2022 3M open leaderboard: Scott Percy continues to lead the TPC Twin Cities after Round 3 was postponed due to inclement weather

2022 3M open leaderboard: Scott Percy continues to lead the TPC Twin Cities after Round 3 was postponed due to inclement weather

Afternoon thunderstorms kicked off the third round of the 2022 3M Open, and with it came perfect scoring conditions for the competitors. Several players have taken advantage of Moving Day in the TPC Twin Cities, no wind to talk about, accessible pin locations and a short sliver of track record. Unfortunately for the field, this included Scott Percy, who drove a three-stroke lead to start the third round and extended it to four after a round of 5-under 66.

The 43-year-old equalized on his first two holes and then hit five consecutive birdies to hit 18 under, continuing his lead to four strokes over Emiliano Grillo. Apparently in the middle of one of those weeks when everything could be going right, going just fine, the only thing that was able to stop Percy was Mother Nature and a blister on the bottom of his foot.

The expected thunderstorms came a little earlier than had been imagined, and all players were pulled off the golf course as the last group was ahead on the eighth hole. After six hours and 38 minutes, play finally resumed.

At one point he hit an under-19, a bogey the last time he dropped Percy to an under-18, as play began to resume. While his lead saw him beat Grillo, there were still many worthy contenders in the fight, including pre-tournament favorite Tony Fino after just five hits.

Leader

1. Scott Percy (-18): The man who led past Thursday and Friday will top after Saturday also with the third round 5-under-66. To say that performance came out of nowhere would be an understatement, as Percy entered the 3M Open with only two top-20 teams of the season and having missed four of the His last six cuts.

As the week begins outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings, Percy will catapult himself into the top 50 if he can hold his own. It’s been seven years since his last singles victory, and nerves may have crept through the 18th hole on Saturday when he threw his approacher into the water, ultimately creating a bogey. If those continue tomorrow, this tournament will turn out to be a completely different game.

The other competitors

2 – Emiliano Grillo (-14)

T3. Doug Game and Tony Fino (-13)

5. Tom Hogg (-12)

T6. Sungjae Im and Grayson Sigg (-11)

Percy’s lead seems insurmountable, and while conventional wisdom suggests Grillo is the candidate to pursue him, Finau may be the wiser choice. Possessing plenty of firepower in his own right, the two-time PGA Tour winner was amazing from tee to green during the first three days in the TPC Twin Cities. Unfortunately, Finau couldn’t match that distinction over the Greens. If he does that tomorrow, he should have a realistic chance of scaring Percy.

FedEx Cup Effects to Watch for

It’s as if yesterday’s PGA Tour was in Hawaii for the start of the 2021-22 season. In the blink of an eye, there were only two tournaments left after completing the 3M Open. To sum up the importance of late-season charging, Percy is expected to go from 138th in the season-long race to 46th with a victory.

While Percy himself may move to the second watershed event, others are only hoping to make it to the first. Chason Hadley – the 125th ranked player last year – is set to make a similar move from 143rd to 127th, while former world number one Jason Day is expected to fall back to 125th. Context when watching the final round includes Patton Keizer, Tyler Duncan and Matthias Schwab. , because they’re just inside the post-season bubble.

2022 3M Unlock Possibilities and Choices Updated

  • Scott Percy: 5/7
  • Tony Fino: 9/2
  • Emiliano Grillo: 5-1
  • Dog Game: 9-1
  • Tom Hogg: 18-1
  • Sungjae Im: 22-1
  • Grayson Sage: 40-1

There are not many players listed under 100-1 as it would be difficult to catch Percy. However, he crawled open the door on the 18th hole of his third round when he committed a level 5 bogey, causing some of his rivals to re-enter the competition. If Piercy doesn’t get the job done, expect Finau to do so. Although that feeling is maintained, it’s no bet on the current number, as four strokes over 18 holes is plenty of room to make up. As such, it might be a sound decision to target Finau at a three-ball and let the tournament play.


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