Palmer, English tied for the lead in PGA

Ryan Palmer went via a variety of feelings that ended with him posting a nine-under 64 for one of the best spherical of the week and a share of the lead with Harris English within the Sentry Event of Champions.

Palmer thought he might need been in hassle with a skinny fairway metallic approaching the inexperienced on the par-five 18th Kapalua Plantation Course. It narrowly cleared native grass left of the inexperienced and rolled out to 12 ft, and he two-putted for birdie.

His rating stood when guidelines officers decided there was no intent, and no penalty, when he tamped down a divot just a few paces away from the place his golf ball was rolling after a muffed chip on the ninth gap.

English wasn’t so lucky together with his second shot to the 18th. He was left and got here up some 15 ft wanting clearing the hazard. His solely good break was {that a} marshal in some way noticed it. As an alternative of a 3rd shot from 200-plus yards away, he hacked out to 80 ft away and took two robust putts for par and a 66.

They have been tied at 21-under 198, one shot forward of Collin Morikawa, who additionally flirted with hassle on the closing gap on the Plantation, completed with a birdie and shot 65.

Cameron Smith was one of the best positioned of the Australians, eight pictures off the tempo after capturing a third-round seven-under. Adam Scott was at 12-under and Marc Leishman 10-under.

It has been 11 years since Palmer’s final particular person title on the PGA Tour – and he performed a few of his finest golf on Saturday. His solely massive miscue was on the par-five ninth when he put his second shot in tough left of the inexperienced and used the improper membership for a pitch that got here up brief and rolled down the slope again into the green.

He knew the place it was headed and started strolling, and stepped down a divot just a few paces wanting the place the ball was rolling. Palmer met with the principles employees and was cleared as a result of there was no intent to enhance his lie.

Palmer mentioned when he watched the video, he wasn’t certain what involved officers. He later added the ball was 5 ft away and “not even near the place I used to be at.”

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