Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

- Jon Rahm felt like every shot would be good and majority were as he posted an 8-under 64 on Saturday and built a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in the Players Championship. A straightforward two at the 17th marked a five-shot improvement on Friday.

It was almost flawless, of course, a sand wedge into No. 6 that tracked the flag and landed next to the pin, except that it took a hard bounce and rolled over the back of the green.

Fallon asked golf's elite to drop in a variety of weird and quirky phrases into their many media interviews at the tournament and deliver them as casually as possible. He says his attitude has been good all year, and it can be tested severely on the Players Stadium Course. "And I think that has been the key this week". I've been so balanced, nothing like I used to be, not getting frustrated when I miss shots. "The last two years I played OK golf. Hopefully, tomorrow, it shows how different I've been".

Fleetwood had a big finish with three straight birdie putts of 15 feet or longer.

"It's career-defining", Rahm said of the Players Championship. "It's sort of position and irons of the tee and really trying to plot your way around the golf course".

"I just need to go out there and put it together this weekend, because right now, literally anybody who makes the cut has got a chance to win this tournament", Woods said.

"To play the last 16 holes in 4 under par, with no bogeys, was a good effort", McIlroy said.

Day posted a four-under-par 68 to move to 12 under and three shots from 54-hole leader Jon Rahm.

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Rahm narrowly missed a 13-foot birdie try at No. 18 that would have matched the course record of 62. Even on the par-5 16th, he tried a low runner out of the pine trees and it came out so hot that it ran through the green and into the water.

McIlroy couldn't find fairways throughout the afternoon and scrambled hard to ensure the round didn't get away from him following a bogey-bogey start. And he can at least avoid questions about winning from the final group, something McIlroy hasn't done in his last nine occasions dating to the start of 2018. The only bogey today I made was at the 6th and it was after a good shot that landed a foot from the hole. "If I can do that, and take the opportunities I give myself, hopefully I can turn tomorrow into the best Sunday of the year so far", McIlroy said. Fleetwood opened with an ugly three-putt double bogey, but recovered down the stretch with birdies at 16 and 17. He holed a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 8 after McIlroy tapped in for his birdie, and then picked up four birdies where they were available. I don't mind bogeying the first, that's fine.

"But I showed some character out there, showed some grit". "I just got off to a bit of a slow start".

The top five players are all internationals, with Australian Open champion Abraham Ancer of Mexico just behind Day. The 14-times major victor will soon turn his attention to the group format of the WGC Match Play in Austin, which will mark Woods's last appearance before the Masters.

Five players were within five shots of Rahm, the deficit the Spaniard made up on Saturday.

Johnson and Snedeker are part of a huge logjam of six players at 10-under that also includes Ollie Schniederjans (65), Keegan Bradley (68), Brian Harman (71) and 48-year-old Jim Furyk (71), who achieved a moral victory by not falling in the lake as he hit his second shot on 18.

She was one-over with six holes to play but birdied the 13th, 14th and 15th before finishing with an eagle three at the Country Club of Winter Haven to finish her day tied for seventh, three shots behind Canada's Maude-Aimee Leblanc. He hit the right shot on the par-3 13th, with the pin below a ridge near the water, into 3 feet for another birdie.

By the end of the day, his 64 was about as high as it could have been.

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