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PGA Tour: J.B. Holmes takes the lead with a 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship

J.B. Holmes has been through a lot in recent years.  The two-time PGA Tour winner had brain surgery in 2011 and broke his ankle in 2013.  His third round 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship is a major step towards getting his career back on track.

Holmes had seven birdies and one bogey in the third round to get to 13-under total, and take a one-stroke lead over Martin Flores.

Flores is the only player in the field to break 70 in each of the first three rounds.  The consistency, 67-68-69, is promising for the 32-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas.

The best round of the day went to Phil Mickelson, who fired a nine-under 63 to position himself in third place, two strokes behind Holmes.  Mickelson was on a different planet during the front nine.  He had consecutive birdies on holes three, four, five, and six, and then he eagled the par-5 seventh, and birdied the eighth to get to seven-under.  The front-nine 29 put Mickelson on 59 watch, but he cooled off with “only” two birdies on the back nine for a nine-under 63.

Kevin Kisner is in fourth place at 10-under, and Jason Bohn and Justin Rose are in fifth place at nine-under.

Rory McIlroy shot a seven-under 65 to jump into a tie for eleventh place at six-under total.

Leaderboard.

 

Tags: 2014 Wells Fargo Championship J.B. Holmes Martin Flores PGA Tour Phil Mickelson Rory McIlroy

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