Power lurking with intent ahead of final round of RSM Classic

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Seamus Power (Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

It’s a bunched leaderboard at the RSM Classic but Seamus Power is among the pack and is three shots adrift heading into the final round in Georgia.

It was a clean card for Power who registered three birdies and 15 pars. The Waterford man carded birdies on the 4th, 5th and 15th to share 13th but only three back.

“It was one of the uglier bogey-free rounds that’s for sure, Power joked. “I’ve kind of struggled a bit all week so we’re going to go to driving range here. Around the greens feels sharp so hopefully I can get something going for the long game and hopefully make some birdies tomorrow.”

Power tops the FedEx Cup standings and could rise to 23rd in the world rankings were he to claim his third PGA Tour win and a second in three weeks.

“It’ll be a lot of the same stuff,” Power said of his approach to the final round. “The greens are so good, you can you can really get the putter going. So just for me, it’s just to give myself a few more chances and see what happens.”

As for his recent form, he said: “Yeah, you know, golfers, no matter how good you play, you’re always kind of worried about the current so, you know, it was a little bit disappointing today, but overall obviously to have 600 and something points up in the Fall, it’s a great start to the year and another good round tomorrow and I’ll get myself on the way to the Tour Championship in Atlanta.”

Patrick Rodgers and Ben Martin share the lead on fourteen-under-par after rounds of 64 and 65 respectively.

“It was a really good day out there,” said Rodgers who is bidding for his maiden PGA Tour title. “I thought it was going to be maybe a little bit more difficult than it ended up being,” admitted Rodgers.
” Just at the start it was kind of like overcast, a little cool and a little breezy, but when the sun came out I felt like maybe there was some chances to score and get after the golf course a little bit.

“I was fortunate to get on a nice run there on the back nine, and today is all about positioning and I’m right there with a chance tomorrow, which is a really fun opportunity.”

Martin was on the Korn Ferry Tour last year and he is bidding for his second PGA Tour win. “It was solid. I don’t know my stats, but it seemed like I hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. I don’t remember chipping a ton, so it was kind of the way you want to play golf.

“Kind of boring, but I think Larry Penley at Clemson used to say, “Boring golf is good golf, good golf is great golf. “So, yeah, very similar. That’s kind of how I played yesterday. Took advantage of
opportunities and didn’t make a ton of mistakes.”

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