The Honda Classic R3

Fleetwood in the lead, Donald & Westwood in contention

February 27 – March 01
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4



England’s Tommy Fleetwood will take a one-stroke advantage into the final round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach.

The Honda Classic R3 - Fleetwood in the lead
(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Fleetwood, looking to claim a first PGA Tour victory, birdied four of his final six holes to sign for a three-under par 67 and sit at five-under through 54 holes.


Compatriots Lee Westwood and Luke Donald both battled through one-over third rounds of 71 to tie for third place, two strokes behind.

Overnight leader Brendan Steele is in second at four-under. The American was also one over around the Champion Course on Saturday, where only 11 players broke par in the testing conditions.



Former European number one Fleetwood, 29, had been three off the lead and went into the turn at one under after recovering from a dropped shot at the par-three seventh.

Although another bogey followed at the 10th, successive birdies came from the 13th hole before another two shots were picked up by the world number 12 over the closing holes – including a 48-foot putt at the 17th.


“I could not ask for much more from today, it was a good day,” Fleetwood said on Sky Sports.

“Eventually I holed a couple of long ones today and it makes such a difference, and I holed some really crucial putts around that middle stretch.”

Fleetwood added: “Tomorrow will be the same – to stand up and trust my driver, which is my strength, then to go out there and do something similar to what I did today.”


American Daniel Berger, South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and Sungjae Im of South Korea are tied for fifth place on two under.

Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes produced the best round of the day, shooting a 66 as he climbed to tie for eighth place at one-under.

American Grayson Murray, meanwhile, delighted the home crowd with a hole-in-one at the 17th.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-5
70
68
67
205
2
Brendan Steele
USA
-4
68
67
71
206
T3
Lee Westwood
ENG
-3
67
69
71
207
T3
Luke Donald
ENG
-3
70
66
71
207
T5
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
69
69
70
208
T5
Daniel Berger
USA
-2
69
70
69
208
T5
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-2
72
66
70
208
T8
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
67
69
73
209
T8
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
71
72
66
209
T8
Mark Hubbard
USA
-1
69
71
69
209
T8
Robby Shelton
USA
-1
70
69
70
209
T8
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-1
71
69
69
209
T8
Russell Henley
USA
-1
70
69
70
209
T14
Billy Horschel
USA
Par
73
67
70
210
T14
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
70
71
69
210
T14
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
76
66
68
210
T14
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
70
67
73
210
T14
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
70
72
68
210
T14
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
70
71
69
210
T14
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
Par
70
69
71
210
T14
Nick Watney
USA
Par
71
66
73
210
T14
Ryan Palmer
USA
Par
70
72
68
210
T23
Cameron Tringale
USA
1
67
72
72
211
T23
Gary Woodland
USA
1
70
67
74
211
T23
Grayson Murray
USA
1
73
68
70
211
T23
Jamie Lovemark
USA
1
69
69
73
211
T23
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
72
69
70
211
T23
Kevin Streelman
USA
1
69
70
72
211
T23
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
69
71
71
211
T23
Richy Werenski
USA
1
70
68
73
211
T23
Sepp Straka
AUT
1
70
67
74
211
T23
Shane Lowry
IRL
1
69
69
73
211
T33
Beau Hossler
USA
2
70
71
71
212
T33
Harris English
USA
2
66
74
72
212
T33
Harry Higgs
USA
2
72
68
72
212
T33
Hudson Swafford
USA
2
70
69
73
212
T33
Ian Poulter
ENG
2
70
70
72
212
T33
Kramer Hickok
USA
2
73
70
69
212
T33
Kurt Kitayama
USA
2
70
71
71
212
T33
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
69
71
72
212
T33
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
66
75
71
212
T42
Aaron Wise
USA
3
71
70
72
213
T42
Adam Long
USA
3
71
68
74
213
T42
Brice Garnett
USA
3
72
69
72
213
T42
Chris Baker
USA
3
70
73
70
213
T42
Matthew NeSmith
USA
3
71
72
70
213
T42
Stewart Cink
USA
3
73
69
71
213
T42
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
71
71
71
213
T42
Wyndham Clark
USA
3
68
74
71
213
T50
Bud Cauley
USA
4
70
72
72
214
T50
Mark Anderson
USA
4
71
72
71
214
T50
Matthew Wolff
USA
4
72
70
72
214
T53
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
5
74
69
72
215
T53
Harold Varner III
USA
5
69
70
76
215
T53
Matt Jones
AUS
5
70
73
72
215
T53
Talor Gooch
USA
5
71
69
75
215
T57
Danny Lee
NZL
6
70
73
73
216
T57
Patton Kizzire
USA
6
70
72
74
216
T57
Sam Burns
USA
6
69
71
76
216
T60
Brian Harman
USA
7
71
72
74
217
T60
Cameron Percy
AUS
7
69
74
74
217
T60
Sam Ryder
USA
7
71
71
75
217
T63
Austin Cook
USA
8
72
70
76
218
T63
Michael Thompson
USA
8
70
73
75
218
T63
Scott Stallings
USA
8
70
72
76
218
T63
Zach Johnson
USA
8
67
75
76
218
67
Brian Stuard
USA
9
67
75
77
219
68
Fabian Gomez
ARG
10
72
69
79
220
69
Hayden Buckley
USA
12
72
70
80
222
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
4
72
72
144
CUT
Doc Redman
USA
4
68
76
144
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
4
74
70
144
CUT
John Huh
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
4
73
71
144
CUT
Luke List
USA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
4
71
73
144
CUT
Rickie Fowler
USA
4
76
68
144
CUT
Sean O’Hair
USA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
4
72
72
144
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
5
75
70
145
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
D. J. Trahan
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Daniel Wetterich
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
5
74
71
145
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
5
74
71
145
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Lucas Glover
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
5
73
72
145
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
5
77
68
145
CUT
Andrew McCain
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Chase Seiffert
USA
6
74
72
146
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
6
78
68
146
CUT
Justin Rose
ENG
6
72
74
146
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
6
70
76
146
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
6
72
74
146
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
6
71
75
146
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
6
73
73
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
USA
7
75
72
147
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
7
75
72
147
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
7
73
74
147
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
7
75
72
147
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
KOR
7
75
72
147
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
7
72
75
147
CUT
Brooks Koepka
USA
8
74
74
148
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
8
72
76
148
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
8
73
75
148
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
8
74
74
148
CUT
Michael Gligic
CAN
8
72
76
148
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
8
74
74
148
CUT
Scott Harrington
USA
8
74
74
148
CUT
Tyler McCumber
USA
8
73
75
148
CUT
Vincent Whaley
USA
8
75
73
148
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
9
74
75
149
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
9
71
78
149
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
USA
9
77
72
149
CUT
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
9
74
75
149
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
9
74
75
149
CUT
Vijay Singh
FIJ
9
76
73
149
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
10
75
75
150
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
10
74
76
150
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
10
74
76
150
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
10
69
81
150
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
10
77
73
150
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
10
75
75
150
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
10
76
74
150
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
11
73
78
151
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
11
77
74
151
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
USA
12
77
75
152
CUT
Camilo Villegas
COL
12
75
77
152
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
12
74
78
152
CUT
Greg Chalmers
AUS
12
75
77
152
CUT
Ryo Ishikawa
JPN
13
76
77
153
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
14
75
79
154
CUT
Henrik Norlander
SWE
15
75
80
155
CUT
Justin Bertsch
USA
15
76
79
155
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
15
80
75
155
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
19
74
85
159
RET
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
72
72
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