25 Oct 2020 | Professional golf |

Smith goes low in California

by Martin Blake

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Cameron Smith hits his tee shot to the ninth during his 66 today. Photo: Getty

Cameron Smith’s build-up to the Masters is coming along nicely.

The Australian is sitting just outside the top 10 in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club in California after his third straight round in the 60s – a six-under-par 66 – today in the third round.

“I've been hitting it good all week really, (and) today just the probably 15 to 20 footers went in,” he told PGA Tour Media. “Felt like I've been putting good, just haven't quite got the speed of the greens and I finally got it today.”

The Queenslander finished tied-fifth at Augusta National in 2018, his best result there. The Masters, deferred from its usual April slot, is from 12-15 November this year.

Smith will start the final round in California at 14 under par, five shots shy of the leader, Justin Thomas. He admitted he needed something spectacular tomorrow.

“It's going to have to be in the lower 60s I think to try and get it done, but we'll see what happens.”

Japanese Tour player Brad Kennedy is enjoying a rare appearance on the US Tour and sits tied-25th after a 66 today, while Jason Day is tied-39th overall.

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