Round Three Recap Arnold Palmer Invitational

Ben CurtisWell, in golf right now we have the Arnold Palmer Invitational going on, and after round three here is where we stand. Let's start with Ernie Els who is trying to simplify the game as much as possible. He had two pars on Saturday, which put him in the lead, which had been previously held by Ben Curtis. Els had a was two shots behind before he shot Par. Now he goes into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the lead, which means that he's got a chance to win his second tournament in a row.

However, Els commented that there was a still a lot of work to be done in the final round, after finishing round three with three under 69, which made him the only golfer that was able to get under 70 for all three of the previous rounds at Bay Hill. Els said that he was in a great position still but would like to keep himself working and able to concentrate and wanted to play some good golf in round four. This shouldn't surprise anyone, as Els has been at the top of the leaderboard five times out of the last six rounds that he has played.

Ben Curtis holds onto second. He is a former British Open Champion and looked every bit the part with a two stroke lead over Els. He would have kept up there if he had been able to maintain since Ernie Els simply made Par, but he ran into problems on the sixteenth hole – a Par 5 – and ended up sixty yards from the green. He finished that hole with a bogey after three putts, surprising because the sixteenth is the easiest hole available on Bay Hill. He also had a bit of trouble on the Par 3 seventeeth hole, ending up with another bogey.

Tags: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, British Open Champion
Posted: 29th March 2010

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