Lexi Thompson remains on course for a maiden CME Group Tour Championship crown after holding on to her three-shot lead on Saturday.
The 23-year-old, nine-time LPGA Tour winner followed up rounds of 65 and 67 with another rock-solid four-under-par 68 to stay clear of the chasing pack.
Thompson lies on 16 under par, three shots clear of nearest rival Nelly Korda, and a further three strokes ahead of third-placed Carlota Ciganda, make’s Sunday’s final round all but a two-horse race barring any serious drama.
Korda carded a second successive 67 but it wasn’t enough to close the gap on the leader, while Ciganda finds herself six shots back after a 69.
So Yeon Ryu and Marina Alex share fourth place on nine under, seven off the lead, and one shot clear of former World No 1 Lydia Ko.
Thompson started with a bogey at the fourth hole on Saturday but immediately got the shot back at the par-three fifth.
She made the turn in level par, but it was on the back nine that she was able to re-establish her three-shot cushion, picking up birdies at the 10th, 11th, 15th and 16th to put herself in a great position ahead of Sunday’s final round at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida.
World No 1 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand lies on six under par after a third-round 69 and continues to lead the Race to the CME Globe for the $1 million bonus prize.
Phil Mickelson owns one of the most celebrated CVs in world golf and the left-hander gave it another record-breaking update.
Reigning Race To Dubai champion Francesco Molinari is eager to repeat his feat in 2019.
Thomas Bjorn and Adam Scott have both expressed their dismay at the lack of action from golf’s governing bodies on the scourge of slow play.
Several golfers taking part in last week’s World Super 6 event on the European Tour found themselves the victim of a bizarre putter theft.
Effective immediately, PGA Tour professionals will now be able to wear shorts for all practice and pro-am rounds.
Organisers have announced the groups for this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship, and there are some star-studded match-ups to look forward to.
While JB Holmes admits he’s not the fastest player, he feels like there were others factors involved in the slow pace of his play on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy has finally confirmed that he will not be teeing it up as a European Tour member at this week’s WGC–Mexico Championship.