On paper you’ve got yourself what looks like another David vs. Goliath pairing on Sunday at the Honda Classic.
Justin Thomas will play Goliath. He shot a five-under par 65 Saturday thanks to six birdies and a single bogey that helped him post the low round of the tournament. That got him to six-under par, a shot back of leader Luke List.
List, one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, can match Thomas when it comes to power, but can match the resume of the 2017 Player Of The Year. List, you see, will be looking for his first win when he’s paired with Thomas over the final 18 holes.
List broke out of a three-way tie at six-under par when he made a super sand save for birdie on the final hole for 66 and a seven-under par total.
Thomas was the first to post six-under.
Former U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson was the other at six and he’ll be in the next-to-last pairing with Tommy Fleetwood — Europe’s No. 1 player. Fleetwood holed an eight-foot eagle putt at the 18th to shoot 67 and post five-under.
Jamie Lovemark got it to seven-under through 14 holes but hit his tee shot in the water at the 15th and walked off with a double-bogey five.
Thomas goes into Sunday as the man to beat.
“I’m playing well,” Thomas said. “I just had a little more to show for it today.”