The Honda Classic: Wyndham Clark solo leader, searches for first PGA Tour win

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Wyndham Clark (Getty Images)

It was the third official lead change in as many days at The Honda Classic, but now there is just one golfer atop the leaderboard heading into the next round.

Wyndham Clark is in search of his first PGA Tour win after taking command over the rest of the field Saturday. He mirrored his second-round score of 3-under 67 after firing off six birdies, five of which came on the front nine. He will enter Sunday 7 under.

Clark also tallied an impressive streak. The newly minted pro, who joined the Tour in 2017 after graduating from Oregon where he was named Pac-12 Player of the Year and 2017 NCAA Champion, had 122 consecutive holes — nearly seven full rounds — without a 3-putt. But, a lip out on the infamous Bear Trap ended it. He was also 11 for 11 inside 15-feet Saturday before dropping a shot.

However, Clark will have the pressure of a final round to overcome along with a tour veteran trailing closely behind.

Vijay Singh, 56, jumped up the leaderboard and into second place after carding a third-round low of 5-under 65. If Singh were to win, he would be the oldest player in tour history since Sam Snead (52).

Kyoung-Hoon Lee and Keith Mitchell join Singh in a tie for second (6 under).

Rickie Fowler moved into contention after shooting 4-under 66. Fowler, whose most recent tour win came in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, was almost spotless until a bogey on the par-3 15th hole pushed him into fifth place (5 under).

Justin Thomas, the 2018 Honda Classic champion, fared better on the weekend than he did during the second round. The nine-time tour winner was dealing with a “dead arm” on Friday and shot well over par (74). However, he came out Saturday and shot 3-under 67 despite an unlucky break.

The final round will start at 8:13 a.m. EST at the PGA National Resort and Spa. The leaders will tee off at 1:35 p.m.