Tiger Woods closed in on a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour victory Sunday with a third-round 66 to maneuver to 16-under par on the weather-delayed Zozo Championship whereas Rory McIlroy leapt into the highest 10 after a 63.
The US Masters champion prolonged his two-shot in a single day result in a three-stroke cushion over house favorite Hideki Matsuyama who had a five-under 65 to be 13-under.
A shot additional again was US Open Champion Gary Woodland who carded a 68 earlier than the leaders dashed into the clubhouse for a speedy lunch.
They have been as a result of head straight again out to tee off their last spherical at 2pm (0500 GMT) which can end on Monday morning due to the 4:50pm sundown.
McIlroy had a horrible two-over 72 on Thursday however adopted up his Saturday 65 with an outstanding 63, equalling the low spherical of the week, containing six birdies and an eagle on the 18th.
At 10-under par the FedEx Cup champion went into the afternoon’s fourth spherical in solo seventh place, six pictures adrift of the chief.
Woods will tie Sam Snead’s all-time file of 82 PGA Tour victories with a win at within the inaugural $9.75 million occasion Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.
He began sloppily with a three-putt on the first however rapidly regained momentum with a pinpoint eight-iron to 6 toes on the quick third.
With the sellout crowds allowed again in after virtually 10 inches of rain fell on the course throughout Friday’s suspension of play, Japan’s primary Matsuyama was giving them a lot to cheer.
Matsuyama began 4 behind Woods however a birdie on the final in a second 65 of the week took him into second on his personal, three behind the chief.
Woods, whose 64 on Thursday was his lowest season-opening spherical of his lengthy profession, was holding a 36-hole lead on his personal for the primary time because the 2013 WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational.
The 15-time main champion had received on 38 of the 49 earlier events he held the lead going into the third spherical and confirmed no indicators of eager to relinquish it.
When Woods knocked his sixth birdie of the spherical on the 13th he was 5 clear however he dropped a second shot on the par-five 14th when he did not rise up and down.
In-form Woodland, who tied third in on the CJ Cup in South Korea final week, stayed in contact with an up and down two-under spherical of 68 with 4 birdies and two bogeys.
Tied fourth on 11-under par coming into the ultimate spherical have been the American duo Xander Schauffele (65), Billy Horschel (64) and Canada’s Corey Conners (66), with world quantity two McIlroy lurking an additional stroke behind.