Jason Dufner continued his run at the CareerBuilder Challenge tournament record. He might just need to shatter it if he’s going to win the thing.
Dufner’s 8-under 64 got him to 23-under through 54 holes, just three strokes off the record set by Patrick Reed in 2014. Yet he’s only up two strokes on Jamie Lovemark, who shot a third straight 65 to get to get to 21-under, and Canada’s Adam Hadwin, who shot a 64 of his own to reach 20-under.
Dufner looked ready to run away and hide with the title on the front nine, shooting a 7-under 29 there before coming back to earth with two bogeys and three birdies for a 1-under 35 on the back nine.
Lovemark played a bogey-free round for the second time this weekend, and has just one bogey through 54 holes.
Hadwin, who shot 66-66 on the first two days, went 7-under between holes 3 and 9 on Saturday, bogeyed No. 10, then rattled off three more birdies in a row.
Five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson had another strong round of 66 to reach 17-under. He had six birdies over the course of a bogey-free round.