After a 3rd day of action the standings go as follows:

1.Miguel Jimenez

2. Bernhard Langer

3. Fred Couples

T4. Jay Haas

T4. Chien Soon Lu

T4. Duffy Waldorf

T4. Kenny Perry

T4. Steve Pate

T9. David Frost

T9. Marco Dawson


With Miguel A. Jimenez leading after a 3rd day finishing at -2 for the day, people have been continuously referring to his nickname “the most interesting man in the world (golf).” Earlier this week he addressed that label, “I look in the mirror and I still look at the same one, no? When I look every morning in the mirror, say hey, who are you?” Jimenez is on fire right now but can’t get too comfortable as Langer and Couples are right behind him. But  he must feel confident after his day today; shooting 70 and carrying a one-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round. “I start with birdie on the 1st and then I make a bogey on the 3rd, my shot in the bunker and then make 5. Then I put the ball from the tee on the 4th hole, I put it in the water from the tee. Lay up, three putts from the back, and then had to birdie the 9th to finish even par on the first nine. Then birdie on the 13th and birdie on the 18th, minus 2. Well, not as good as yesterday, you know, but still make under par was good, you know?”


Bernhard Langer is sitting in 2nd with a 1 shot lead over Couples and 1 under Jimenez. So the question was asked “just tell me about today.” Here’s his response: “Well got off to a slow start, missed a few shots and just didn’t get anything going, didn’t hit the ball close enough. Then hit a poor tee shot on 8 and I didn’t get it up and down, so I was 1-over for the front nine. Then really started playing nicely on the back. I drove the ball a little better, hit my irons closer, made a few putts. If it hadn’t been for the three-put on 18, I would have shot 30 on the back which is a really good score.”


Fred Couples is sitting in 3rd at -7. We were wondering how he felt about his round today. Thumbs up? Thumbs down? “Thumbs up, it was a good day. You know I mean, it’s cold and windy and I just felt like I hit the ball solid, and the greens are pretty big. I bogeyed the 1st hole right out of the hopper and then from then on played pretty good golf. It was nice to give it a shot on 18 and make a two-putt birdie.”


Miguel A. Jimenez, Bernhard Langer, and Fred Couples, are all grouped together and will tee off tomorrow at 1pm EST. For more on the leader-board and stats you can check GCC


Photo: Hakim Wright

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