Golf

Monday, June 14, 2021
Unknown's final 68 good enough to win by one stroke as Hadley and English tank . . .

    Numbers 1 and 2 on the leader board after 54 holes at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree failed miserably in Sunday's finale and allowed less-than-unknown Garrick Higgo to sneak in and grab his first PGA Tour victory with a virtual gift.

    Higgo finished at 11 under on the par-71 Congaree Golf Club course after posting a final-round, 3-under 68, winning by a single stroke over a group of six deadlocked at 10 under. Doc Redman, Jhonattan Vegas, Tyrell Hatton, Bo Van Pelt and Hudson Swafford all shot between 66 and 68 to reach their lofty final positions, while Chesson Hadley, who woke up Sunday morning with an almost insurmountable 4-stroke lead at 14 under, sank to a 4-over-75 to fall into the second-place tie. Harris English, who began the day alone in second at 10 under, closed with 74 and finished at 7 under.

    After a poor Saturday performance, Dustin Johnson was only able to muster up a final 70 and finished at 8 under. Seminole Hank Lebioda shot 67 and wound up tied for 31st at 4 under.   

      

Sunday, June 13, 2021
He's 14 under par . . . English second at 10 under . . .

    Once more, the third-round leader has an edge that seems tough to beat, but after Jon Rahm's forced withdrawal last week at the Memorial when he was home free, anything, it appears, is possible.

    Chesson Hadley shot 68 yesterday at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree and moved to 14 under par, making it difficult to think anyone can overtake him today without Chesson falling into a lake. Harris English is second at 10 under, followed by unknown Garrick Higgo at 8 under, and four tied at 7 under, including disappointing Dustin Johnson, and just-turned 46 Bo Van Pelt. 

    While Van Pelt rocketed up the leader board with a 5-under 66, Dustin looked ragged as he turned in a 2-over-par 73 with some poor putting. 

    Seminole Hank Lebioda, the only one of five Florida collegians (Florida/FSU) left standing, is tied for 47th at 1 under. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Ted shoots 80, doesn't make a birdie in round 2 . . .

    There was a great deal of news emanating from the first edition of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, not the least of which was the withdrawal of several key players after they finished high on the leader board in the Memorial the previous week

    Added to that was the downfall of Wes Roach, who led after day one with a 7-under-64, then dropped into a tie for 29th via a 6-over-77 on day two. Then there's Dustin Johnson, who goes into round 3 today in second place, two strokes behind Chesson Hadley, after rounds of 65-68-133, 9 under par. Hadley leads with 65-66-131, 11 under. Tain Lee is third at 7 under-135, and there are six tied for fourth at 6 under.  

    After knocking himself out in round 1 with a 6-over-77, Ted Potter didn't make a birdie in round 2, winding up with 80 and missing the cut of +1 by 15 strokes. 

    Then there was Mark Hensby, who's ready to try the Champions Tour later this month. Hensby, who played in the FSGA event at Golden Hills several years ago, hit a ball in the water, and dropped another ball that didn't match the ones he was playing with - he had switched one ball with Pat Perez on the putting green. Hensby was assessed a 10-stroke penalty (two strokes each for the five holes he used the wrong ball) and missed the cut by a mile. 

    The only ex-Florida collegian to make the cut was Hank Lebioda (68-74-142, even par); Brooks Koepka (72-73-145), Camilo Villegas (73-72-145), Brian Gay (72-74-146) and Matt Every (74-76-150) all headed home. 

    

Friday, June 11, 2021
Ted takes a 9 to knock himself out . . .

    Ted Potter will be playing for practice today at the $7.3 million Palmetto Championship at Congaree in South Carolina after knocking himself out of contention on Thursday's final hole

    Starting on the back nine yesterday, Ted was sitting at 2 under par after making birdie on the third hole, his 12th hole of the day. But he took a double  bogey on the par-5 4th, and a bogey on the par-3 5th, to drop to 1 over with four to play. He parred the next three holes, but No. 9 became a disaster, when, after driving it 304 yards to the left fairway, he hit his second shot into a "native area" and couldn't get out even though he was just 33 feet, 2 inches to the hole. After a series of shots that got him nowhere, he finally holed a 1-foot putt for a 5-over-par 9, and a final 77, 6 over par. 

    Wes Roach took the first-round lead with a 7-under 64, one stroke ahead of a group of four at 65 which include Chesson Hadley, Erik van Rooyen, Doc Redman and Dustin Johnson. Jhonattan Vegas is alone at 66 and there are a slew at 4-under 67. The early projected cut was at even-par 71. 

    The only Seminole or Gator under the cut line is Hank Lebioda, at 3-under 68. The other Seminole, Brooks Koepka, is at 1-over 72, same as Gator Brian Gay. The other Gators: Camilo Villegas, 2-over 73; Matt Every, 3-over 74.  

       

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Ted should be fresh after a month layoff . . .

    The top five finishers in the Memorial - minus Jon Rahm, who should have been the winner - are back this week for a new event on the PGA Tour schedule, the $7.3 million Palmetto Championship at Congaree in South Carolina.

    Patrick Cantlay, who won in a playoff over Collin Morikawa after Rahm withdrew with a 5-five-stroke lead due to a positive Covid test, along with third-place Scottie Scheffler, fourth-place Branden Grace and fifth-place Patrick Reed, are sure to love the Congaree Golf Club layout, which has to be among the prettiest on Tour, or anywhere else. They'll be joined by Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter and Ocala's Ted Potter, making his first start in four weeks. Ted goes in with $334,128 in the bank this season, putting him 164th on the PGA Tour money list. 

    Aside from Koepka, Seminole Hank Lebioda is playing, as are Gators Matt Every, Camilo Villegas and Brian Gay.    

Sunday, June 6, 2021
It will cost him a million-plus . . .

    Jon Rahm received the bad news as he was finishing up his third round at the Memorial: he had tested positive for the virus. He was 18 under at the time after completing an 8-under 64, including a hole-in-one, and was a cinch to take home the $1.7 million check today. Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay were next at 12 under, and the way Rahm is playing the duo would still be battling for second money.

    But Rahm had to withdraw from the event that he won last year (with a check for $1,674,000) and he was very gracious about it. One can afford to be gracious about losing a million-plus if there are many more millions in the bank. 

    Personally, I think they could have let Jon play by himself today - he's not sick and he's asymptomatic - with he and his caddie masked, and keeping the crowd away from both. But, that's life.

    Imagine the ramifications if it was some young player fighting for his golfing and financial life, instead of Rahm. 

    As it is, Morikawa and Cantlay have it mostly to themselves, with Branden Grace and Scottie Scheffler tied for third at 9 under. It's another three strokes back to Max Homa, who is 6 under and would have to have a record round to win. 

    They will be talking about this one for a long time. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Some players still have 7 or 8 holes remaining this morning . . .

    Play was suspended for the second day at the Memorial yesterday with some players as far away from the 18th hole as No. 10 and 11, and Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm tied for the lead at 8 under par.

    Cantlay added a 5-under-67 to his opening round of 69 for 136, while Rahm, after his Thursday 69, is also 5 under in round 2 with five holes remaining to try to break the deadlock over the Muirfield Village course.

    The early projected cut line at Jack Nicklaus's tournament is 2 over par, and one of the three Gators appears to have already missed the boat; that's Camilo Villegas (73-75-148). Billy Horschel, who shot 76 on Thursday, is at even par in round 2 and at 4 over needs two birdies on his last five holes to keep playing. Brian Gay opened with 73 and is 2 over in round 2; he needs one birdie on his final three holes.   

EARLY SATURDAY UPDATE: Rahm birdied two late holes and went to 10 under, taking a two-stroke lead over Cantlay heading into round 3.

    Horschel birdied the fifth hole, a par 5, and ninth, a par 4, and made the cut right on the line of +2. Gay missed the cut with 73-75.   

 

Friday, June 4, 2021
Leader shoots 6-under 66 . . .

    Rain plagued the Memorial on two occasions in Dublin, Ohio yesterday and only half the field was able to finish. When play was suspended, Collin Morikawa was low man with a 6-under-66, one stroke ahead of Adam Long and Scottie Scheffler. 

    Seven players were tied for third at 4 under, and three of that group were still out on the course. 

    Camilo Villegas and Brian Gay were best for the Gator contingent at 1-over 73, while Billy Horschel finished with 4-over 76.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Spieth falters in finale . . .

    Jordan Spieth wasn't able to keep it going in Sunday's final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Forth Worth, Texas, and Jason Kokrak took advantage of his rival's collapse and won the $7.5 million event by two strokes at 14 under par. It was the second victory of the season for Kokrak and he became the third multiple winner this season, following Bryson Dechambeau and Stewart Cink.

    The duo came to the 18th hole with Kokrak in front by one stroke, and he closed the door with a par on 18 while Spieth dumped his tee shot in the water and took a bogey. Kokrak shot even-par 70 and Spieth tumbled to a 3-over-par 73.

    The Tour moves to Dublin, Ohio this week for The Memorial, the prestigious Jack Nicklaus event at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Jon Rahm is the defending champ in the talent-laden field, surviving a final-round 75 last season to earn a check for $1,674,000. Rahm finished at 9 under and won by three strokes. 

    There was just one player who broke 70 in the difficult final round, Matthew Fitzpatrick shooting 68 and finishing third at 5 under. 

    Gator Bill Horschel, who tied for 13th last year and earned $171,585, is entered, along with Brian Gay and Camilo Villegas. Also in the lineup is South African Louis Oosthuizen, rumored by many to have recently bought a home and/or a horse farm in Ocala, and he'll also be shooting for the major share of the 9.3 million pot. Louis couldn't solve Muirfield and finished in a tie for 54th last year, collecting $21,762.  

    

    

    

    

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Spieth leads at 15 under, one better than Kokrak . . .

    The players with a legitimate chance to win the Charles Schwab Challenge dwindled down to a precious few in Fort Worth yesterday, where Jordan Spieth holds a one-stroke edge over Jason Kokrak heading into today's finale.

    Spieth shot a 4-under-par 66 at the Colonial Country Club and at 195 is 15 under par. Kokrak also shot 66 and is 14 under. It's another four strokes back to Sergio Garcia, who is at 10 under following a Saturday 68. Then it's another two back to Ian Poulter and Sebastian Munoz at 8 under, after Poulter moved up by posting the best round of the day, a 6-under 64, and Munoz fell back with an even-par 70. 

    For the rest of the field, they face an impossible task, unless someone can shoot an unlikely 61 or 62 and hope Spieth and Kokrak stumble badly. 

    Seminole Daniel Berger's 72 dropped him back into a tie for 34th at 2 under; Gator Billy Horschel is tied for 63rd at 1 over after a 72, and Brian Gay is tied for 74th at 5 over after a 76.   

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Jordan is 1 ahead of Jason Kokrak . . .

    Jordan Spieth takes a one-stroke lead into today's third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, posting a Friday 66 after his opening-round 63 for 129, 11 under par. Jason Kokrak is alone in second with a pair of 65's for 130, 10 under.

    The cut at the Colonial Country Club came at 1 over par, and among those who missed it by one stroke were Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed. 

    Tied for third at 8 under are Sergio Garcia (63-69-132), Sebastian Munoz (67-65) and Patton Kizzire (67-65). Erik Compton, the much-chronicled heart transplant recipient of many years ago, put together rounds of 65-68 for 133, and at 7 under is tied for sixth. 

    The lone Seminole in the field, always-in-the-hunt Daniel Berger, is tied  for 16th with 4-under 68-68-136. Two Gators made the cut, Billy Horschel (71-68-139, 1 under, tied for 42nd), and Camilo Villegas (69-71-140, even par, tied for 49th).

      

Friday, May 28, 2021
Sergio makes 5 birdies and an eagle . . .

    As opposed to so many events in recent months, two familiar names were tied atop the leader board after round 1 of the $7.5 million Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. 

    Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth both shot 7-under-par 63's to take a one-stroke lead over Jason Kokrak and Erik Compton. Garcia's round of 32-31 included five birdies and an eagle, while Spieth's 31-32 was forged with seven birdies. Neither player made a bogey. 

    Phil Mickelson wasn't able to build on his sensational PGA Championship victory, and he's tied for 87th at 3 over par 73. The early projected cut is set at 1 over.

    Seminole Daniel Berger is tied for 17th at 2-under 68; among the Gators, Camilo Villegas is tied for 31st at 1 under, Billy Horschel is tied for 52nd at 1 over, and Brian Gay is at 3 over 73.   


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Berger defends his Charles Schwab Challenge Title . . .

    Brooks Koepka made a valiant effort to win the PGA Championship last week in his quest to make it five Tour victories this season for Florida Gators and FSU Seminoles. Koepka, Daniel Berger, Brian Gay and Billy Horschel are the first four.

    Koepka won't be playing this week at the $7.5 million Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, but Berger, last year's winner of the event, will be there, along with Gay, Horschel and Camilo Villegas. Berger made the cut at the PGA and was never in contention but he won't be missing lunch anytime soon - he took home $1,350,000 for his Texas victory last year. 

    Phil Mickelson prevailed in the PGA by two strokes and at the age of 50 became the oldest winner of a Major, unseating Julis Boros, who was 48 when he captured the PGA in 1968. Phil is playing this week and if he wins, would probably set some kind of record that Tour historians can muster up. 

    Ted Potter won't be playing, nor will Louis Oosthuizen, whose Ocala status we're still trying to ascertain.  

 

Monday, May 24, 2021
Oosthuizen ties for 2nd - he has bought a horse farm in Ocala . . .

    One of the most relevant facets repeated often during the final round of the PGA Championship yesterday was that there were five two-stroke swings between Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka before Phil achieved several milestones with his second victory in the event.

    In no particular order, Phil became the oldest player ever to win a Major - he turns 51 next month; Julius Boros had held the honor since 1968 when he won the same event at the age of 48. It was Phil's sixth victory in a Major, first since the 2013 Open, and his 45th Tour victory. 

    On another difficult day over the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, Phil closed with 73 for a 6-under-par 282, two strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka, who shot 74, and Louis Oosthuizen, who shot 73 while partnered with Phil. And, in one of the more interesting notes of the day, Ian Baker Finch casually mentioned that Oosthuizen has just purchased a horse farm in Ocala. (More on that when further information is available). 

    In the post-game interview, Phil mused that he may never win again - but nobody believes that. He thrilled the thousands of fans who followed him from the start with many of his famed near-impossible feats, including a hole-out from a greenside bunker for a birdie on the par-3 fifth.

    Koepka tied for second while looking for his third PGA Championship victory in four years, but fellow Seminole Daniel Berger, usually one of the steadiest players on Tour, finished at 10 over par after a Sunday 76 and tied for 75th. Gator Billy Horschel tied for 23rd at 1 over with a closing 72 and Brian Gay was 18 over after a 78 and finished 81st and last.  

         

Sunday, May 23, 2021
A bogey and a double on back nine set Phil back . . .

    After 11 holes over the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island yesterday, Phil Mickelson looked like he was a cinch to have an almost insurmountable lead heading into today's final round of the PGA Championship. Phil had birdied 2, 3, 6 and 7 for a front-nine 32, added another on 10, and gone from 5-under-par teeing off on No. 1 to 10 under teeing off on No. 12, opening up a five-stroke lead on Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen

    But, like the old musical 'A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,' Phil suffered a two-hole meltdown, taking a bogey on 12 and a double on 13. In the space of  about 25 minutes, he fell from 10 under to seven, and everybody under par at that juncture was back in the ballgame. 

    Phil then parred out over the last five holes for a 2-under 70 and wound up just one stroke ahead of Koepka, who also shot 70, and two ahead of Oosthuizen, who turned in an even-par 72 after having begun the day tied with Phil for the lead.

    But if Phil had made pars on the two disaster holes, he could have separated himself from the rest of the top 10 with only his two closest pursuers to worry about, and maybe Kevin Streelman, who is fourth at 4 under. There are only 12 players under par among the 81 who made the cut of +5. Gator Brian Gay is 81st at 12 over after a Saturday 80. 

    Only six players in the field broke 70, but all that did for them was to improve their positions, but not list them among possible contenders. Jordan's Spieth's 68 and Rickie Fowler's 69 left them in a tie for 13th at even par; Gator Billy Horschel's 68 has him tied for 23rd at 1 over; and 69's by Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed and Ben Cook still left them up the track at 2 over.

    The way the Ocean Course has treated the best players in the world for 54 holes, it's hard to imagine someone shooting an early 65 or 66 today and forcing Phil, Brooks or Louis to do likewise.    

             

    

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Koepka one back at Kiawah Island . . .

    Phil Mickelson - finishing early in the day - added a second-round 3-under-par 69 to his opening 70 at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, S. C. yesterday, and his 5-under 139 held up until dusk, although several times during the day he had dropped one stroke behind. But such as Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka were unable to sustain their mastery over the Ocean Course; Oosthuizen (71-68) fell back into a deadlock with Mickelson, while the long-hitting Koepka (69-71-140) will begin today one stroke behind. 

    Strong winds off the Atlantic took their toll on the field, and the cut line came at 5 over, an unusually high number for any PGA event. Among the casualties at +6 were Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Zach Johnson bowed out at +8, Matt Kuchar at +10 and Charl Schwartzel at + 11. Among winners of the event from long ago to miss the cut were John Daly (1991, +27), Rich Beem (2002, +7) and Shaun Micheel (2003, +17). Mickelson was the 2005 winner, during a year in which he won four of his 44 career titles.   

    Aside from Koepka, the other Seminole, Daniel Berger, made a huge turn-around and snuck in at +4 (79-69-148). Both Gators made it, too, Brian Gay at +4 (77-71-148) and Billy Horschel at +5 (77-72-149). A trio of players followed Koepka in a tie for fourth at 3 under - Branden Grace, Hideki Matsuyama, and the headline writer's nightmare, Christiaan Bezuidenhout. 

    Only 18 players broke par, and there are 19 tied for 63rd, slipping in at the +5 cut line. 

     

       

Monday, May 17, 2021
Collects a check for $16,848 . . .

    The only consolation for Ted Potter at the conclusion of the AT&T Byron Nelson was that he made three eagles over the 72 holes, and nobody else did. But even 6-under-par for those three holes didn't help Ted because he played the other 69 holes in 1 over par and wound up tied for 68th place at 5 under.

    Ted picked up another meager check similar to the one from Wells Fargo the week before, this one for $16,848, raising his earnings for the season to $334,128. That's more than satisfactory for mortal men, but not for a PGA Tour pro looking to reach the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list in order to retain his exemption for next season. Ted dropped four spots on that list, down to 161st, and he stayed at No. 159 on the money list. In the Sunday round, Ted hit just 5 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens. He isn't eligible for the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island this week. 

    K. H. Lee won the event in McKinney, Texas for his first Tour victory with a 25-under-par 263, closing with a Sunday 66 to defeat sizzling Sam Burns by three strokes. Sam shot a final-round 70. 

    There was a four-way tie for third at 21 under among Seminole Daniel Berger, who closed with 64; Patton Kizzire, who shot the best round, a Sunday 63; Scott Stallings and Charl Schwartzel. Seminole Hank Lebioda tied for 17th at 16 under, with a final 68.  

    

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Ted shoots 1-over-par 73 in third round . . .

    Too many over par holes over the Craig Ranch course proved to be costly for Ted Potter yesterday, and he fell all the way down to a tie for 50th at 9 under par at the AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas. If he remains around that area after today's finale, Ted's check will be somewhere in the neighborhood of a meager $20,000 along with an inconsequential number of FedEx Cup points. That won't help him in his quest to reach the top 125 on the points list in order to retain his exempt status for next season. 

    Ted shot 37-36-73, 1 over par, after excellent rounds of 66 and 68, mainly due to a few disaster holes. The worst was No. 15, a par 3, where it took him four strokes to get it up and down after his tee shot left him 38 feet, 5 inches from the cup. It was only slightly better on No. 9, where Ted had to take a drop - many yards backwards - after a poor tee shot of 242 yards into an unplayable area. All this after he had made an eagle 3 on the par-5 5th hole. 

    Sizzling Sam Burns shot 69 after his Friday 62 to hang onto the lead at 20 under par, one stroke better than K. H. Lee, who shot 67. Tied for third at 17 under are Charl Schwartzel (66), Matt Kuchar (66), Jordan Spieth (66) and Alex Noren (70). Best rounds of the day were 63's turned in by Harris English and Scott Stallings. 

    Seminoles: Daniel Berger is tied for 18th at 13 under after a 67; Hank Lebioda is tied for 25th at 12 under after a 70.  

     

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Ted is 7 behind Sam Burns . . .

    Ted Potter began the second round at the AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas yesterday with a bogey, but that's the last one he made, and he finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134, tied for 12th. Ted's rounds of 66-68 at the TPC Craig Ranch left him seven strokes behind Sam Burns, who added a sizzling 10-under 62 to his opening 65 and at 17 under holds a two-stroke lead over Alex Noren (65-64-129).

    In an unusual twist rarely seen on tour, the players in the first five spots on the leader board are all alone - there are no ties until sixth place, at which there is a 6-way deadlock at 11 under. K. H. Lee is third at -14, Doc Redman fourth at -13, and J. J. Spaun fifth at -12. Included in the deadlock for sixth are Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Charl Schwartzel. 

    After Ted's first-hole bogey, he birdied 5, 6 and 9 for a front-nine 34. On the back, he made seven  pars, adding birdies on the 13th hole and the 16th, where he canned a 17-foot putt. He tees off today with Joseph Bramlett at noon Texas time, 1 p. m. EST. 

    With the entire field making birdies almost at will, the halfway cut, which often comes in the plus column, this time wound up at 6 under. There were 20 players at the cut line, but another 19 missed the cut despite shooting 5 under, a list that included Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

    For the Seminoles, Hank Lebioda (67-67-134) is tied for 12th and Daniel Berger (69-67-136) is tied for 27th; Brooks Koepka (71-70, -3) missed the cut. Gator Matt Every (70-76, +2) also headed home.   

       

    

Friday, May 14, 2021
Ted is just three strokes behind the leaders . . .

    Ted Potter closed like the legendary runner Silky Sullivan in the first round of the $8.1 million AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas yesterday, making birdies on his final four holes and winding up with a 6-under-par 66. That put him in a 15-way logjam for 19th place behind the co-leaders, J. J. Spaun and Jordan Spieth, who both opened with 9-under 63's over the TPC Craig Ranch course. 

    Looking to make his third straight cut, Ted began on the back nine and went 2 under with an eagle 3 on the par-5 12th hole. He canned a 9-foot putt for birdie on No. 14, but he gave that one back on 16, missing a par putt of 6 feet, 8 inches. He missed a chance to get back to 3 under on No. 18, a par 5, when he blasted out of a greenside bunker to within 5 feet, 7 inches, but couldn't convert the putt.

    Moving to No. 1, Ted birdied the hole after hitting his second to within 9 feet, but immediately gave that one back with a bogey on 2. He then parred the next three holes before playing the last four in 12 strokes, 4-under-par. 

    The round can easily be attributed to Ted's best performance in months in two important categories. He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in putting together his round of 32-34-66.   

    In a day when birdies were flying, Spaun and Spieth head into today just one stroke ahead of Rafa Cabrera Bello, Aaron Wise, Doc Redman and Joseph Bramlett, who all shot 64. There's a 12-way deadlock at 65, which includes Sergio Garcia, Sam Burns, Alex Noren and Charles Howell III.

    SEMINOLES: Hank Lebioda (-5, tied for 34th); Daniel Berger (-3, tied for 77th), Brooks Koepka (-1, tied for 116th). GATOR: Matt Every (-2, tied for 96th).