Rahm storms into the lead at Players Championship


John Rahm fired a stunning eight-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead after the third round at the Players Championship in Florida on Saturday.

The Spanish player was on fire with his iron shots and solid on the greens at the TPC Sawgrass’s Stadium Course as he chases his first victory of the year.

Rahm narrowly missed out on equalling the course record – which was a 63 – after finishing the third round with a 15-under-par aggregate of 201.

The 24-year-old is one shot ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who carded a two-under-par 70 to be 14 under.

Rory McIlroy, who was the leader heading into the third round, recovered from a bogey-bogey start to card a two-under-par 70 to finish the day at 14 under.

Australia’s Jason Day moved into contention with a four-under-par 68 on Saturday to go to 12 under, three off the lead.

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer is fifth on 11 under, one clear of six players tied for sixth place on 10 under which includes Dustin Johnson.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, fired an even par 72 on Saturday, thanks to three birdies on the back nine, to remain at 3-under for the tournament.

It was a rough start to the round for the 14-time major winner as he started with three bogeys in his first eight holes.

He turned it around however thanks to thanks to three birdies on the back nine.