Rickie Fowler maintains lead of the Phoenix Waste Management Open after 54 holes with three straight birdies on his final three holes. Saturday saw the largest crowd ever in golf history at an estimated 216,818 fans filling TPC Scottsdale for the event. The crowd pushed the week total to 654,906, just short of the record of 655,434 set last year.
Fowler’s third round of 67 puts him at a total of 14-under and 1 shot ahead of Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie and Bryson DeChambeau who all hold second position at 13-under. Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson and Daniel Berger are next in line at 12-under, making the fight to the finish very interesting.
Meanwhile Justin Thomas had a bomb back-nine, making a bogey, triple-bogey, double-bogey stretch through holes 14, 15 and 16, leaving him well behind at 6-under, despite two opening round of 68. Aaron Baddeley is the number 1 Aussie for the event sitting a shot ahead of Thomas at 7-under.
Get ready for what promises to be an exhilarating finish to a just as exhilarating event! Who do you think wins?