Well hello there Scott.
As he stuck around, I noticed his name on the leaderboard throughout the weekend. But I never really considered doing any type of post about him. He was having a good weekend, but guys like Roberto Castro and Russell Henley was much more appealing and frankly was much more likely to come away with the victory.
Stallings proved Saturday that he had a perfect strategy to win this Humana Challenge.
With five birdies and two eagles, Stallings had a terrific day. But it was not exactly unprecedented as this golf course has not exactly been ‘challenging’ to the PGA professionals. The winner this weekend could very well be on the edge of 30 under!
What Stallings did Saturday was not boggy. He did not give up any ground the entire day. He was either staying or moving down. Plenty of guys this weekends has come away with tremendous -7, -6 rounds but had two or three boggys that really took them off down. Stallings finished the day at -9, which gives him -22 on the weekend an outstanding (but not safe at the Palmer Course) five stroke lead.
Castro is in second, but not even close to alone there. Four players have caught up to him. He will try to do his damnest to stay in the top ten at the end of the tournament.
Henley 18th is a tradegy. He went from a -5 day and sitting at -16, to a -1 day and is now -12. He now has no chance of winning, or finishing in great position.
Vegas is giving Stallings -150 to win the tournament. That is pretty low considering that he has such a big lead heading into the final round. They also favor Stewart Cink over Castro in head to head competition.
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