April 1, 2017

Kang three in front at Houston Open after Fowler's four-putt (Reuters)

Apr 1, 2017; Humble, TX, USA; Sung Kang tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Shell Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston - The Tournament Course. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Rickie Fowler four-putted the final green to hand Kang Sung-hoon a three-stroke lead after the third round at the Houston Open in Texas on Saturday. Fowler overcame a seven-stroke deficit to reel in South Korean Kang, only to stumble at the end with a bogey at the 17th and a double-bogey at the par-four 18th. Fowler (67) was alone in second place on 14-under, with fellow American Russell Henley (69) another shot back.

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The wrap from Saturday at the Houston Open

Quote of the day – Luke List

"It was tricky. I backed off a lot of shots, which normally I don't do. But, with those conditions, I was backing off almost every shot." List told Fred Albers of PGA Tour Radio, about the tough, windy conditions Saturday.

Top tweet – Justin Thomas

"Richard" is in reference to Rickie Fowler.

Best round – (65) List

The Golf Club of Houston played difficult Saturday, with very windy conditions, but they didn't hurt List. The 32-year-old made eight birdies and one bogey to post a 7-under-par 65 to climb into the top five.

Stats Round 3
Fairways hit 9/14
Greens hit 15/18
Putts per GIR 1.533

Best shot – Fowler

Fowler came out swinging Saturday and this 47-foot putt at the par-3 seventh was one of five birdies he made on the front nine.

Stat of the day – Fowler’s finish

Fowler has played holes 15 through 18 in 5-over par for the week.

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