Schwartzel 3 back heading into final round of Byron Nelson

May 16, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Charl Schwartzel continued his resurgence on Saturday as he carded a six-under-par 66 to move into a share of third in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.

He started his scoring with an eagle three on the par-five fifth, and a birdie on the ninth saw him turn in three-under. He made four birdies on the back nine, interspersed with a bogey on the par-four 16th, as he moved to 17-under for the tournament, three behind the leader Sam Burns of the United States.

“I suppose what got it going was the chip-in on five for eagle,” said Schwartzel, “but to be honest, the way I played today was really good. Ball striking was phenomenal. I drove it good, straight, long. Hit my irons within making range all the time.

“Every day has been good. Today I felt like I hit it more solid, especially with the driver. I had a bunch of opportunities. Only putt I made all day was the one on 17, and that was maybe a 10-footer. I had a whole lot of those that I didn’t make. The key to shooting low scores is making putts, you know. This course is pretty generous, so if I keep hitting it good, I’m going to have a lot of opportunities. You make some putts you can shoot a low score.”

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