Everyone now chasing Matsuyama
nassau, bahamas» Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday on his way to another win.
Matsuyama, a winner in three of his last four tournaments, holed out for eagle on the front nine and kept his mistakes to a minimum for a 7-under-par 65 to build a seven-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge.
“I knew somebody was going to go low, but I thought it was going to be probably three, four guys that would post this kind of a score,” Woods said. “But Hideki is just playing unbelievable golf.”
British Open champion Henrik Stenson (66) and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson (72) were the closest players to the Japanese star.
Woods was even further back — 11 shots — though the opening hour was filled with big excitement and raised expectations. Woods opened with three straight birdies, then holed out a 40yard bunker shot on the par-3 fifth hole to get within two shots as Matsuyama was getting started. But it didn’t last. After an 18-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole to reach 11-under, Woods started missing fairways and dropping shots. And he ended the third round with another tee shot into the water on the 18th hole for a double bogey. He had to settle for a 70 and was in 10th place among 17 players.
Andrew Dodt held the lead for the third straight round at the Australian PGA Championship. Dodt had five birdies and three bogeys as he went around in 70, moving to 14-under 202. … Brandon Stone produced a 66 to move to 17-under and go three strokes clear of three players before the final round at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.