It’s remarkable by the Colombian who now calls the Dallas area home and has at least shared the lead after all three rounds.
Munoz fired 6-under 66 at TPC Craig Ranch on Saturday at the age of 21, with a volley ahead of his hometown favorite. Jordan Spiethwho shot the 64.
Spieth, who has picked up three majors as part of his 13 career victories, is still chasing his first win at Nelson, entering the final round as a 16-year-old sophomore in 2010 who never finished higher than a ninth.
“So having a chance to win this event would be the best chance I could possibly have on Sunday,” said Speth. “I did a good job without putting too much pressure on myself. I just wanted to get into a fray and see clearly what to sharpen for next week.
“But there is no better preparation for a better major than winning the previous week.”
The PGA Championship takes place next week at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Joaquin Niemann He will be the third player in the last group on Sunday. He’s alone on his third shot after 65.
Munoz, who played at the neighboring college in North Texas, was removed for two and a half years from his only PGA Tour win.
“Besides winning in Bogota, Colombia, I wasn’t a favorite anywhere else,” Munoz said. “So it’s a familiar place. Jordan is, of course, the golden boy here, so he’s everyone’s favorite. I’m a good friend with him, so there’s going to be a lot of fun tomorrow.”
Munoz threw a 39-foot birdie into the 4-second hole and dug a long shot into the bunker a short 4-6 second distance.
A West Texas native and Dallas-area resident chasing his first singles win since 2010, Ryan Palmer He shot 70 and he was 17 years old with the defending champion KH Lee (67) and 2011 holder of a master’s degree Charles Schwarzl (68).
Master Champion Scotty Schefflerwho beat a triple bogey early in the second round to get an outside shot to take on Sunday’s Tour, scored the Birds in bunches at 65 — including four of the last five holes — that left him at 16 under.
“I didn’t see the ball go in that much, which is frustrating because you had to hit the ball to shoot the low scores,” said Schaeffler, a Dallas resident. “I struggled my way back to the championship, but I need a hot racquet tomorrow if I want to make some noise.”
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