J.B. Holmes hits from the ninth tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Poulter, whose last victory was at the 2012 World Golf Championships event in China, nearly lost his US Tour playing rights before a recalculation of points earned on a medical exemption.
Oosthuizen hasn't had the best of luck at The Players Championship throughout his career. The co-leaders at 9-under have a host of golfers hot on their tails, which could mean they pull even with them or pull ahead with as many as 18 holes already played. Even Matt Kuchar, the world's 18th-ranked player, got in the action with a quintuple-bogey 9 on Saturday at the par-4 14th. They were only five behind when they finished, and they could sense that because of steamy weather and swaying pines that nobody was going to get too far away from him.
"I've definitely been freer this week playing golf than I have in the last month, and I think it shows on the course", Poulter said. "There are a few birdie holes out here, but for the most part we have just been focused on getting birdie opportunities", Stanley told the Golf Channel.
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell failed to make any major moves in the third round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass amid tough conditions.
Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy are major doubts for the BMW PGA Championship after suffering from ongoing back problems in the Players Championship, where 54-year-old Vijay Singh was just three shots off the halfway lead.
England's Sam Walker sat four shots off the lead after a third round of 68, with France's Matthieu Pavon another stroke back on 12-under.
RECORD CUT: With more than 78 players making the 36-hole cut on Friday, a 54-hole cut to the low 70 and ties was made with 71 players at 5-over or better advancing to Sunday's final round. Standing on the range before we went out there was a good constant 25mph wind and on this course that's extremely hard to play.
Yes, there were plenty of those. Hole 12 was redesigned in the hopes to provide drama in the form of a driveable par 4.
Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day all finished their second rounds at two under.
Garcia is just four shots back heading into Sunday's final round.
As a walking scorer I am responsible for logging every shot of the players in my group and from what lie, stance and condition. You know, like I say, I've played well, and it's odd not to think about that I haven't won on USA soil.
Apart from winning the 2010 British Open by seven strokes at the home of golf, St. Andrews, Oosthuizen lost two majors in the playoffs, the 2015 British Open, which was also at St. Andrews, and the 2012 U.S. Masters. Rickie Fowler shot 74 and joined Johnson and McIlroy at 144. Two weeks ago, Poulter wasn't even in the field and no longer had full status until the PGA Tour realized it made a clerical error related to his return from a foot injury. As tough as the Players Stadium Course played, his best chance was waiting for Kim to make a mistake, just like so many other players. That still doesn't change the nature of the TPC Sawgrass, which can penalize a slight miss with a big number. Over 45 years ago Myra would beat me to a pulp on the golf course and I fondly reminisced with Julien about the good ole days as we walked down the manicured fairways, surrounded by thousands of spectators in that moment in time, at The Players.