Charles Howell has had the lead after each round, but it won't be that big heading into Sunday.
A lot has changed for Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) since Steve Wynn stepped down and sold his shares in the company earlier this year. Fast forward to today, and Las Vegas plans have been scaled back even further. Despite being fairly expensive at $350 to $500 per round, golf was never a major moneymaker for Wynn Las Vegas.
Abraham Ancer shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to leave Matt Kuchar and Keegan Bradley and the rest of the Australian Open field well behind after three rounds. Japan amateur Keita Nakajima was in second place after 70, while Bradley was tied for third with Australian veteran Marcus Fraser. Kuchar, who trailed by a stroke after the second round, shot 73 Saturday and was tied for fifth, seven strokes behind Ancer.
Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else. Thompson's 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGA's season-ending event. Korda shot her second consecutive 67 to get to 13 under, and Ciganda grinded out a 69 to get to 10 under for the week.
Patrick Reed and Danny Willett each put on a green jacket the last time they won a tournament. Reed, the reigning Masters champion, and Willett, who won that event two years earlier, closed Saturday at 14-under 202 and will enter the final day of the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship as co-leaders. Willett, one stroke off the lead after the second round, shot a 4-under 68, and Reed carded a 5-under 67 to move one stroke ahead of Jordan Smith.
The updated rankings are projected to have Rose on 10.0344 points, and Koepka on 10.0332 points. Rose took the week off, while Koepka was defending his title in Miyazaki. Koepka and Rose have swapped world number one with monotonous regularity over the past month.
Charles Howell III is playing some of his best golf when he least expected it. Coming from a missed cut in Mexico to a tournament where he missed the cut last year, Howell kept bogeys off his card for the second straight day and was just as good Friday on the tougher scoring course at Sea Island. "I thought I played pretty good in Mexico and just missed the cut there.
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Two quick birdies and Charles Howell III was five shots ahead. Howell didn't make enough birdies Saturday to do much of anything except post a 2-under 68 and keep his name atop the leaderboard at the RSM Classic, even if only by one shot over PGA Tour rookie Cameron Champ and part-time insurance salesman Jason Gore. Champ ran off four straight birdies around the turn and shot 4-under 66.
Lexi Thompson fired a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Friday to grab a three-shot lead midway through the LPGA Tour Championship in Naples, Florida. Thompson, without a victory in 2018, capped her round with three straight birdies at Tiburon Golf Club to pull away from overnight leader Amy Olson and fellow American Brittany Lincicome.
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