THE BGB LOWDOWN…

  • Sam Burns maintained his position at the head of the leaderboard at the Vivint Houston Open after carding a third round 68 on Saturday.
  • The American who is seeking a breakthrough win on TOUR recovered from a brace of early bogeys to roll in an eagle and three late birdies to move onto nine-under par.
  • One shot adrift are Aussie Jason Day and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz who kept pace with respective rounds of 67.
  • Austria’s Sepp Straka posted a 66 to move into outright fourth, one shot ahead of a lurking World No. 1 Dustin Johnson who moved within three shots of the lead on the back of a second straight 66.
  • Johnson is making only a second start of the season, and first since the US Open where he tied for sixth spot.

HIGHLIGHTS…

FUN FACTS…

  • Sam Burns is currently not in the field for next week’s Masters, but would qualify with a win tomorrow.
  • Sepp Straka is Austria’s only representative on TOUR and the country has yet to produce a winner on TOUR.
  • Brooks Koepka, who served as player consultant on the course renovations at Memorial Park, shot a 5-under 65, tied for the lowest score of the week

COURSE STATS…

  • Toughest Hole – Par 4 6th – 4.206
  • Easiest Hole – Par 4 13th – 3.632

ASIA WATCH…

  • Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 70-70-66 -4 – T8
  • Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 70-69-72 +1 – T34
  • C.T. Pan (TPE) 72-69-73 +4 – T54
  • Sungjae Im (KOR) 74-69-73 +6 – T64

QUOTES…

It’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when this golf course will hit you

Sam Burns

Yeah, I mean, obviously after the first nine holes I’ve played pretty solid and I like the way I’m playing, I’m swinging well

Dustin Johnson

I think the golf swing is holding up quite nicely and the body is, too

Jason Day

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