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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Aussie Luck poised for big PGA Tour boost


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Australian youngster Curtis Luck can give his PGA Tour career a boost with a big final round at the Valspar Championship in Florida, having secured a spot on the leaderboard.

Ranked No.491 in the world, the 22-year-old Luck is poised for his best result of the season after hanging tough with a one-under-par 70 to be tied sixth, four shots behind the leader and defending champion Paul Casey.

Englishman Casey fired a 68 to get to nine-under, one shot clear of world No.1 Dustin Johnson (67) going into the final round on the Innisbrook course.

Luck had made only four cuts from 10 events this season, earning $US89,830, but found some form late last month with a tied 25th in Puerto Rico.

Veteran countryman Matt Jones is also in the hunt, one shot further back after a 68 on Saturday.

Johnson closed in on Casey with a birdie on the last.

"He (Johnson) is the best player in the world," said Casey, who is seeking to become the first back-to-back winner in the event's 19-year history.

"That's why I work and I do what I do, because I want to play against the best in the world."

American Jason Kokrak had a hole-in-one on the 15th hole and shot 30 on the back nine for a 66 that left him two shots behind Casey.

"You can be three, four, five shots out at this golf course and really make some noise if you get it going early," Kokrak said.

You can watch the PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship live here on GOLFTV!

Australian youngster Curtis Luck can give his PGA Tour career a boost with a big final round at the Valspar Championship in Florida, having secured a spot on the leaderboard.

Ranked No.491 in the world, the 22-year-old Luck is poised for his best result of the season after hanging tough with a one-under-par 70 to be tied sixth, four shots behind the leader and defending champion Paul Casey.

Englishman Casey fired a 68 to get to nine-under, one shot clear of world No.1 Dustin Johnson (67) going into the final round on the Innisbrook course.

Luck had made only four cuts from 10 events this season, earning $US89,830, but found some form late last month with a tied 25th in Puerto Rico.

Veteran countryman Matt Jones is also in the hunt, one shot further back after a 68 on Saturday.

Johnson closed in on Casey with a birdie on the last.

"He (Johnson) is the best player in the world," said Casey, who is seeking to become the first back-to-back winner in the event's 19-year history.

"That's why I work and I do what I do, because I want to play against the best in the world."

American Jason Kokrak had a hole-in-one on the 15th hole and shot 30 on the back nine for a 66 that left him two shots behind Casey.

"You can be three, four, five shots out at this golf course and really make some noise if you get it going early," Kokrak said.

You can watch the PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship live here on GOLFTV!

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