LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Scott Stallings opened a five-stroke lead in the Humana Challenge on Saturday, holing a 20-foot downhill putt on the par-5 eighth hole for his second eagle of the round.
Stallings shot a 9-under 63 to reach 22-under 194 after three days in perfect conditions in the Coachella Valley. The two-time PGA Tour winner played PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Private Course after opening with a 66 on the Arnold Palmer Private Course - the site of the final round Sunday - and shooting a 65 on Saturday at La Quinta Country Club.
John Rollins, Stallings' playing partner, was tied for second with Stewart Cink, Roberto Castro, Charles Howell III and Charley Hoffman.
Phil Mickelson scrambled to make the cut by two strokes in his season debut.
As the Nationals fan base collectively held their breath on Tuesday night in Washington, Victor Robles snagged the last out to send the Nationals to the World Series. Here's that moment:
Here's the moment from a few more angles:
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The Nationals have finally done it. They're going to the World Series. Their fellow D.C. sports teams and players are happy to share in their glory.
The Wizards kicked off the festivities.
Justin Anderson got in on the fun.
So did Isaiah Thomas.
Jordan McRae poked fun at teammate Bradley Beal, who was rooting for his hometown Cardinals, not the Nationals.
It was too soon for Beal.
But he came around.
Their neighbors from the other side of South Capitol Street were plenty excited.
The Capitals, one of only two professional teams from the area to win a championship this century, know from experience what this feels like.
So do their players.
The Mystics District are fresh off their own championship.
The newest D.C. franchise won't get a shot to win a championship of their own until 2020, but they're around to congratulate the Nationals at having a shot at winning one now.
The one-win Redskins won't be advancing very far this season, but they're still happy for the Nationals.
Derrius Guice was at the game!
Former Redskins are pumped, too.
Even the Terps are pumped for the hometown squad for repping the DMV.
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