May 29 2010
Lee Janzen knows how to go low at Colonial. After all, he owns a share of the course record of 61, shot in the final round in 1993.
Saturday brought more of the same. He fired a third-round 63 -- which interestingly is his best score since that round of 9 under.
Janzen made a 3-foot birdie putt on the first hole and holed his bunker shot on the drivable par-4 second and never looked back. He'll start the final round at 11 under, as a result.
"I started very well," Janzen said. "So 4 under the last 16 with a couple of close putts and a couple of bombs. I was on the green a lot. I felt like I could have putted better and, you know, I was thinking about 59. You can't help to think about that when I got to 5 under after 7, and I had plenty of opportunities, and I felt like I didn't lose any shots out there, because I was thinking the 59.
"I was just trying to execute one shot at a time. It's kind of amazing how golf is that you cannot be as sharp as you want to be but still shoot a good score, and other days where you feel like you are doing everything absolutely perfect as you can and then shoot 70."