Munoz remains ‘Top Gun’ at The Greenbrier Classic

Sebastian Munoz set himself up for his first PGA TOUR win with a steady 2-under 68 at the Greenbrier Classic.

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Sebastian Munoz

July 9, 2017: The Colombian Sebastian Munoz sits 14-under and leads by two over Robert Streb (65) at 12 under.

Rookie Xander Schauffele (66) and former prodigy Jamie Lovemark (66) will also try to chase down a maiden PGA TOUR win from three back at 11-under.

Sebastian Munoz has turned off his phone and retreated to his room for 1980s movie nights as he tries to stem the nerves during his battle for a maiden PGA TOUR win at the Greenbrier Classic.

The 23-year-old Colombian, who prior to this week had finished no higher than T27 on the TOUR and ranks 198th on the FedExCup, has led through all three rounds at the Old White TPC.

His two-shot buffer over Robert Streb in his first 54-hole lead on TOUR and represents the chance to significantly change his life bringing with it significant nerves.

Knowing his phone would be blowing up with well wishes and social media notifications he simply turned it off.

“I am going to try to do the same thing. I’ve had my phone off since Thursday. We’re going to keep it that way,” he smiled as he explained how he kept a calm demeanor.

After Thursday’s hot start Munoz retreated to his room to watch 1980s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and after another good effort Friday kept the theme going by watching Rainman.

Slightly superstitious he will once again find an 80s classic and is considering Top Gun for his Saturday night flick.

As for tomorrow’s final round? He hopes keeping a simple game plan will allow him to continue on to victory.

“I’ll try to play boring golf. I try to hit the fairway and hit the greens,” he said.

“I’ll try to keep it steady, but you just take what you can get.”
And he will try to continue to make putts.

Munoz leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting at an incredible 9.181 through three rounds making 396’1” worth of putts.

 

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