Phoenix Open: Final Round

Golf

ByTheMinGolf

Hello, good evening and welcome. The PGA Tour has shipped across the USA from the West Coast cool of California to arid deserts of .... well, can you guess? @dralanwilson here with the first part of coverage of the final round of the Waste Management Open.

Welcome to Phoenix. The leaders are out and the early news is an eagle from Chez Reavie puts him in a tie at the top of the leaderboard with Rickie Fowler.

Cast your mind back 12 months and young Rickie was in a similar position - he seemed in complete control of this tournament but had it nicked at the death by Hideki Matsuyama. Will history repeat itself? Stay here to find out.

Last week at Torrey Pines, we had pretty average golf on show and in the end it took a play-off that went in to the next day to find a winner. No offence, but I think the field is a bit stronger this week, was looking forward to seeing Jordan Spieth in action, but he missed the cut. Anyway, the golf is back and Jon Rahm is putting ... decent lag putt on a slippery green.

Kuchar on 7 and his putt comes up way short.... Reavie next to go on 4 , and he's left that well short. Woodland on -14 holes out from off the green for a hell of a par. Keeps him in contention !

Fowler with a poor chip , but rolls in the 6 footer and it's as you were at the top. Kuch, on the other hand drops a shot and he's back to -12. Doing the classic Kuchar of going backwards on Sunday.

Might actually get a look at our own Martin Laird at some point .... he's -4 for the day and could set a good clubhouse score. Ah, and here he is on 8 - another solid long iron into the middle of the green.

Quick look at The Colosseum, I mean the 16th and a tiger has just ripped a players head off because he missed the green. I'm joking, but it's the next logical step for golf to take in trying to attract a new audience.

Fowler leaks one down the right at 5, the others seems to be away OK. Rahm has left nothing behind and seems to have got a good kick from the crowd. Miles down the fairway .... this could be a few horse race.

Here's Woodland's nice little chip in to save par as we head for a commercial break.