November 19, 2022
Patrick Rodgers putts on Saturday on the 14th inexperienced at Sea Island Golf Membership.
Patrick Rodgers and his crew, after a season by which he completed 86th within the FedEx Cup standings, wished extra. So that they number-crunched.
“Me and my coach, Jeff Smith, actually had assembly after the playoffs and simply type of found out the place we would have liked to get higher, the place I’m falling wanting type of the elite gamers out right here, and I really feel like we’re implementing that enjoying week after week, and it’s displaying up on the course,” Rodgers mentioned final week.
“The place did you’re feeling such as you have been perhaps falling brief?” a reporter requested.
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“Yeah, I wasn’t behind Tour common, however clearly the elite gamers on this planet are unimaginable tee to inexperienced,” Rodgers mentioned. “Rory’s been driving it on one other planet nearly, he’s clearly the perfect participant on this planet off the tee, and that’s an enormous benefit that I really feel like I’m able to getting considerably near. And then you definately see guys like J.T. and Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm, the best way they hit their strategy photographs and the best way that they’re in a position to assault from the green, it’s an enormous asset of their recreation, and I really feel like if I can simply type of chip away getting just a little bit nearer to these guys, the best way I putt it, I ought to be capable to put collectively a pleasant 12 months.”
“Ought to” rapidly has change into “is.”
Since early September, when the brand new PGA Tour season began, Rodgers has practically bettered his finishes over all of his seven occasions — reduce, tie for 54th, tie for twenty eighth, tie for sixteenth, tie for third, tie for twenty seventh, tie for sixteenth — and he’s in line for it to proceed on Sunday in his eighth. After a third-round 64 on Saturday at Sea Island Golf Membership, Rodgers shares a one-shot lead, at 14-under, with Ben Martin, and the 2, together with Adam Svensson, will tee off in Sunday’s closing grouping, at 11:06 a.m.
Identical to Rodgers and his crew drew it up.
“Yeah, it’s a effective line out right here,” Rodgers mentioned final week. “It takes a variety of endurance. I can’t power a win out right here on this Tour and I can’t management the situations and the breaks or what anybody else does. If I do job of specializing in what I can management and getting misplaced in my means of enjoying, I again myself each time, I really feel like I’ll have likelihood.”
Beneath are the final-round tee occasions. TV protection will start at 1 p.m. on Golf Channel.
2022 RSM Traditional final-round tee occasions (All occasions ET)
Tee No. 1
9:05 a.m. — Martin Coach, Hayden Buckley, J.J. Spaun
9:16 a.m. — Joel Dahmen, Denny McCarthy, Zac Blair
9:27 a.m. — Russell Knox, J.T. Poston, Robby Shelton
9:38 a.m. — Cole Hammer, Scott Stallings, Ben Griffin
9:49 a.m. — Erik Barnes, David Lingmerth, Seung-Yul Noh
10 a.m. — Wyndham Clark, Justin Rose, Paul Haley II
10:11 a.m. — Callum Tarren, Danny Lee, Chris Stroud
10:22 a.m. — Ben Taylor, Will Gordon, Seamus Energy
10:33 a.m. — Kevin Streelman, Beau Hossler, Harry Higgs
10:44 a.m. — Taylor Pendrith, Taylor Montgomery, Alex Smalley
10:55 a.m. — Sahith Theegala, Andrew Putnam, Brian Harman
11:06 a.m. — Patrick Rodgers, Ben Martin, Adam Svensson
Tee No. 10
9:05 a.m. — Keith Mitchell, Kevin Kisner, Justin Suh
9:16 a.m. — Chris Gotterup, Akshay Bhatia, Michael Kim
9:27 a.m. — Trevor Cone, Aaron Baddeley, Greyson Sigg
9:38 a.m. — Patton Kizzire, Dean Burmester, Kevin Roy
9:49 a.m. — Brandon Wu, Harris English, Henrik Norlander
10 a.m. — Davis Riley, Brice Garnett, Matthias Schwab
10:11 a.m. — Zecheng Dou, Tyson Alexander, Eric Cole
10:22 a.m. — Jim Herman, Kevin Yu, Carl Yuan
10:33 a.m. — Stephan Jaeger, Dylan Wu, MJ Daffue
10:44 a.m. — Jacob Bridgeman, Joseph Bramlett, Brent Grant
10:55 a.m. — Ryan Armour, Andrew Landry, Doc Redman
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