Tony Finau once again has himself in prime position to get a second PGA Tour victory but he shares the American Express lead with two others.
Finau overcame a double-bogey at the par three 13 (water ball) and bounced back with three straight birdies for a five-under par 67 on Saturday at the Stadium Course, site of the final two rounds. He’s tied at 15-under par with Max Homa (65) and Si Woo Kim (67).
Homa made a great save on the 18th after a poor drive forced him to lay up from a deep bunker right of the fairway. He got up and down from 103 yards to save par and get a piece of the lead.
Kim had two great chances to have the lead to himself. At the par five 16th, his three-wood second shot settled just seven feet from the hole for eagle but his bid slid by. At the island par three 17th, he hit a gorgeous tee shot that stopped nine feet and he missed that birdie putt.
Sungjae Im was the 36-hole leader at 11-under par and started with a pair of birdies, looking like he’d go low on moving day but some poor shots and poor decisions proved costly and he’d finish with a one-over par 73 that dropped him from first to a tie for 20th.
Richy Werenski’s 65 got him to 14-under by himself. Russel Knox (64), Brian Harman (67) and Emiliano Grillo (68) were tied at 13-under par.