Momentum driving McCumber on

15 August 2021 18:50:05 GMTPlus11
Tyler McCumber is hoping to hunt down leader Russell Henley.

Tyler McCumber says he is aiming to keep his form going heading into the final round of the Wyndham Championship, after closing the gap to leader Russell Henley to three strokes.

World number 339 McCumber has sole possession of third on -12 after signing for a four-under-par 66 on Saturday and he is 201.00 to win his maiden PGA Tour title, while Henley is 6.00 to triumph on the US circuit for the fourth time.

These rounds are kind of what make and break really good tournaments.

Russell Henley

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Thirty-year-old American McCumber was bogey-free during round three as he climbed six places up the leaderboard, putting himself within striking distance of the leader heading into the final 18 holes at Sedgefield Country Club.

Just a shot further back on -11, there is the South African Branden Grace, Canadian Roger Sloan, Slovakian Rory Sabbatini and the US trio of Kevin Na, Kevin Kisner and Scott Piercy, while 2011 champion Webb Simpson heads a group of six players on -10.

Harder times for Henley

Henley, who has led after all three rounds, showed his first signs of nerves on Saturday as he signed for a one-under-par 69 and that may have just given confidence to the chasing pack going into Sunday's finale.

He admitted to the official PGA Tour website after a much tougher two than the previous two: "The first two days everything was obviously going my way and I was playing really well and scoring well - that's not going to happen every time.

"These rounds are kind of what make and break really good tournaments, so I'm really thankful to be under par."

McCumber, meanwhile, who turned professional back in 2013, is one of those looking to chase down the leader and he is hoping to maintain his high standards after putting himself in contention for victory.

He added: "You've got to stay in the process and I feel like I've been doing that pretty well and getting rewarded for it through the first three rounds this week - so taking that momentum into tomorrow."

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