Matt Kuchar shot a Saturday round of 6-under par 65 and will take a commanding four-shot lead into Sunday’s finale of the 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
The 40-year old American finished his third day at El Camaleon Golf Club with one bogey offset by seven birdies to sign for a three-day score of 20-under par.
“I can’t imagine having done better through 54 holes, 20 under’s awesome,” said Kuchar, who struggled for much of 2018, finishing 57th in the final FedExCup standings.
“I actually did think about it today. It would be nice to get to 7 under to match my first two rounds – 16, 17, 18 aren’t the easiest holes. Typically 17 might be a birdie hole, but where that pin was was not much of a birdie pin location.
“However, I felt really, really good for three days. I mean, 20 under’s my best 54-hole total. I felt in control of my ball-striking, I felt in control of driving, the iron play, the putting. It’s been a great three days.”
Whee Kim was four back at 16 under following a bogey-free 5-under 66, one ahead of Danny Lee and Richy Werenski, who carded matching 67s to reach 15-under par.
One further back was Aaron Wise who shot a low-round 63 to sit T5 alongside JJ Spaun (65) and Cameron Champ (69).
2018 MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC
THIRD-ROUND TOP 5
Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Matt Kuchar -20 (-6)
2. Whee Kim -16 (-5)
3. Richy Werenski -15 (-4)
3. Danny Lee -15 (-4)
5. Aaron Wise -14 (-8)
5. J.J. Spaun -14 (-6)
5. Cameron Champ -14 (-2)