Sea Island, Georgia – Is this finally his time?

After several well documented, near misses this year, Kevin Kisner is in position again to record his first PGA Tour title.

The 31-year old made seven birdies and a bogey on the tough Seaside layout at Sea Island to shoot 64 and take a three-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the RSM Classic.

“Just another solid day,” Kisner said. “I’ve been striking it nicely all week and continue to give myself a lot of chances for birdie. Today I capitalized on a few of them. Hit it close on two out of the last three and made the nice long one on the last hole. Hopefully I can keep it going.”

Chappell Overcomes Slow Start

Second round leader Kevin Chappell, also looking for his first win, is alone in second place after a 2-under par 68.  The native of Fresno, California, bounced back after starting his second round with bogies on holes two and three.

GMAC in Contention Despite Penalty

Another shot back in solo third is Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell who is fresh off a victory last week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. McDowell fired a third round, bogey-free 65 to stay in contention, despite being assessed a penalty on the first hole for mistakenly lifting his ball to clean it.  Lift, clean and place had been in effect for rounds one and two, but not for round three.

McDowell calmly assessed the penalty after realizing his mistake, hit his third shot to 10 feet and rolled in the par saver.

The 2010 U.S. Open champion said the win last week completely changed his outlook and his confidence level. “There’s trust and belief,” McDowell said of the value of his win in Mexico. “There’s a carefree nature. I think the best players in the world have that carefree-ness. It doesn’t matter how difficult a shot is, it’s not life or death – but sometimes you feel like it is.

Other Contenders

Germany’s Alex Cejka is alone in fourth place at -11 after a 67, while Americans Jeff Overton (66) and Jim Herman (67) are tied for fifth, another shot back.

The group at nine-under par 203, includes former PGA champion Jason Dufner (66), Canadian David Hearn (67), Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson (71) and Americans Jon Curran (66) and Ricky Barnes (68).

Check out all the scores and final round tee times at Kevin Kisner, Kevin Chappell and Graeme McDowell tee-off at 11:40 am EST.

How Our Picks are Doing Through Round Three

Here’s how our Razzball picks are doing heading into the final round.  As always, tiers are determined by the salary assigned to the player by Draft Kings, a leading daily fantasy sports site.

Player Score Position Behind
Tier One
Kevin Kisner -16 1
Matt Kuchar -7 T20 9
Patrick Rodgers -3 T62 13
Tier Two
Brendon de Jonge -7 T20 9
Chris Kirk -4 T53 12
Robert Streb -7 T20 9
Tier Three
Hudson Swafford +2 MC
Sean O’Hair -6  T34 10
Will MacKenzie +5 MC
Tier Four
Bronson Burgoon -1 MC
Ben Crane +1 MC
Jonas Blixt +2 MC

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