DP World Tour
Jul 10th, 2022
Schauffele leads the way in Scotland
American take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Scottish Open
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The American started the day four shots off the lead but three birdies put him in a share of the lead and when he picked up another three gains in four holes from the 13th, he led by four.
A bogey-bogey finish took some of the gloss off his round but Schauffele will head into day four at seven under as he looks for a first Rolex Series win.
“I had pretty much everything going. I was judging the bounces well and making sort of the putts I need to and getting up-and-down when I was missing the green. Six birdies through 16, no complaints, and a tough finish," said the 28-year-old from San Diego.
“I'll go to the range, get some better feels going into tomorrow but those are hard finishing holes. So overall, pretty okay with the day."
The reigning Olympic Champion arrived in Scotland as a man in form having won on his last start on the PGA TOUR at the Travelers Championship after a run of four consecutive top-20 finishes.
He finished fifth in the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex in 2018 - the same year he won his only DP World Tour title at the WGC-HSBC Champions - and now he is looking to make history as the winner of the first event co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR.
Rafa Cabrera Bello is already a Rolex Series champion having won this event in 2017 and he was the closest challenger at five under, a shot clear of England's Jordan Smith and American duo Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth.