The table is set for a spectacular and very tense finale at the Shriners Children’s Open 2023, a tournament that is part of the autumn program of the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour. In fact, when only the last 18 holes are missing, balance reigns supreme at the top of the ranking.
Shriners Children’s Open, results
Three men lead the ranking with a score of -15: the American Lanto Griffin holds on in the lead, author of a solid round peppered with three birdies and without any bogey; the leadership, however, is now shared with the South Korean Tom Kim, last year’s winner, and with the Canadian Adam Hadwin.
The young South Korean climbed 25 positions with an incredible 62-shot round that tied him for the best round score of the week. On his card today he had 9 birdies and an eagle on the 9th along with two bogeys. The Canadian did slightly worse than him, author of a round of 63 shots without any flaw with which he recovered 19 positions.
However, the fight for success does not stop with the leading trio: just one shot away we find another trio, curiously also made up of a South Korean, a Canadian and a stars and stripes player. These are, in order, S.H. Kim, Taylor Pendrith and Vince Whaley.
Also making a big comeback were the Englishman Callum Tarren, who also achieved a lap in 62 strokes, and the Californian Isaiah Salinda, who instead shot in 63 strokes. Their score now reads -13 and the position is seventh, shared with one lap to go with the Canadian Adam Svensson and the American JT Poston, the only one among those mentioned to have lost positions (3) compared to yesterday.
The PGA Tour is an organization that hosts major professional golf tours in the United States. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. Its official name is written in all capital letters, namely “PGA TOUR”.
The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers. The tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG).
Subsequently, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA “Tournament Players Division”, a completely autonomous division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.