The third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2023 ends with a total fight for victory. It is still impossible to understand who will take home the success at Bay Hill, even if on the 18th hole Kurt Kitayama emerges as the solitary leader by virtue of his equal score with par.
For him it is a confirmation, but in the meantime, remaining at -9 overall, the advantage has essentially been squandered in his entirety.
Kurt Kitayama, results
Great recovery for Viktor Hovland: the Norwegian, thanks to his -6 today, rises to -8 and catches up with Scottie Scheffler, who is in the middle of the fight to take back the number 1 in the world.
Tyrrell Hatton is also -6: the Englishman, however, is fourth at -7, which in any case is enough for him to precede Harris English and Rory McIlroy by one shot. If the American matters relatively, the Northern Irish is fully in the fight related to world leadership.
With the Spanish Jon Rahm 44th everything is possible. Seventh at -5 Patrick Cantlay (-6 today for him too), Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, with the latter running into a day of two strokes over par. Tenths together Max Homa and Cameron Young, who are at -4.
Francesco Molinari continues to climb, who goes on to gain another 22 positions and is now 19th at -2. All by virtue of today’s -2: five birdies and three bogeys for him, and without the missed shot at number 18, the standings prospects would have been even more important for him, who won an incredible 2019 edition precisely as a comeback.
Due to the multiplicity of similar denominations, it is good to explain what the PGA Tour does and does not do. The PGA Tour does not operate any of the major four tournaments or the Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, organizes the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship, and co-organises the Ryder Cup with the PGA European Tour.
The PGA Tour is not involved in the women’s tours of the United States, which are controlled by the LPGA. Furthermore, the PGA Tour is not the official body that regulates the game of golf in the United States: this is instead the role of the USGA, which also organizes the U.S.
open. Instead, what the PGA Tour does is organize all the rest of the golf events week after week, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup as well as the biennial Presidents Cup.