Palm Beach Gardens: Rory Mcllory carded four-under 66 to take a two-shot advantage over Harris English and Tom Gillis entering the final round of The Honda Classic here on Saturday. If he wins, not only will it be his first since the historic performance at Congressional Country Club nine months ago, would move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings as well.
Gillis, meanwhile, is just looking for victory No. 1 in a career that has spanned more than two decades for the 43-year-old.
A native of nearby Jupiter, Fla., Gillis shot a 1-under 69 Saturday. He’s made just two bogeys all week. Meanwhile, English has won before. His lone victory came on the Nationwide Tour last year when he was an amateur and still in school at the University of Georgia. After a 66 Saturday, he has a chance to cash his first winners’ check.
Three others, including Justin Rose and Brian Harman, who torched the course record with a 61 in the second round, are two more shots back at seven-under, while Tiger Woods, who is playing in The Honda Classic for the first time in his professional career, is seven shots back and tied for 18th after a 69 on Saturday.