Patrick Reed shot a three-under 69 to take the lead heading into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Reed is at four-under total, two strokes ahead of Jason Dufner and Hunter Mahan.
Reed won the Humana Challenge in January for his second career victory. The 23-year-old is a rising star on the PGA Tour, and tomorrow’s final round will be his greatest test as a pro.
Dufner followed up his second round 77 with a 68 to jump nine spots into second place. Mahan was tied for the lead heading into the third round, and shot a one-under 71 to fall one spot into a tie with Dufner.
Tiger Woods had eight birdies and two bogies en route to a six-under 66. He is tied for third place with Jamie Donaldson at one-under.
After the round, Woods said that he was trying to get back to even-par for the tournament after playing the first 36 holes five-over par. Tiger always believes he has a chance to win, and his positive attitude along with a birdie barrage brought him into contention.
Jaime Donaldson of Wales followed up his second round 70 with a one-under 71. He is playing consistent golf, and is a dark horse heading into the final round.
Miguel Angel Jimenez is fifty years old, but he is still one of the game’s best. Jimenez shot a three-under 69 to tie for sixth place with Zach Johnson and Dustin Johnson at even-par.
Phil Mickelson was six-under over his final 11 holes, and finished with a third round 69 to tie for fourteenth place at two-over total.
Anyone within seven strokes of the lead has a chance to win tomorrow. That places McIlroy in contention at three-over total after a third round 75.