The Gamers: Scottie Scheffler says profitable at TPC Sawgrass extra vital than regaining world No 1 spot | Golf Information

Scottie Scheffler will develop into world No 1 as soon as once more if he finishes in prime 5 at TPC Sawgrass following Jon Rahm’s withdrawal; Scheffler leads Min Woo Lee by two pictures forward of ultimate spherical – watch stay on Sky Sports activities Golf from 2pm on Sunday

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Nick Dougherty and Rich Beem take a look at the best from leader Scottie Scheffler's third round at The Players Championship

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Nick Dougherty and Wealthy Beem check out the most effective from chief Scottie Scheffler’s third spherical at The Gamers Championship

Nick Dougherty and Wealthy Beem check out the most effective from chief Scottie Scheffler’s third spherical at The Gamers Championship

Scottie Scheffler says profitable The Gamers is extra vital to him than regaining the world No 1 spot as he heads into the ultimate spherical at TPC Sawgrass with a two-shot lead.

The world No 2 will overhaul Jon Rahm if he finishes within the prime 5 at Ponte Vedra Seashore on Sunday with Rahm having withdrawn from The Gamers earlier than his second spherical as a consequence of a abdomen virus.

Scheffler is at 14 below after 54 holes, with Min Woo Lee his nearest challenger on 12 below and English trio Tommy Fleetwood (9 below), Aaron Rai (9 below) and Justin Rose (seven below) additionally in rivalry to develop into the primary participant from their nation to win the event.

Scheffler chipped in a stunning hole-out from the rough early in his third round

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Scheffler chipped in a surprising hole-out from the tough early in his third spherical

Scheffler chipped in a surprising hole-out from the tough early in his third spherical

Scheffler mentioned: “I believe the rating is simply an algorithm. I might a lot reasonably win the event than get again to No 1 on the earth.

“My focus goes out and having a stable spherical of golf and the rankings would be the rankings.”

Scheffler: Onerous work is paying off

Scheffler is eyeing a second victory of 2023 after efficiently defending the WM Phoenix Open final month, whereas a win in Florida on Sunday would earn the 2022 Masters champion his sixth in somewhat over a 12 months.

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He added: “I put together to be in these moments. I put together to come back out right here and play effectively.

“Once I’m at residence preparing for tournaments, I am hopeful that I’ll be on this place, and I have been lucky thus far this 12 months that the laborious work is continuous to repay.

“I have been on plenty of leaderboards and it is much more enjoyable being within the lead than being twentieth. It is much more enjoyable being within the enviornment and being within the second.”

Tommy Fleetwood is looking to become the first English winner of The Players

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Tommy Fleetwood is trying to develop into the primary English winner of The Gamers

Tommy Fleetwood is trying to develop into the primary English winner of The Gamers

Fleetwood: ‘Wonderful’ to be in rivalry at The Gamers

Fleetwood continues to be trying to find his maiden PGA Tour victory after six on the DP World Tour.

Requested whether or not that provides any further incentive, the Englishman mentioned: “No, not likely. That is been a purpose, a dream, an incentive so long as I have been enjoying out right here.

“I might have liked to have finished it by now. I might have liked to have finished it a number of occasions. However I have not. Sunday is one other likelihood.

“I believe will probably be nice to go on the market teeing off on Sunday with an opportunity to win The Gamers. That is an incredible feeling.

England's Aaron Rai aced the 17th at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday

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England’s Aaron Rai aced the seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday

England’s Aaron Rai aced the seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday

“However what’s vital for me is to play just like the participant that I need to be, and be at that commonplace with the most effective gamers on the earth, to maintain giving myself increasingly possibilities.

“I have not put myself in rivalry sufficient at the beginning of this 12 months, so that is nearly as good a time as any to begin. The extra I can play like I need to play, the extra I give myself possibilities and hopefully, my time will come.”

Rose: Pebble Seashore win has taken stress off

Rose is 2 pictures behind compatriot Fleetwood after a bogey on the 18th on Saturday.

The 42-year-old is trying so as to add to the AT&T Pebble Seashore ProAm title he landed final month, which was his first victory since 2019.

Justin Rose says he nearly had a 'special' third round at The Players

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Justin Rose says he practically had a ‘particular’ third spherical at The Gamers

Justin Rose says he practically had a ‘particular’ third spherical at The Gamers

Rose mentioned: “Clearly I’ve tasted plenty of success on the PGA Tour and the final of couple seasons have not been as straightforward.

“The outcomes have not been variety so that you scratch your head at occasions. I believe that results in presumably somewhat frustration.

“Hopefully the win has taken somewhat valve off the stress cooker. You’ll be able to go into it somewhat bit extra foot down, play somewhat freer.

“While you’re assured of being on the leaderboard week-in, week-out, you do play in a barely completely different vogue.”

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