Americans Holmes and Stanley dominate The Players after third round

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Kyle Stanley of the US hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 13 May 2017. The tournament runs 11 May through 14 May. EFE

The Americans J.B.Holmes and Kyle Stanley dominate The Players Golf, unofficially considered the fifth “big” of the season, after finishing the third round that saw the resurgence of Spanish Sergio Garcia and the sinking of another Hispanic player Jon Rahm.

Holmes topped the gap left by South African Louis Oosthuizen, who slipped to third place, adding 70 hits to his card for a total of 207 (-9), the same as Stanley despite his Had to conform to the field pair (72).

The new champion of the past Masters of Augusta, the Spaniard Sergio Garcia, practically rebounded from his ashes in this tournament by improving 36 places in the table to place in the seventh place to four strokes of the leaders.

Garcia, who in the first day achieved a spectacular “hole in one” which did not prevent him from being relegated to one of the last positions with 73 strokes, one over the pair, in his third course he reminded the player that he was A few days ago the champion green jacket in Augusta with blows that delighted the many fans who followed their evolutions in the TPC Sawgrass of Ponte Vedra Beach.

The Spaniard finished his third start with 67 strokes, five under par, after signing three bogeys, six birdies and a spectacular eagle in the 16th hole, a par five settled in three strokes, which received a more than deserved ovation.

The opposite path followed Jon Rahm who today lived a black day that led him to add 82 strokes with three double bogeys, six bogeys and only two birdies.

Rafa Cabrera Bello remains in the top of the list, tenth, despite falling five places because of the 73 hits today, with which accumulates 212 (-4). Failed in the two with bogey, equaled the score with birdie in 4, but suffered in the seven with a double bogey. In the second half of his tour he added two more holes over the pair but was below in three.

– Classification after the third day:
.1. J.B. Holes (USA) 207 (68 69 70)
. +. Kyle Stanley (USA) 207 (79 77 72)
.3. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 208 (69 66 72)
.4. Si Woo Kin (cDS) 209 (60 72 68)
.5. Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 210 (72 71 67)
. +. Ian Paulter (ENG) 210 (72 67 71)
.7. Sergio García (ESP) 211 (73 71 67)
. +. Patrick Cantlay (USA) 211 (60 70 72)
. +. Alex Nore (DEN) 211 (68 71 72)

10. Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP) 212 (60 70 73)
… Jon Rahm (ESP) 222 (68 72 82).

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