Moving Day – Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Saturday on the PGA Tour is known as “Moving Day” as the golfers make a push to move up on the leaderboard in order to set up a potential final push on Sunday. Then again, some of the players use everything in their power to simply make the cut and end up moving the wrong way on the leaderboard.

Moving Day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard belonged to two of the biggest names in golf.

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler shot matching 65s to vault up the leader board and into contention.

McIlroy moved up 38 spots into a tie for eighth and Fowler moved up 47 spots into a tie for 11th.

“I swung it well in warm ups this morning and knew the swing was coming back to where it has been,” Fowler told Golf Channel after his round. “Made some great swings to start the round and knew there was birdie holes coming up with four, five and six and more when you get going on the back nine. Stayed patient, got a few to roll in and made some good swings.”

Emiliano Grillo went the other direction, shooting a 78 and dropping 17 spots from second place into a tie for 19th. The low light of Grillo’s days came on the par-5 No. 6 where he shot a 9.

Defending champion Jason Day fell 26 spots into a tie for 39th. His third round 75 has him 11 shots out of the lead going into the final day.

Bubba Watson also had a rough day, falling 27 spots into a tie for 65th with his third round 76.

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