DeChambeau and Uihlein share lead in Las Vegas
Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a share of the lead with Peter Uihlein in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open in Las Vegas.
DeChambeau shot a 6-under-par 66 to match Uihlein at 16-under 197 at TPC Summerlin. The leader after each of the first two rounds, Uihlein had a 68.
DeChambeau has four PGA Tour victories, winning three times last season. Uihlein is winless on the PGA Tour.
Lucas Glover was a stroke back after a 61 that he capped with his second eagle of the day. He eagled the par-5 13th on his opening nine, and closed with another eagle on the par-5 ninth. Glover was a stroke off the course record set by J.J. Henry in 2014 and matched by Rod Pampling in 2017. Chip Beck shot a tournament-record 59 in 1991 at Sunrise.
Defending champion Patrick Cantlay had a 63 to join Robert Streb (68) at 14-under.
Jordan Spieth remained 8-under in his season debut, shooting even-par 71.
Li Haotong carded a 63 to open up a three-shot lead over defending champion Justin Rose and Alexander Levy heading into the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya, Turkey.
The Chinese started the day at the sixth Rolex Series event of the season three shots behind overnight leader Rose but turned that deficit on its head as the world No. 2 battled to a 69 at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.
Frenchman Levy was bogey-free as he carded a 66 to sit a shot clear of 2016 champion Thorbjorn Olesen and two ahead of English pair Sam Horsfield and Danny Willett.
Li — who held off the challenge of Rory McIlroy to win the Dubai Desert Classic earlier in the season — would become the first Asian player to win a Rolex Series event should he claim European Tour title number three on Sunday.
“I really want to win this week and play my best [Sunday],” he said. “Especially at a Rolex Series event. It’s going to be an exciting day [Sunday], and I’m looking forward to going against Rose.
“I definitely got a lot of confidence from Dubai and since then I’ve been playing a lot of big events which has built my confidence, also.”
Rose would move back to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory while Levy — who already has a win this season at the Trophee Hassan II — is looking for European Tour title number six.
Li birdied the first and some dialled-in iron play allowed him to make birdies from five and two feet on the fourth and fifth to get into a share of the lead.
Rose put his own approach at the fourth to five feet to take the solo lead again but ahead on the sixth Li made it three in a row from eight feet. He was clearly in the zone as well, however, and he chipped in on the fifth before putting his tee shot on the sixth to three feet for a hat trick of his own and a two-shot lead.
Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 64 to take a threeshot lead after the second round of the Japan Classic in Shiga.
Lee, seeking her second LPGA title this year, had eight birdies in a bogeyfree round at the Seta Golf Club to improve to 13under 131, three-strokes ahead of local favorite Sakura Koiwai, who offset a long bogey with seven birdies for a 66.
Nasa Hataoka, also of Japan, shot a 69 and was tied for third with compatriot Momoko Ueda and South Korean golfers Jiyai Shin (69), and HeeKyung Bae (67) was four strokes back.
Overnight leader So Yeon Ryu struggled with her game and shot a 73 that included three bogeys and a pair of birdies.