Canadian Corey Conners looks to become the first Monday Qualifier to win since 2010

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Things to Know

  • Si Woo Kim takes 54-hole lead/co-lead for a second time on the PGA TOUR
  • Corey Conners looks to become the first Monday Qualifier to win since 2010
  • 2016 Valero Texas Open winner Charley Hoffman shoots 64, low round of the week
  • FedExCup points leader Matt Kuchar moves into the top 10 with a 5-under 67

Third-Round Leaderboard

Position

Name

Score

1

Si Woo Kim

66-66-69—201 (-15)

2

Corey Conners

69-67-66—202 (-14)

3

Charley Hoffman

71-68-64—203 (-13)

Third-Round Lead Notes

6            Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win the Valero Texas Open since moving to TPC San Antonio in 2010

(most recent: Andrew Landry/2018)

12          Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win in 2018-19

(most recent: Graeme McDowell/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship)

Si Woo Kim (1st/-15)

Age: 23 (June 28, 1995)

Entering the Week

#34        FedExCup

#61        Official World Golf Ranking

116        PGA TOUR starts

2            PGA TOUR wins

13          PGA TOUR starts in 2018-19

3            PGA TOUR top-10s in 2018-19

3            Starts at Valero Texas Open

  • Following back-to-back 6-under 66s, made four birdies against one bogey to post a 3-under 69
  • Takes a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the second time on the PGA TOUR (2016 Wyndham Championship/1st)
  • With a win Sunday, would become the first player from South Korea to win the Valero Texas Open and first international winner of the event since 2014 (Steven Bowditch)
  • With a win, would become the fifth international winner on the PGA TOUR in as many weeks; Francesco Molinari/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Rory McIlroy/PLAYERS Championship, Paul Casey/Valspar Championship, Graeme McDowell/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
  • Seeks to become the PGA TOUR’s first wire-to-wire winner since Brandt Snedeker (2018 Wyndham Championship)
  • Aced the par-3 16th hole in round two. With a win, would become the third player to record an ace en route to winning this season: J.B. Holmes (Genesis Open), Francesco Molinari (Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard)
  • Making his fourth consecutive start at the Valero Texas Open: T45/2018, T22/2017, MC/2016
  • Season highlighted by three top-10 finishes: 3rd/Genesis Open, T4/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, T10/CIMB Classic
  • In search of his third career PGA TOUR win and first since the 2017 THE PLAYERS Championship

 

Corey Conners (2nd/-14)

  • Opened with three straight birdies en route to a 6-under 66 and solo possession of second place
  • With a win this week, would become the first Monday Qualifier to win on the PGA TOUR since Arjun Atwal (2010 Wyndham Championship)
  • Playing out of the 126-150 category on the PGA TOUR this season, is making his 13th start. Has collected a pair of top-3 finishes (Sanderson Farms Championship/2nd, Sony Open in Hawaii/T3). Currently 66th in the FedExCup
  • In his rookie year on the PGA TOUR in 2017-18, finished No. 130 in the FedExCup standings
  • Missed the cut in five of his last six starts before this week (T41/THE PLAYERS Championship)

Charley Hoffman (3rd/-13)

  • 2016 Valero Texas Open champion Charley Hoffman played his last five holes in 5-under (birdie-par-birdie-birdie-eagle) to post the week’s lowest score of 8-under 64
  • Is making his 14th consecutive start in the Valero Texas Open, where he has amassed five top-10 finishes; 1st/2016, T3/2013, T2/2011, T9/2009 and T8/2006
  • Best score at TPC San Antonio before this week (36 rounds) was a 6-under 66 (R1/2016/1st)
  • Is a perfect 14/14 in made cuts in the Valero Texas Open
  • In search of his fifth career PGA TOUR win and first since the 2016 Valero Texas Open
  • Is in search of his first top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR since the 2017 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (3rd)

Miscellaneous Notes

  • With four birdies and an eagle at the par-5 14th, Jhonattan Vegas posted a 5-under 67 to move to T4 at 11-under 205. Best of seven previous finishes in the event is T34 (2017)
  • Jordan Spieth (T16) struggled on his outgoing nine with two double bogeys and two bogeys en route to a 6-over 42. He rebounded on the inward half with five birdies (12, 14, 16-18) for a 31 to shoot 1-over 73. Seeks first top-10 on TOUR since the 2018 Open Championship (T9)
  • Rickie Fowler (T16), who began the day T2 at 8-under 136, made an eagle-3 at the 18th hole to shoot 1-over 73 in his bid to become the first player to win the Valero Texas Open in his first start since Ben Curtis (2012)
  • Nick Taylor (T46) aced the 13th hole from 221 yards using a 4-iron en route to a 1-under 71

 

Bogey-free rounds:

R1 (3): Ted Potter, Jr. (68), Graeme McDowell (69), Seamus Power (69)

R2 (5): Si Woo Kim (66), Matt Jones (68), Curtis Luck (68), Sam Burns (69), HaoTong Li (70)

R3 (6): Jason Kokrak (65), Lucas Glover (66), Jim Furyk (68), Mackenzie Hughes (69), Richy Werenski (69),

Brian Stuard (70)

 

Scoring Averages:

Front 9                 Back 9                  Total                    Cumulative

R1:         36.245                 35.154                  71.399                  —

R2:         36.113                  35.447                  71.560                  71.479

R3:         35.912                  34.962                  70.875                  71.346

Hardest hole

R1: Par-4 fourth (4.245); R2: Par-4 ninth (4.298); R3: Par-4 fourth (4.363)

Easiest hole

R1: Par-5 14th (4.643); R2: Par-5 14th (4.617); R3: Par-5 14th (4.475)