Ras Al Khaimah Championship R3

Nicolai Højgaard takes three-shot lead

Ras Al Khaimah 2022 R3
February 03-06
Al Hamra GC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Nicolai Højgaard (DEN) birdied five of his last six holes to card a 64, his lowest ever round on the DP World Tour. He takes a three-shot lead into the final day in the Ras al Khaimah Championship at 20-under.


Ras Al Khaimah 2022 R3

“I played really solid, got off to a good start today. I’m driving it well at the moment so I’m trying to play it quite aggressive and the last two days have been pretty good off the tee so that’s the reason why I’m shooting these scores. It was a good day.

“I’m just thinking about the par fives, playing them four under and then seeing if I can make birdie on the rest of the holes.”

Ras Al Khaimah 2022 R3

“I’m trying to focus on the things I can control which is commitment and trying to free up and so far I’m happy with it. I had really good commitment and I’m just trying to free up on every shot and it felt good.

“You want to be in these positions going into the final round but it’s 18 holes and a lot can happen. I’m going to try and do the same things, commitment and free up on the course, and I feel like I have a good chance.”


Ras Al Khaimah 2022 R3

Overnight leader David Law (SCO) carded a 69 and moved down into second place at 17-under followed by Tapio Pulkkanen (FIN) who shot a 64 and Oliver Bekker (RSA) in fourth at 15-under after carding a 66.

Four players are tied in fifth at 14-under, Jordan Smith (ENG, 67) and Robert MacIntyre (SCO, 66) among them.


Ras Al Khaimah 2022 R3

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