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Stewart Cink Grabs Share of 3rd Round Lead at Shell Houston Open

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Stewart Cink is looking for his first PGA Tour victory since the 2009 British Open, which was 75 starts ago. It’s the first time he has held a share of the third round lead in almost five years. Cink is currently tied with Bill Haas at 11 under par after completing three rounds at the Shell Houston Open.

“I’ll be nervous and I definitely will not be ignoring the fact that I’ll feel a little bit nervous tomorrow,” Cink said. “But that’s just natural human behavior and I’m looking forward to it. To get back in the hunt is what you play golf for when you’re out on the PGA Tour. It’s a lot of fun and hard work, but I can’t wait.”

Sunday at the Shell Houston Open is going to be very wide open. There are currently 26 players within five shots of the lead. That group contains some of the biggest names in the sport, including many golfers who are all too capable of making up a few strokes on Sunday.

Lee Westwood is currently just two shots off of the pace after an impressive third round 67. He and Keegan Bradley both posted that number on Saturday to get to nine under par. Second round leader Steve Wheatcroft is part of a group of four golfers who are one shot back at ten under par.

Picking the champion of this event is going to be a crapshoot. There are several players that could go low earlier on Sunday to put the pressure on the leaders. This is also the last event before The Masters for many tour pros, so they are going to strive to get into top form before heading to Augusta National. Those ingredients are sure to combine for an exciting Sunday afternoon in the Texas heat.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.