The seventh event of the PGA Tour’s fall schedule will conclude with the final round of the 2022 Global Technology Championship in Mayakoba on Sunday.
Scoring has been at a frenetic pace through three rounds and shows no signs of slowing down as a couple of rising stars and a couple of established pros chase the lead.
There’s a lot of intrigue going into the final round, here are three storylines we watched at El Camaleon Golf Course.
Henry seeks fourth win
Russell Henry shined on the course through the first three rounds, making 22 bogey-free birdies to take a six-under 54-hole lead. He opened with a streak of 63, the seventh time in the past three seasons that a player has opened two rounds on the PGA Tour with a 126 or higher, followed by a 6-under 65 on Saturday. The previous time was also Henry.
He was 22 under in three rounds, one point below the par set by Viktor Hovland last year. Henry apparently has one more round to play as he seeks his first win since the 2017 Houston Open.
According to statistics guru Justin RayHenry is the 18th player to shoot 191 or fewer in three rounds on the PGA Tour, having won all of his previous 17 games.
Mexico’s overall score was very low this week, as 34 players shot 10 under or better in one round.
Hofland chasing three-peat
Hovland shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to move up seven places to tie for seventh in a bid to secure a three-game winning streak at Mayakoba. Hovland hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since last year, and his three-peat bid looks like he’s making a living as he trails No. 8 Henry.
“Overall, it was like I was playing pretty solid, but even though I did make some putts today, I missed too many putts,” Hofland said of his three-peat chance.
Strange things happen, but Hovland is likely to play in his second top-5 finish of the season after a tie for 5th at the Zozo Championship in Japan last month.
Higgs trying to hit Houston
Fan favorite Harry Higgs had a 62 on Friday, followed by a 69 on Saturday. Higgs, who lost his Tour card last season, is playing on a sponsor’s waiver this week.
He is currently tied for 11th at 12 under in three rounds. A solid round on Sunday could put him in the top 10 and earn him a spot at next week’s Rhythm Bank Houston Open.
Higgs has made three starts so far in this young season, failing to make the cut in all three of them despite opening 64 in Bermuda last week. He’ll definitely get better this weekend and have a chance to finish in the top 10 for the first time since last year’s CJ Cup @ Summit.