After 54 holes Sebastián Muñoz dreams of scoring his second PGA TOUR victory. The Colombian is one of two Talor Gooch bodyguards at the RSM Classic played in Sea Island, Georgia.
Muñoz closed his third round with 69 strokes, 1-under par and totals 199 (-13), three strokes more than the leader, who is yet to win on the PGA TOUR. The other escort is the Irish Seamus Power.
On another day where the wind was prevalent, the Bogotá player scored three birdies and two bogeys. “It was not easy, there was much more wind than I expected, luckily I was able to save myself in the first holes and that reassured me. I played the putter very well, which is not easy in these conditions and that kept me still in the fight, ”said Muñoz.
“The 12 bogey was not good, I took three putts when I had a good birdie chance. I had missed one at 11 and Talor (Gooch) showed me the line and I wanted to be aggressive and I passed about two meters and I couldn’t hole out. But I think that after 13 and 14 I hit good shots and was able to go down on 15, so after that mistake I recovered in a good way, “said the 28-year-old whose only victory is the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship. .
Muñoz has as his best performance this season a 4th place in the ZOZO Championship, but he had missed four out of six cuts.
Those who regained ground were the other two Latinos who remain in competition. Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, later a 3-under-67 third round, climbed to 12th place, while Chilean Mito Pereira also scored 67 hits and is 16th.
Vegas was error-free throughout the round, while Pereira scored five birdies and a double bogey.
This Sunday will be the last round of official competition of this 2021 and the season will resume in 2022 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, in Hawaii.