PGA Tour news: Jon Rahm has three shot lead in California, closes in on World No.1 ranking
Rahm picked up six birdies without a dropped shot to sit three shots clear at 15 under headed into Sunday's final round in California.
"I don't think my driving has been up to the level it's been in the past, but I've been able to make a few putts when I needed to," said the Spanish superstar, as per pgatour.com.
"I think as a whole my short game and wedge game's been a little bit better, which kind of makes up. I think I've been doing a really good job on hitting them a little bit closer and capitalizing on the putts." A win at The Riviera Country Club would see Rahm eclipse Scottie Scheffler for the world number one ranking. The American overtook Rory McIlroy for the top spot with victory at the WM Phoenix Open last week. McIlroy fell out of contention on Saturday with a two-over 73. Chasing Rahm is the overnight leader Max Homa, who was left to rue two late bogeys en route to carding a two-under 69. "Chasing down the hottest golfer on the planet, it's an exciting opportunity," quipped Homa after his round. "In this life it's just about opportunities, getting them and then when you have them, taking advantage." The American duo of Keith Mitchell and Patrick Cantlay could also still threaten, opening their final rounds four and five shots back respectively.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods had his best round of the tournament, carding a four-under 67 to secure a spot on Sunday.
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