Jason Day showed the field how to make a move on moving day at the Byron Nelson.
Day, who has had a lackluster season so far, started finding his magic on Saturday. He hit great shots, made big putts, including a 60-footer on the 17th that set the stage for the seven-under par 63 he turned in.
It was Day’s best round of the season and got him to 10-under and just two shots behind 54-hole leader James Hahn.
“I drove the ball wonderfully and gave myself a chance to make a lot of putts,” Day said afterward. “My process was good out there but I can’t get ahead of myself, I’ve got to come out and compete tomorrow (Sunday).
Hahn was only a shot off Day’s round of the day. Hahn, who has won twice, shot 64 to get to 12-under par, a shot in front of Billy Horschel. Horschel birdied the final three holes to shoot 66. He’s 11-under and will play with Hahn on Sunday.
Overnight leader Jason Kokrak, who started the day with a five-shot lead, struggled for most of his round and finished with 72 and fell back to 10-under with day.
It was a perfect day for scoring. Sergio Garcia got himself into contention by shooting a dazzling 29 over the final nine holes. He birdied the final three holes to shoot 64 and finished eight-under par.
They will all be chasing Hahn, who describes himself as “a work in progress.”
Hahn, who shot 64 on Thursday, went bogey-free in the third round on his way to another 64.