficulty with the adding late from the day time. Is always that common everywhere, or is always that one thing which is...
JEFF OVERTON: It really is very popular. I consider just it is just a little the greens are so new here that the base hasn't very are available in fully the way it could. I believe subsequent yr this position is going to be magnificent. I don't think it'll be an issue. It really is just the greens are however just a little new. And just a few 'em. It is not like it can be every single a single. It can be just a several the following and there.
Q. Do what D.A. do in existence impact your have fun with in any respect?
JEFF OVERTON: You are aware of, I failed to even definitely know what he was undertaking. Then I looked up, and if whatever, I may have helped me. I had been like, Jeez, what are you currently carrying out right here, Jeff? Start off off trying to play so crappy, after which you can below he is 3 pictures up. I'm like, All correct we obtained to have a thing likely below and sort of buckled in and produced some putts. After which it I failed to have something idea he doubled 17. I just uncovered this out a little bit back. He was enjoying some unbelievable golf to become 11-under going in there. That's unfortunate. Oh, he bogeyed it? Okay.
Q. But still.
JEFF OVERTON: Yeah.
Q. Like you mentioned, you previously struggled just a little bit early. How difficult is it to possess a later on tee time? Simply because it really is not like you're sleeping in until noon. You are acquiring up at a regular time, which helps it be a 13-, 14-hour evening.
JEFF OVERTON: Yeah, After all, it is one particular, a 50 % dozen inside the other. But it definitely helps it be tougher just mainly because the greens, I mean, every position you play the greens are slightly tad additional bumpy. That's what I believe is remarkable about Tiger, some of the stressors he is had with all all those wins, he is trying to play inside the ultimate group and with these bumpy greens, and he is just pulling in from everywhere. It does not phase him. Which is what we got to reach.
Q. Looking ahead to next calendar year in this tournament, must the Greenbrier make any alter from the Aged White Training, or simply continue to keep it exactly the same?
JEFF OVERTON: I believe it really is an magnificent spot, brilliant setup. You already know, it really is really neat. We will not really get to play overly a lot of golf courses like this wherever when you truly your driver likely you are able to strike some wedges in. Simultaneously, I mean, there are several penalizing places. If you come to it inside incorrect areas in existence, it is possible to get into some considerable problems.
Q. You stated the greens should be better following 12 months than they...
JEFF OVERTON: I consider just normally I imagine they're gonna be. They're not that undesirable. Just like I says, there are just a few of 'em.
Q. You began out a couple over, and also you look and at times you see the scoreboard. You mentioned yesterday the scores which have been obtainable, one other guys are heading, J.B. shoots 60. When do you figure following you looked at D.A., you say, I've gotta get it going mainly because everybody else is doing this and it is a similar golf course. As a final point all of a sudden you begin coming up with a 66. When did you feel like you turned it all-around on the market?
JEFF OVERTON: You already know, I used to be hitting some good pictures. You are aware of, I missed a bit five-footer on 2 and missed a two as well as a 50 %, three-footer on five and missed a couple other small birdie putts. I was participating in great, you'll find it just I had been placing awful. You know, I arrive at a couple arrogant shots, but obtained fortunate and they weren't in as well bad a destinations. And, you know, then out on 8, the par-3, I saw the leaderboard. There is a board there, and I used to be like, Jeez, D.A. is lighting it up. I realized that he may well get it to 17 under. I realized which is probably about as minimal as he would go. Far better sitting there pondering, We should make a couple of birdies to can be found in to at very least hang in the following with him. We built a putt, and that was genuinely key when that putt fell in for me on 8. After which 9 and 10, I just form of didn't very birdie those soon after being in genuinely wonderful spots. But we had been capable to just form of fight out a variety of hard starting from the day time and come to some definitely wonderful shots and putts coming straight down the final nine holes.
Q. With your spherical of 62, ?t had been noted that there seemed to be only one green into which you failed to strike a wedge. Nowadays have been there any greens into which you decided not to come to a wedge, and which have been they?
JEFF OVERTON: Definitely the par-3s, they're as well prolonged. But, um, oh, man. I can't even believe. I imagine there was one particular somewhere. Really, I could possibly not even have had a 9-iron in. You understand what? I did. I previously about -- on No. eleven, I feel -- not No. eleven. What hole was that? Oh, it absolutely was one of several longer holes. Yeah, eleven. Hang on. Yeah, eleven I arrive at it above there to the correct and practically arrive at it out of bounds. Acquired true lucky. I received like 150. I will not think I would have come to pitching wedge in there nowadays. It had been in the wind. I mean, you'll find it a 477-yard hole. It really is not like's a short, easy hole or everything. In the event you attack it straight down the correct side and get to the bunker, you'll find it not an effortless hole. It can be just one of all those items that when the fairways get firm like they are plus the greens get soft, the guy that hits it 315 off the tee winds up hitting it 330 and has 150 yards into a softer green. In the event you miss the fairway you acquired nothing. It really is tough, so..<br>.
Q. Naturally you almost certainly answered this already. We previously a 61 nowadays; you go low as nicely. What's it gonna acquire on Sunday to bring household this tournament? What do you feel score-wise?
JEFF OVERTON: A good circular. You got to play effectively. I mean, somebody that's 12-under right now, I do not know how numerous guys you can find, but I'm guaranteed amongst people men are gonna shoot 65 or better as lowest. D.A., I am positive he's most likely itching to visit shoot something minimal soon after kind of messing up on 17. There is certainly gonna be some very good scores tomorrow, and it is gonna take an excellent score to win.
MODERATOR: Thank you, Jeff. Great luck tomorrow.
JEFF OVERTON: Thanks.
The transcript for the above interview is courtesy of ASAP Sports.