If you just happened to look at the scorecard, pars for Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole Saturday at Riviera Country Club doesn't seem like that much of a deal.
But what pars they were.
Both players missed the 18th green on their approach shots, leaving themselves almost identical shots, short-siding the hole in a low area next to the grandstand. With the green sloping quickly away, just getting the ball on the green and taking a two-putt bogey seemed likely. But these are two of the best players in the world -- and with good reason.
Watch this shot by Watson, who was clinging to a one-stroke lead at the time.
McIlroy was several groups in front of Watson when his approach went awry. His recovery nearly hit the flagstick, but rolled several feet by, leaving him with this tricky par-saver.
That puts McIlroy just two shots behind Watson heading into Sunday's final round.
Just a couple of outstanding pars that don't look that impressive on the scorecard.