Tony Finau heads into the final round 15 under and four ahead of England’s Ben Taylor, with Justin Rose third; Watch the Houston Open final Sunday from 6 p.m. live on Sky Sports Golf
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Tony Finau takes a four-shot advantage in the final round of the PGA Tour’s Cadence Bank Houston Open, with English duo Ben Taylor and Justin Rose leading the chasing pack.
Finau birdied twice in a bogeyless 68 at Memorial Park Golf Course, moving him to 15 under and seeing him tie the tournament record by 54 holes.
The world No. 15 opened seven straight pars before breaking through 20 feet on the eighth par four, Finau adding another at a similar distance on the 14th par four to stay in a commanding position to claim a fifth PGA Tour title.
“It was a really good round,” Finau said. “I think the score doesn’t say that, but I think I played better than yesterday. You know, yesterday I shot 62, but today that 68 I found was pretty impressive. for the terms.
“I hit the driver as good as ever. Today I hit all 13 fairways, which I don’t think I’ve ever done in my PGA Tour career. So that was super important and I was able to hit a few birdies because of that.”
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Taylor mixed six birdies with just one bogey to card a matchday-round 65 and move into second on 11 under, with Rose in a three-way tie for third and seven strokes back after a third-round 66.
“We knew we had to be very patient,” said Taylor, chasing a first PGA Tour title. “We made a bogey which was the 10 and it was actually one of the easier shots, it was in the middle of the fairway. We definitely stole a few there and hit some great shots and we capitalized when we could and it was nice to steal one of the bottom two for 65.”
Rose is tied for third with Wyndham Clark and Tyson Alexander, while former US Open champion Gary Woodland is another blow behind and shares sixth place with Joel Dahmen.
Scotsman Russell Knox and England’s Aaron Rai are part of the big group on six under heading into the final day, while Scottie Scheffler – who could have returned to world number one with a win – is tied for 25th after a third tower 71.
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