Jason Day finished the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday with the same two-shot lead with which he began it and has positioned himself to win for the first time in 2016.
On a wet day at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla., Day, third in the World Ranking, shot a two-under par 70 to finish 54 holes in 15-under par 201, two shots ahead of Henrik Stenson, Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell.
Stenson, No. 7 in the World Ranking, also shot 70 in pursuit of his first PGA Tour victory since the Tour Championship in 2013. A resident of the Orlando area, he last won in 2014, at the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship.
Chappell, a former college player of the year at UCLA seeking his first PGA Tour victory, and Merritt had the rounds of the day, five-under par 67s.
Rory McIlroy, second in the World Ranking, shot 75, the same score he had in the first round, and fell to a tie for 64th.