2018 RBC Heritage: Poulter leads headed to final round Sunday

Ian Poulter

 

Ian Poulter continues his recent hot play as he leads the 2018 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town after Saturdays third round.

Poulter, who had rounds of 69, 64, added a bogey-free, four-under 67 at Harbour Town to grab a one-stroke lead in the RBC Heritage at 13-under 200.

Poulter who is playing in his sixth straight week, after qualifying for the Masters with a win in Houston, is not used to playing this many weeks without a break, but he is not complaining.

“It’s been a long six weeks. I don’t normally play six in a row. But the way the schedule panned out, I pushed to get into Augusta, doing that just it was meant to be”, said Poulter.

“So this is a good golf course. It’s a good test. And so far I’m doing a pretty good job.”

Poulter’s bogey free round, added with four birdies left him atop the leaderboard.

“Clean card, that’s what is key around this golf course”, said Poulter.

When asked about how it felt almost losing his PGA Tour card last season, “There’s been quite a lot of lows in the last 18 months, to be honest. Not sure whether I got the PGA Tour card”, said Poulter. “Yeah, it’s been tough. So if you ride the waves and you trust yourself and you believe in your ability, then hopefully it’s still in there. It is. I’m proving it right now, I’m playing some great golf. I’m enjoying it. And I’m staying patient. You have to go through — sometimes you have to go through the good, the bad to obviously come back.”

Tee times have been moved to early Sunday morning with rain and wind in the forecast, but Poulter see’s good in that as well.

“It’s quite nice to go out tomorrow morning and tee off early, knowing the storm is coming, trying to get it done. There’s nothing worse than having to come off the course and rain delays and all that sort of stuff. It’s going to be a slow round tomorrow”, said Poulter who added,” So I think that’s the only frustrating bit about tomorrow. Obviously we might get some drizzle, some rain throughout the morning. Hopefully we get it done obviously before the end of the day.”

Luke List also carded a four-under 67, while Players Championship winner Si Woo Kim signed for a 68.

Cheng-tsung Pan and Billy Horschel share fourth at 11 under.

200 Ian Poulter 69 64 67
201 Luke List 70 64 67, Si Woo Kim  68 65 68
202 Cheng-Tsung Pan  70 65 67, Billy Horschel 66 69 67
203 Chesson Hadley 66 68 69, Kevin Kisner 69 68 66
204 Rory Sabbatini  64 70 70
205 Danny Lee  69 66 70, Matt Kuchar 66 70 69, Ryan Moore 69 69 67

 

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