LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Max Homa fired a seven-under-par 65 to join a three-way tie for the lead heading into the final round of the US PGA American Express tournament in California on Saturday.
Homa, chasing the second PGA Tour win of his career after victory at the Wells Fargo in 2019, carded nine birdies to finish the day on 15 under alongside Tony Finau and South Korea’s Kim Si-woo.
The 30-year-old Homa might have finished in sole possession of the lead had it not been for a double-bogey six on the par-four seventh on the PGA West Stadium Course at La Quinta, in the California desert near Palm Springs.
That stumble followed a blistering start which had seen the world number 103 reel off four consecutive birdies on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th holes.
Korea’s Kim meanwhile joined the leaders with a bogey-free five-under-par 67.