Collin Morikawa continued his assault on the All-Star field, firing an 8-under-par 65 to open a nearly insurmountable six-shot lead at the Tournament of Champions on Saturday in Kapalua, Hawaii.
Morikawa sits at 24 under through 54 holes. The six-shot lead matches the largest 54-hole margin of the season and the largest at the event since 1999.
Morikawa carded an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole and never looked back, adding six more birdies – including four of his last five holes. He turned in another bogey-free round, the only player in the field to do so.
Three players sit tied for second at 18 under – J.J. Spaun (third-round 69), Scottie Scheffler (69) and Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick (66).
Tom Kim (68) and Jon Rahm (67) are seven shots back in a tie for fifth.
Max Homa fired a 10-under 63 for the low round of the day, vaulting 20 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for seventh at 16 under.
Morikawa seeks his first victory since the 2021 Open Championship and sixth career Tour title.
–Field Level Media