Mark Wilson withdrew from the event on Thursday after testing positive for Covid-19 before the round began. He endured a restless night as he prepared to chase his first win since the 2017 Players Championship, a string of 102 straight starts without a victory.
"So, I had many chances since the Players. I took melatonin, but still I didn't sleep very well".
Kim said he was watching the leaderboard and knew where Cantlay was. The back nine Stadium course starter could have shared the lead as well but followed birdies at seven and eight with a closing bogey. "And I did, I played really well", Cantlay said.
Kim recalled that he got ahead of himself and rushed his shots in the past and said he tried to stay more composed this time.
The 29-year-old only made the field when world No.2 Jon Rahm of Spain withdrew but has made the most of his chance.
He was then left with a two-foot birdie putt on the par-five 16th after a deft chip from just off the green. And that was despite his putter letting him down at times. The 29-year-old MA native is also seeking his second PGA Tour win. "I played about as good as I can possibly play".
Kim wrapped up his third bogey-free round of the tournament - all on the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course - with a two-putt par on the 18th to finish at 23-under 265. I had a lot of ups and downs as I tried to play aggressive and that actually made me lose. He didn't even get down after a miserable triple bogey on Friday in which he hit two shots into bunkers and a third into the water before two-putting from four feet on the 10.
American Maverick McNealy, in a pack on 67, joined Dean Wilson from the 2009 final round as the only players to eagle the par-four sixth hole at the Nicklaus course, doing so in a birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie run.
Cantlay was in 56th place when the third round began, but the Southern California native's 65-61 finish shot him out of the crowded field and almost led to his second victory of the 2020-21 season. He also won the Zozo Championship in Thousand Oaks last October when it was relocated from Japan. I did everything I could.
Going back to the 18th for the playoff, Kang appeared to have an advantage with a tee shot pin-high about 18 feet to the right.
Australian Cameron Davis fired a bogey-free 8-under 64 en route to a 72-hole total of 20-under 268 and recorded his best career finish, a solo third.
"A couple of those guys just went really low today", Finau said. "So I think we're kind of turning the corner". An was Tied-8th and Im finished T-12. "Made those 10 to 15-foot range birdie putts all day". He capped off an unforgettable round with a 37-foot birdie putt at the last, but it wasn't enough after a slow start. There's a lot of good things to take from it - the way I'm driving the ball, my iron play. This week, we layed up on two par 5s and made birdies. Finau posted his third top-10 finish of the season but couldn't keep up with Kim.