Golf WorldFebruary 25, 2017

Honda: Fowler opens 4-shot lead

Cliff HawkinsPALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Rickie Fowler of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on February 25, 2017 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Rickie Fowler opened a four-stroke lead in the Honda Classic on Saturday to move to the brink of his fourth PGA Tour victory and first since the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2015.

Fowler shot a bogey-free five-under par 65 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and is 13-under par 197 through 54 holes.

Tyrrell Hatton of England also shot a 66 and is in second place. Martin Kaymer, Gary Woodland, Sean O'Hair, Wesley Bryan and Emaliano Grillo are tied for third, six strokes behind.

Second-round co-leaders Bryan and Ryan Palmer both stumbled in the third round. Bryan shot a two-over 72, while Palmer shot a three-over 73 and is tied for eighth.


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