Rickie Fowler holds one-shot lead at Phoenix Open

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American Rickie Fowler (Getty Photographs)

Rickie Fowler will carry a one-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the Phoenix Open as Jon Rahm surged into rivalry Saturday.

Fowler, a two-time runner-up at the PGA Tour occasion, carded a four-beneath sixty seven within the third spherical at TPC Scottsdale to maneuver into 14 underneath.

The American has loved one other constant displaying in Arizona and is properly-positioned for a primary Tour win since February final yr.

Fowler was even for the spherical via 12 holes, however he birdied thirteen and his last three.

The ultimate spherical shapes as being an enthralling one after Rahm fired a 6-underneath sixty five to maneuver right into a tie for second.

Rahm, who gained the CareerBuilder Problem final month, is a shot adrift after additionally ending strongly, the Spaniard making 5 birdies on the again 9.

Becoming a member of Rahm in a tie for second are Chez Reavie (sixty seven) and Bryson DeChambeau (sixty eight).

Xander Schauffele (sixty six), three-time champion Phil Mickelson (sixty six) and Daniel Berger (sixty eight) are at 12 beneath.

Final yr’s PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas endured a rollercoaster spherical, capturing a good-par seventy one.

The American birdied his first six holes and appeared set to cost up the leaderboard.

Nevertheless, Thomas’ again 9 was largely forgettable, together with a triple bogey at the par-5 fifteenth – the place he discovered water off the tee – as he was left in a tie for twenty sixth.