The power of three


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Not saying the Alvaro Quiros-Gary Woodland-Jhonattan Vegas pairing is historically long, but the three-ball may be the most powerfully collective grouping in recent memory.

On Thursday the group combined to post a 299-yard average, and that’s with Vegas’ relatively pedestrian average of 291.5 yards. Quiros, the first-round co-leader, led the field with a 309.5-yard card and Woodland was sixth at 296 yards.

A more accurate gauge of the threesome’s power is the group’s season-long averages. Woodland is averaging 301 yards this season while Vegas is at 294 yards on the PGA Tour. In Europe, Quiros is pacing the circuit with a 314-yard average.

Perhaps not the best ever, but not bad.