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Taylor leads after darkness suspends third spherical of WM Phoenix Open


Nick Taylor continues to maintain some unfinished enterprise at TPC Scottsdale.

A yr after ending runner-up to Scottie Scheffler, Taylor will carry a one-shot lead heading into one other marathon day Sunday on the WM Phoenix Open.

Inclement climate has thrown this week’s event schedule out of whack. After the second spherical wrapped up Saturday afternoon, the third spherical’s remaining grouping of Taylor, Sahith Theegala and Andrew Novak nonetheless have 12 holes to complete. Gamers won’t be re-grouped between the third and remaining rounds.

Taylor, who jumpstarted his week with an opening-round 60, hooped a 48-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 fifth gap, and at 13 underneath he sat simply forward of Theegala, who two years suffered a heartbreaking defeat in Scottsdale.

“I really feel like I simply have good vibes right here after final yr,” Taylor stated. “I performed nice final yr and simply received beat I felt like. I wasn’t in all probability anticipating to shoot a 60 or one thing loopy low the primary day, however I determine I’ve good power right here now, and a variety of years in a row I didn’t.

“I wouldn’t say it’s unfinished enterprise, however I’m positively in good place to attempt to end it off.”

Novak and Doug Ghim are tied for third at 11 underneath whereas Jordan Spieth birdied back-to-back holes earlier than play was suspended for darkness. Spieth’s birdie on the par-4 ninth got here from 33 ft.

“I used to be attempting to gradual play on 9 and never hit the putt,” Spieth stated afterward. “We knew they had been going to blow the horn any second, after which it was time to go, so I hit it and hoped and I used to be simply attempting to get it someplace truthfully in a three-foot circle. It was fairly darkish on the inexperienced. Actually lucky there.”

Scheffler, the world No. 1 and two-time defending champ, was even par via seven holes and sits T-10 at 8 underneath.



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