GMac on the rise as defending champ Casey leads Valspar

by | Mar 24, 2019 | 0 comments

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Graeme McDowell made some strides up the leaderboard on moving day but finds himself nine shots back heading into the final round of the Valspar Championship at Palm Harbour in Florida.

The former US Open champion moved up 11 places into a tie for 38th at even par after carding a one-under par 70 in round three and GMac managed four birdies but also dropped three shots and given his sponsors’ exemptions are beginning to wear thin, the Northern Irishman will need much better over the coming weeks if he’s to regain his PGA Tour card.

With West Waterford’s Seamus Power missing the cut on Friday by a single stroke, Irish hopes now rest on McDowell but it’s defending champion, Paul Casey who takes a one shot lead into the last round in Tampa.

Casey’s third round 68 sees him head the field at nine-under par with Dustin Johnson just one shot back. Our very own oracle happened to tip Casey for the win last week but if you followed his picks closely, you’ll also see 50/1 shot Jason Kokrak just one stroke further back in third.

Kokrak had a hole-in-one on the 15th and shot 30 on the back nine for a 66 that left him two shots behind Casey who is trying to become the first back-to-back winner in the 19-year history at the Valspar Championship.

Forget about Casey for a minute though, what a week it could be for the our betting guru but with a round still to play, anything could happen.

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