Humana Challenge, Scott is Not Stalling January 20 2013

Healthy cushion Scott Stallings / Getty Images Scott Stallings took a stranglehold on the Humana Challenge with his third round -9 under par, 63, which now gives him a five shot cushion over the field. There are five players tied in second place at -17 under par, they are, Roberto Castro, Stewart Cink, Chucky three Sticks, John Rollings and the blond bombshell Charley Hoffman. There are a further eight contestants another shot back at -16 under par, but barring a calamity this title belongs to Scott Stallings. Scott spoke about his aggressive approach to this tournament; "I stayed aggressive, playing with John Rollins was a huge help. He's a good guy and he was an easy guy to club off of. We made a lot of birdies the last couple days, and so we kind of fed off each other. I guess you can say it's conservatively aggressive, like No. 8.  I hit a really good drive and had 8-iron. But just because I had 8-iron to a par 5, I fired it in the middle of the green, had a 20-footer and was happy to make it. I've been smart when I got out of position." Roberto had shared the lead after each of the first two rounds, but felt he was a little out of rhythm today; " I got a little out of rhythm on the back, but still hit enough good shots to feel good about it." Anyone who wants to take this title has to out play Scott Stallings, and he is in no mood to let things slip from this healthy position.