Donald shoots into Heritage lead

Luke Donald fired a five-under-par 66 to take a two-shot after three rounds of the PGA Tour’s Heritage.

The former world number one started the third round in a tie for fourth place behind overnight leaders of K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin, but the Englishman closed the gap to the leaders after carding an eagle three at the second hole.

“I’ve always liked this golf course,” the 36-year-old Donald said from the clubhouse after his round.

“I’m really happy with the way I’m striking the ball. I felt like I was going to give myself a lot of chances.

“I’ve really played extremely well today.

“Hopefully, more of the same tomorrow. I think we’re in for a very windy day tomorrow, so I’ll need to control the ball even better.”

Local favourite John Huh carded his second 68 of the event to move into second place, one shot ahead of Furyk (71), Martin (71), Charl Schwartzel (66) and Nicholas Thompson (66).

Even though he failed to make the cut in three of his last four events, Huh never doubted that a turnaround in form would be far behind.

“I’ve been playing really good,” Huh said.

“I just wasn’t able to put everything together.

“I think this is the week that I’ve put everything together.”

First round leader Matt Kuchar carded a 70 in the third round to finish in a tie for seventh, which also includes Russell Knox, Brian Harman, Matt Every and Brian Stuard.