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2023 Fortinet Championship third round leaderboard, PGA Tour updates

2023 Fortinet Championship third round leaderboard, PGA Tour updates

Matt Kuchar of the United States smiles after hitting his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa on September 16, 2023 in Napa, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Matt Kuchar is a nine-time PGA Tour winner, though it has been four years since he hoisted a trophy at week’s end. He’s in position to change that this week.

Kuchar shot 7-under 65 on Moving Day, vaulting up the leaderboard and into great position heading into the final round. Kuchar is 14 under and four shots behind Theegala. The 7-under mark tied the low round of the day.

“It was really good, steady golf,” Kuchar said. “It’s been fun. I got off to a funny start on Thursday with a triple bogey on my second hole of the day and then bounced back really quickly, an eagle and a birdie following two holes and then a double. My golf’s normally not like that.

“My golf is normally pretty steady, it’s pretty good at bogey avoidance, certainly good at double and triple bogey avoidance. But I was able to turn that into a solid round of 2 under.”

After rounds of 70 and 67 to begin the week, Kuchar capitalized with seven birdies Saturday to move into position to win and gain valuable FedEx Cup points.

He’s projected 55th in the FedEx Cup standings after starting the week 66th. Position Nos. 51-60 after the fall will earn spots in the fields at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Genesis Invitational, two of the first signature events in 2024.

“I love playing, love having a chance to compete,” Kuchar said. “Being out here at Silverado’s a fantastic resort, fantastic golf course. This is one that regardless of where on the schedule it is I’m likely to find myself here.”


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