The story of longtime TOUR players seeking their first win in years will continue on Sunday, as Russell Henley seeks his first victory since 2017 and enters the final round at +150 to do so. This would be another great headline for the new season as Stewart Cink, Sergio Garcia, and Martin Laird also found their first wins in a long time this fall.
Henley made his move up the board on Saturday as playing partners Xander Schauffele and Tyrrell Hatton struggled to get anything going. He will take a three-shot lead into the final round on Sunday over four players at 12-under including Schauffele. Hatton, Justin Thomas, and Jason Day are two more shots behind that group in a tie for sixth, leaving a pretty spread out leaderboard to start Round 4.
There will be a lot of nerves in the final threesome on Sunday afternoon as Lanto Griffin and Talor Gooch will join Henley with one TOUR win between the two of them. The pressure of being in the last group off in the final round is always difficult, and that may be enough to bring more of the chasers into play.
As we look at the strokes gained data from Saturday, let’s see if we can find some guys that may be able to put pressure on that final group.