Fowler leads by four at Honda Classic
Rickie Fowler opened up a sizeable lead at the Honda classic on Saturday, shooting a five-under 65 to stay on course for his first PGA Tour victory in almost 18 months.
Fowler will go into the final day at PGA National with a four-shot lead over nearest rival Tyrrell Hatton of England after he carded a flawless round that included five-birdies.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer lies two shots further back in a tie for third place after shooting a 68, alongside overnight leader Wes Bryan who shot 72.
Fowler was in imperious form as he picked up his first shot of the day with a two-putt birdie at the par-five third, before bagging another at the seventh with a 35-foot putt.
World No 14 Fowler, who last tasted victory on the PGA Tour at the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2015, picked up his third birdie of the day at the par-four ninth.
Further birdies on the 16th and 18th holes, where he narrowly missed out on an eagle leave him with a substantial lead over the young Englishman going into Sunday.
Hatton enjoyed six-birdies in his round, although a bogey on each nine put a dent in his pursuit of Fowler.
Former major champions Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner lie among a group of players at six-under par, while Sergio Garcia (66), Paul Casey (67) and Luke Donald (69) lie one stroke further back.
Defending champion Adam Scott found water off the fifth tee at the fifth as he shot 71 to finish well off the pace at two-under par.
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