PGA Honda Classic: Tommy Fleetwood leads, with Lee Westwood and Luke Donald two behind

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Tommy Fleetwood put well in his third round and drilled two monster birds. The Honda Classic third round leaderboard-5T Fleetwood (Eng); -4 B Steele (USA); -3 L Westwood (Eng), L Donald (Eng); -2 D Berger (USA), SJ Im (Kor), C Schwartzel (SA) Selected others: +1 S Lowry (Ire); +2 Poulter (Eng); T Lewis (Eng) Full scoreboard

Tommy Fleetwood shot a three-under-par 67 to open a one-stroke lead over five in the Honda Classic that entered the final lap of Sunday in Palm Beach.

The Englishman, 29, birdied four of the last six holes – sinks of more than 40 feet on the 14th and 17th – to lead the American Brendan Steele.

Englishmen Lee Westwood and Luke Donald are both one shot behind Steele.

Westwood, 46 and Donald, 42, both one-over 71s carded in difficult scoring conditions on Saturday.

Fleetwood, ranked 12th in the world, is chasing his first win on the PGA after Tour, with five wins on the European Tour.

His round, which contained six birdies and three bogeys, was only improved by the Canadian Mackenzie Hughes & # 39; under-66, while the American Jason Dufner placed the only bogey free round of the day.

The trio belonged to only 11 players in the 69-man field that ended the third round under par.

"It's funny, really, how difficult certain shots can play," said Fleetwood.

"There are so many factors on a golf course. You can only take golf shots and see where they play."

On his 45-foot putt on the 14th, he added: "I just wanted to leave it up close. I didn't expect it to go in, so it was a bit of a bonus.

"At 17, another bonus there, just to enter it. "

Westwood, aiming for a first PGA Tour victory since 2010, hit three bogeys and two birdies in the first seven holes and then ran another birdie on the 12th before giving the shot back with a bogey on the 16.

"I didn't have my A-game," said the former number one in the world, "I struggled a bit with my game, but remained patient. I don't think I've done too much damage. "

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