Archive for Sunday, November 9, 2003

Record round rallies Campbell

Golfer shoots 10-under 61 at Tour Championship

November 9, 2003


— Chad Campbell was going nowhere through eight holes. He finished his round in the record books Saturday with a 10-under-par 61 that gave him a one-stroke lead in the Tour Championship.

Campbell was five shots out of the lead to start the third round and knew he needed to make a bunch of birdies for a chance to end the year with his first PGA Tour victory. He played his final 10 holes in 8 under par and flirted with a 59 until missing a 12-foot birdie putt on the 17th.

"I never knew exactly how many under I was," Campbell said. "I kept trying to hit good golf shots and keep making birdies. And I knew I had a lot of ground to make up at the start of the day."

Campbell broke the Champions Golf Club and the tournament record, previously held by Jim Furyk in third round of the 2001 Tour Championship.

He was at 13-under 200 and had a one-stroke lead over Charles Howell III. Howell shot a 67, his seventh consecutive round in the 60s at the Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods' four-year reign atop the PGA Tour money list came to an end Saturday when Woods shot 71 to wind up 11 shots out of the lead. Woods needed a victory this week to overcome Vijay Singh on the money list. Singh wound up with a 67 and was in ninth place.

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