Viktor Hovland will take a six-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship after a shooting four-under 66 in round three.
The Norwegian, who won last week’s BMW Championship to move into second place in the FedEx Cup standings and start this week on eight under, is 20 under.
Xander Schauffele shot a 68 to move to 14 under, one clear of fellow Americans Collin Morikawa and Keegan Bradley. Rory McIlroy, who has been battling a back problem all week, is 11 shots off the lead at nine under after signing for a a one-over 71
World number one Scottie Scheffler, who started the tournament two clear of the field on 10 under par as leader of the FedEx standings, had four bogeys on Saturday before holing his solitary birdie on the last as he posted a 73 to drop nine shots off the pace on 11 under at East Lake in Atlanta.
Scheffler is tied with Jon Rahm, who started the week at six under and had improved to 12 under after round two, but shot a 71 in Saturday’s third round.
A lightning storm suspended play for 75 minutes, but it did not affect Hovland’s progress and the world no.5 came out of the delay with birdies at 12 and 13 to build a seven-shot lead.
Morikawa, who did not drop a shot in his opening 40 holes, double-bogeyed the fifth and more shots went at 10 and 11 as he posted a 73 to drop back to 13 under, while Keegan Bradley had four birdies and four bogeys in his level-par 70 and sits in tied third.
Sunday’s winner from the 30-man field will take home $18m from the $75m prize pot.
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