Carl Yuan of China showcased his golfing prowess as he took his shot from the ninth tee during the third round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course on November 11, 2023 in Southampton, Bermuda. The photograph was captured by Marianna Massey/Getty Images.
Yuan and Whaley are in pursuit of their first victories on the PGA Tour. Both are in contention after delivering matching 6-under 65s on Saturday with one round remaining to play. Yuan’s unique swing-style resulted in a missed cut at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico last week, but he made an impressive tie for sixth in October at the Sanderson Farms Championship. On the other hand, Whaley secured T-28 or better in three consecutive starts prior to finishing T-59 in Mexico. Yuan maintained a mistake-free game on Saturday, while Whaley almost did the same, but a bogey at the final hole broke his clean streak. Consequently, both players are tied for sixth, trailing by four shots.
Stewart Cink, a seasoned player who has participated in four PGA Tour Champions events this season after crossing the age of 50, is holding his own amongst younger competitors. His third-round 5-under 66 has positioned him at 16 under for the week, alone in fifth place and just two shots behind the leader. Throughout 25 starts this season, Cink only managed to finish inside the top 25 twice. Hence, his strong performance in Bermuda is a notable achievement for the experienced player.
The Bryan brothers, George and Wesley, both made the cut at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. George made his PGA Tour debut in Southampton and delivered a 2-under 69 on the third day of the competition. Meanwhile, Wesley, who began his round with three consecutive birdies, scored even better with a 3-under 68. After 54 holes, Wesley is tied for 46th at 8 under, and George is tied for 54th at 7 under. Despite not being in contention for victory, it is evident that the competitive spirit between the brothers will be on display during the final round as they play for bragging rights.
Odds to win
1. Alex Noren – 19 under (+140)
2. Camilo Villegas – 18 under (+400)
3. Matt Schmid – 17 under (+700)
3. Ryan Moore – 17 under (+750)
5. Stewart Cink – 16 under (+1800)
6. Vince Whaley – 15 under (+3000)
6. Carl Yuan – 15 under (+4000)
6. Kramer Hickok – 15 under (+3500)
6. Adam Scott – 15 under (+1600)
6. Satoshi Kodaira – 15 under (+5000)
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek
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