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World No 1 Jon Rahm is tied for second with Akshay Bhatia at 17 beneath after flying up the leaderboard with A bogey-free 10-under spherical of 61; Tony Finau leads the Mexico Open by two after third-round 65; watch the ultimate spherical reside on Sunday from 1.30pm on Sky Sports activities Golf

Final Up to date: 29/04/23 11:36pm

Jon Rahm shot a 10-under spherical of 61 to sit down two off chief Tony Finau going into the ultimate spherical of the Mexico Open

World No 1 Jon Rahm closed to inside two photographs of Mexico Open chief Tony Finau after a sensational, bogey-free 10-under spherical of 61 on Saturday.

Rahm carded six birdies within the opening eight holes alone, whereas 4 extra adopted on the again 9 at Vidanta Vallarta. The Masters champion is chasing a fifth win of 2023.

An eagle on the 18th would have seen the Spaniard shoot 59 however sadly he discovered a bunker off the tie and ended up with a par after lacking a long-range birdie putt.

Regardless of Rahm’s third-round heroics – his 61 set a brand new course file and was the joint-lowest rating of his profession – he nonetheless trails midway chief Finau by two after the American carded a powerful six-under 65 of his personal.

Finau bogeyed the seventeenth, his sole blip of the spherical, to briefly maintain solely a one-shot benefit over Rahm and Akshay Bhatia – in a tie for second at 17 beneath – however a birdie end, his fifth within the remaining seven holes, introduced the world No 16 again to 19 beneath and noticed him regain his two-stroke cushion for Sunday.

Brandon Wu, who was in Saturday’s remaining pairing with Finau, having began the day one off the lead, is fourth heading into the ultimate spherical after a four-under 67 to sit down 16 beneath.

Will Gordon is three photographs additional again, whereas day-one chief Austin Smotherman is 12 beneath, simply forward of Erik van Rooyen, Andrew Putnam and Eric Cole in a three-way tie at 11 beneath.

Who will win the Mexico Open? Watch the ultimate spherical reside on Sky Sports activities. Early protection begins at 1.30pm on Sunday on Sky Sports activities Golf forward of full protection from 6pm.

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