Collin Morikawa Has A Five-Shot Lead In The Hero World Challenge

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Collin Morikawa is closing in on the world number one place after leading the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas by five strokes heading into the final round. He shot an eight-under 64 to get ahead of Brooks Koepka, another American.

Daniel Berger, Sam Burns, Tony Finau, and Patrick Reed of the United States, as well as Viktor Hovland of Norway, have fired back. If Morikawa stays on top for another 18 holes, he would overtake Spain’s Jon Rahm and become the world number one for the first time.

On Saturday, the 24-year-old, who is the first American to win on the European Tour, had six birdies and an eagle chip-in. Bryson DeChambeau, the overnight leader, is already eight strokes back.

DeChambeau is a shot ahead of England’s Tyrrell Hatton after going one over for the day. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is in fourth place after a three-over-par round of 75.

The Albany resort’s 20-man invitational event contains 17 of the world’s top 25 golfers.

Source: BBC Sport

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