Clark’s Course-Record 60 Gives Him One-Stroke Lead Over Aberg at Pebble

Wyndham Clark simply played like the reigning U.S. Open champion that he is.

The 10th-ranked shot a sizzling, course-record 60 to take a one-stroke lead over Ludvig Aberg of Sweden heading to the final round of the 83rd AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

“It was honestly surreal,” said Clark, who barely missed putts on the last two holes that would have allowed him to tie Jim Furyk’s PGA Tour record of 58, but made 189.9 feet of putts during his incredible round. “To have a chance to shoot 59 with that last putt … it was pretty special.

“I haven’t shot 59 before, but I would say even if I had shot 59 somewhere, I don’t think it would compare to shooting a score like this at one of the most historic golf courses in the world in Pebble  Beach.

“I think in the past, I would have kind of coasted in and shot a nice eight- or nine-under-par. To keep the pedal down and to stay aggressive mentally was the most impressive thing to myself. And then obviously making all those putts was, you know, out of the ordinary. It was pretty awesome.”

Clark sank eagle putts of 39 feet on the second hole and 42 feet at the sixth, saved his only bogey with a 26-footer at No. 12 while collecting nine birdies to record a 54-hole score of 17-under-par 199.

Aberg posted a bogey-free 65, while Matthieu Pavon of France, who won the Farmers Insurance Open last week at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, is two shots down in third after making five birdies on the front nine in a 66, and birdied the first three holes in a 65 and is three behind in a tie for fourth with Thomas Detry of Belgium, who had three straight birdies on the front nine in a 69.

“I think I played solid golf and didn’t put too much pressure on myself,” said Åberg, who has won four times as a professional, including the 2023 RSM Classic by four strokes on the PGA Tour. “It was nice.”

Top-ranked Scottie Scheffler birdied the last hole for a 70 and is three strokes behind in a tie for sixth with Jason Day of Australia, the 2015 PGA champion, who sank a 124-yard shot for an eagle at No. 11 in a 63, Tom Hoge, the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach champion, who shot a bogey-free 66, and two time PGA champion Justin Thomas, who carded a bogey-free 68.

Sam Burns, who has won five times on the PGA Tour including the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, made four birdies on the front nine in a 67 and is five shots back in  solo 10th.

Defending champion Justin Rose of England shot a bogey-free 66 and is in a tie for 11th that includes sixth-ranked Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos and UCLA, who totaled 71, while No. 12 Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge and Cal finished at 71 and is in a tie for 11th that includes 2022-23 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Eric Cole of Palm Springs, who birdied the last hole for a 67.

Fifth-ranked Xander Schauffele of La Jolla and San Diego State posted a bogey-free 67 and is in a tie for 54th that includes ninth-ranked Brian Harman, who shot a 70, while fourth-ranked Viktor Hovland totaled 72 and is in a tie for 58th that includes eighth-ranked Matt Fitzpatrick of England, who struggled to a 76.

Second-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland had three straight birdies on the back nine in a 69 and is in a tie for 66th that includes seventh-ranked Max Homa of Valencia and Cal, who came in at 72.

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