Charley Hoffman will enter the final round of the Hero World Challenge with a five-shot lead over Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into Sunday at Albany:
• Each of the last three years, the 54-hole leader of the Hero World Challenge went on to win the tournament. Last year, Hideki Matsuyama was up by seven shots and won by two.
• The scoring average in the third round was 72.9, 3.5 shots higher than it was in the second round. There were no rounds in the 60s. There were 20 rounds in the 60s combined in Rounds 1 and 2.
• Hoffman, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, is 0-for-4 converting the 54-hole lead in official PGA Tour events. He has had no top-10 finishes in his previous seven worldwide starts.
• Spieth had seven top-10 finishes in his previous nine worldwide starts before this week. Spieth won this event in 2014 when it was at Isleworth G&CC. If he wins this week, he will be the fourth repeat winner of the Hero, joining Tiger Woods, Davis Love III and Graeme McDowell.
• Rose is 103 under par in his last nine worldwide starts. He is seeking his third victory in his last five worldwide starts.
• Tiger Woods hit seven straight greens to finish his third-round 75. He hit only two greens on the front nine. Woods shot 70-76 on the weekend at this tournament last year.
Information courtesy Golf Channel Research