Gary Woodland started moving day with a three shot lead and that’s where he finished.
A birdie at the 54-hole got the overnight leader to 17-under par at the end of play on Saturday at the Tournament of Champions.
Woodland will head out for Sunday’s finale paired with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy.
McIlroy, who equaled Woodland’s round of 67 at the Plantation course, made up ground on everyone but the leader. He’s at 14-under par, a shot better than third place Marc Leishman. Leishman’s 68 put him in the next-to-last pairing with Xander Schauffele. Schauffele was in at 12-under along with Bryson DeChambeau, who had a lackluster day and finished with 70.
The only other players who made it to double-digits under par were Justin Thomas and Kevin Tway, both 10-under.
Third round conditions weren’t as difficult as Friday’s windy round but the sloping, grainy greens continued to be a challenge for most of the field.