(Kapalua) Ryan Palmer signed a 64 card, nine under par, leaving him tied with Harris English on the eve of the final round of the PGA Tournament of Champions.
Palmer and English, who played 66 on Saturday, have cumulative records of 198, 21 under par. They hold a one-shot lead over Round-65 Collin Morikawa.
Evolving with English in the last group, Daniel Berger missed an eagle by dust at 18e hole. His birdie allowed him to register a score of 67, for a cumulative record of 201 and the exclusivity of the fourth place, a blow in front of the South Korean Sungjae Im (67) and Justin Thomas (68), the defending champion. .
Dustin Johnson did his best to keep pace until his tee shot at 15e hole, a par-5 that he can hit in two strokes with an iron. From the tee he sent his ball into a water hazard and had to settle for a buggy en route to a score of 69.
Johnson finds himself in a group of six golfers with scores of 205, seven strokes behind the leaders. The roster includes Spaniards Sergio Garcia (67) and Jon Rahm (69), Americans Brendon Todd (70) and Xander Sc Chaudele (70) and Norwegian Viktor Hovland (68).
Canadian Nick Taylor played 69, for a cumulative score of 207, 12 strokes under par, leaving him at 21e rank with four other golfers.