Schauffele will carry a one-stroke lead into the final round over local hero Matsuyama who claimed the Masters in April after seeing off a late challenge from the American. Schauffele's bid for a first major win at Augusta crumbled with a triple-bogey at the par-three 16th where Read More »
Lewis joined American Harris English one stroke ahead of a large group on a day when Brooks Koepka made a triple-bogey and a double-bogey on his way to a 74 in the demanding conditions at water-lined PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. Lewis hails from the same Welwyn Garden City
KAWAGOE, Japan (Reuters) -A slow-burning Olympic golf tournament roared to life on Saturday as American Xander Schauffele fought off attacks on all fronts to cling to a one-shot lead over home hero Hideki Matsuyama heading into the final round. The stage is set for a battle royale at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Sunday, with nine players within four strokes of Schauffele, including former world number one Rory McIlroy. Overnight leader by a stroke, Schauffele was stalked relentlessly by playing partners Matsuyama and Mexican Carlos Ortiz but he broke clear with a birdie on the 18th to card 68 for a 14-under total of 199.
Mexican golfer Carlos Ortiz has felt right at home on the Kasumigaseki Country Club course and sits just one off the lead at Tokyo 2020 - but unlike his fellow golfers he's commuting to work from the Olympic Village. But Ortiz prefers the communal feel of the village some 60 km (37 miles) away, where he wakes up early to prepare for his 75-minute ride in. He is sharing a room with Boxer Rogelio Romero Torres.