Best Playing Round Spurs Las Vegas’ Charley Hoffman to 2013 RBC Heritage Lead

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATED April 22, 2013)–Charley Hoffman is a resident of the Las Vegas Golf Region and a 2-time winner on the PGA Tour. Heading into the final round of the 2013 RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., Hoffman was the leader by two and in position for another win. And he called his 66 in the third round his "best playing round" since the 2010 Deutsche Bank Challenge during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. That tournament was his last victory. UPDATE: Unfortunately, Hoffman struggled to a final-round 77 and a T6 finish. LIVE LEADERBOARD.–By Brian Hurlburt

"It was definitely the best playing round I've had in a long time, probably since Boston, back when I won that event," Hoffman told the media. "It's nice to see the ball go in the hole. Hopefully I'' be able to chip it a little closer. I made the putts needed to make from six to ten feet, to keep the round going. And it was nice to see the ball go in the hole and hopefully one more day it keeps going in."

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Hoffman took only 21 putts for the round, and admitted that he didn't have a real good day with his clubs, other than his putter. "I putted great today, obviously," he said. "If you look at any of the stats, I hit the ball very average. I didn't hit that many fairways or that many greens, but when I was on the greens, I made the putts. I got a few good breaks on the drives that were sort of headed into the trees and bounced out into playable spots. 

Hoffman was both happy and discouraged about his third round: "All in all pretty frustrating ball‑striking day, but the ball ended up in spots where I could chip and play from it, and I got a lot of shots up and down. I guess I strategically was playing away at the end of the round, I guess, because I knew I wasn't striking it that well. I was trying to get the ball in the house. Did a great job. Feel good about that. Obviously have a little bit of work to do tomorrow and this evening to get the ball‑striking back where it should be." Quotes courtesy ASAPSports.com.

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