With a round of 3-under 67, Tommy Fleetwood will take a one-shot lead over Brendan Steele into the final round of the Honda Classic, where PGA National has been the real winner through three days in South Florida.
Leaderboard: Fleetwood (-5), Steele (-4), Luke Donald (-3), Lee Westwood (-3), Daniel Berger (-2), Charl Schwartzel (-2), Sungjae Im (-2)
What it means: The 12th-ranked player in the world, Fleetwood, a five-time winner on the European Tour, is still seeking his first PGA Tour victory after four runner-up finishes. A victory Sunday would also give the Englishman his first win in the United States. Giving chase on Sunday will be Steele, the 54-hole leader who failed to close the Sony Open less than two months ago, Westwood, the 46-year-old who last month won his 25th European Tour title and is now seeking to end a 10-year PGA Tour drought, and Donald, the former world No. 1 who hasn’t won anywhere in the world since 2013. As for just how difficult the Champion Course at PGA National is playing this week, there were 278 bogeys or worse from the 69 players in the field Saturday. Jason Dufner was the only player to make it through the golf course unscathed with a bogey-free 68. Fleetwood’s 5-under total is the highest 54-hole score to par this season by five shots.