Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is still in contention after 54 holes at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. However, unlike after the first round where he was tied for the lead, and after the second round where he was in the lead by himself, Conners now finds himself in second place, and one stroke back of leader Lee Westwood of England.
Conners is at -10 after a third-round score of -1. On Saturday, he birdied the fourth, sixth, and 12th holes, and bogeyed the third and seventh holes. It is on the par-fives this week where Conners has been exceptional. There he has been ten-under-par, including a pair of eagles on the 16th hole in the first two rounds.
Conners is tied for second place with 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau of Modesto, CA. DeChambeau continues to impress golf fans with his monster drives off the tee.
Westwood, who is at -11, is 47 years of age and has 44 professional wins to his name. However, he has only won twice on the PGA Tour and has not won in the United States since winning the St. Jude Classic in Memphis in 2010, in a playoff over American Robert Garrigus, and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson.
There are three other golfers in contention this week in Orlando. American major champions Jordan Spieth and Keegan Bradley are at -9, and England’s Tommy Fleetwood is at -8. Spieth made headlines on Saturday with a hole in one.