Maximilian Kieffer has a one stroke lead over the rest of the field with much of the third round to be completed at the Oman Open.
The German would sign for two under 70 in his second round at Al Mouj Golf, enough to take him to five under for the event and one shot ahead of India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, Joachim Hansen and South African Brandon Stone.
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High winds and a sandstorm swept through Muscat on Friday, forcing all but 11 players to leave the course without completing their second round.
Winds weren’t much better on Saturday, but Kieffer persevered, rolling in four gains and two bogeys in his second round. He then went on to par the first three holes of his third round.
None of the field were able to complete their third round on Saturday, resulting in an early start on Sunday. The leaders will have to play no less than 33 holes to get a result.
Further down the leaderboard, a host of players a two shot off the lead on three under, including Swede Peter Hanson and Benjamin Herbert of France.
Rory McIlroy won the Players Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday as he made two late birdies to win the tournament by one stroke.
Adri Arnaus and Guido Migliozzi both fired career-low rounds on the European Tour to grab a share of the lead at the Magical Kenya Open.
Tiger Woods admitted he was “pretty ticked off” after putting two shots in the water at Sawgrass’ famous 17th hole on Friday.
Some more excellent golf from Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy is threatening to turn the Players Championship into a two-horse race.
Sergio Garcia took some time out from his practice round to help a fan propose to his girlfriend at TPC Sawgrass’ iconic 17th hole.
Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley share the first-round lead at the Players Championship, while Rory McIlroy lurks just two shots back.