Las Vegas, Nevada (July 3, 2011)–For a time this year, Nick Watney was being mentioned as the best golfer on the planet. He had finished in the top 10 a bunch of times in a row, and was playing lights out. He looks like he is back in form after a round of 62 during the third round of the AT&T National. Entering the final round, Watney was tied with former Las Vegas golfer Rickie Fowler at -9. —By Brian Hurlburt.
Even despite cooling off a little–he missed the cut at the U.S. Open–he still has seven top 10 finishes on the year and he won the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Watney lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region and works with fellow Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon. Harmon's school is located at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, home of the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge.
"It was really nice to finally get something going," said Watney after the round. "I felt like I played well all week and just was 1-under par to start the day. So very pleased with the back nine and looking forward to tomorrow." Fowler, the man Watney is tied with, lived in Las Vegas for awhile but has since moved to Florida in addition to his hometown of Southern California.
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"I think the greens are a bit softer than they could have been," said Watney, for the reason the course was playing easier than the first two rounds. "I heard they put some water on them. They gave us a drivable par-4. Other than that, I mean, I guess the greens are so good that you can really start making putts. But I'm not sure why there's so many low scores today whereas the first six rounds here it was very difficult." Quotes courtesy ASAPSports.com.