Ricky Fowler was in a morning group on the beautiful new Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, and he caught fire. The American shot his lowest round, 64 (-7), worldwide since Tiger Woods’s event last year in the Bahamas, when he shot 65. This brought his overall score for the Olympic tournament to -3, six shots behind the leader at the time, Marcus Fraser. He did this with two bogeys on the back nine, or his score could have been even that much better. Getting himself within a couple of shots of the leaders sets Ricky up for a good push towards a medal, although, he’ll have to climb a number of players to make the medal platform.
— Joel Monson (@JoelMonson) August 13, 2016
The rest of the Americans fared well in their third rounds, with Bubba Watson (-6) and Matt Kuchar (-5), each giving themselves a look at a medal on the final day. Patrick Reed finished his day at a disappointing +2 and is +1 for the tournament. Henrik Stenson struggled on the front nine but birdied numbers 13, 14, and 15 to come within one shot of Justin Rose and the lead at -12, through fifteen holes; both of them continuing their strong play on Saturday. They would both finish at -11 and -12, respectively.
There was more excitement on another par-3 today as Jaco Van Zyl holed his tee shot for the second ace of the tournament. Something pretty special to tell the grandkids one day.
— Olympic Golf (@OlympicGolf) August 13, 2016