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American fightback

 
 

After three rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship it's a group of young Americans who lead the way with an Englishman, Luke Donald, also in the mix. Highlights from round three and the leaderboard inside.

A lot of fuss has been made, this website included, about how much Europe has been dominating world golf over the last year or so and a few young American golfers seem to have taken that to heart and set out to change people's attitudes again.

The top four of the WGC-Cadillac Championship includes three players from the US; Dustin Johnson who is leading at 13-under and Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney who are tied for second with Englishman Luke Donald at 11-under.

Luke Donald is looking for his second WGC win in three weeks after he won the WGC-World Matchplay to shake the 'Luke Donald Disease' banner he had been wearing and seems more than ready to build on that momentum.

There are a couple of other Europeans within striking distance of the top of the leaderboard as well, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari are only three shots behind the leader, with Padraig Harrington and Martin Laird another shot further back.

Martin Kaymer will be disappointed with his third round, he shot a two-over 74 and dropped into a share of 14th, seven shots behind Johnson at six under.

At least he won't have to worry about Lee Westwood, who basically needed to win the tournament to displace Kaymer as the top ranked golfer in the world, at two under he is well off the pace.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are also in the wrong half of the field at two under and even par respectively. It was reported that for Europe to start Monday with all six of the top places in the Official World Golf Rankings, Tiger and Mickelson needed to finish well down the field and Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey finish well, but the exact numbers were never revealed.

But McIlory is in a tie for fifth and Casey is tied in 14th, while Woods is tied 30th and Mickelson is tied 42nd, so things could get interesting in the final round.

Player Score
World Golf Championship Cadillac Championship Leaderboard
Dustin Johnson -13
Luke Donald -11
Matt Kuchar -11
Nick Watney -11
Adam Scott -11
Rory McIlroy -10
Francesco Molinari -10
Hunter Mahan -10
Padraig Harrington -9
Martin Laird -9
 


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