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Jon Rahm will kick off the final round of the 2019 players' championship with a one – shot lead, with the Spaniard leading a group of contenders until the last day of action.
Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood have a shot down to 14 under, while Jason Day continues the leader with three shots. Dustin Johnson is tied for sixth at 10-under and another star to watch in the final round.
Here is an overview of the ranking at the beginning of Sunday's action:
Round 3 is in the books.
1. @JonRahmPGA, -15
2. @McIlroyRory, -14
2. @ TommyFleetwood1, -14
4. @JDayGolf, -12
5. @ Abraham_Ancer, -11
Ranking @THEPLAYERSChamp: https://t.co/xYdhELrcLf https://t.co/IxiVANU0IL
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Rahm wants to build Saturday's excellence
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Rahm, 24, climbed the course record to the top of the standings with a breathtaking round of golf on Saturday and finally signed a round of eight.
He patented a single bogey on the first nine and had nothing spectacular about the last nine, where he recorded an eagle on the 11th and almost almost the 17th:
Jon Rahm is your new leader at @THEPLAYERSChamp, led by one on Rory McIlroy.
Recognized as one of the most physically talented players on the circuit, Rahm has already won two PGA Tour tournaments during his young career and has steadily improved his regularity. . He is very well positioned to win the biggest win of his career, but faces fierce competition on Sunday.
Golf Writer Jason Sobel noted that the list of top candidates seemed good:
McIlroy and Fleetwood signed identical cards to two under Saturday, eliminating bad starts to stay close to the leader. Both showed good mental strength to overcome problems with their short game, an omen for Sunday.
The rear-nine of McIlroy could have been much better if he had found the fairway with more regularity, his driving accuracy being less than 30%. If he can improve that, he may well be the favorite to win the title.
The day will not be far behind, however. The Australian finished round 3 at four under and has only three shots behind Rahm.
His putter is one of the biggest weapons on the tour, and he thinks it could make all the difference on Sunday, according to Evin:
Jason Day is confident that his world-class putter will prepare for the final round of the $ 12.5 million US Players Championship, as he appears to be the second Australian to win several TPC Sawgrass titles. https://t.co/YVDCG5MoUh
He hit the ball well, but missed several birdie putts on Saturday, and improvements could lead to a second world champion title.
Prediction: Fleetwood stands out among the top nine and wins.