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Willett and Rahm open up three-shot Wentworth lead

21st September 2019, 18:20 by Neil Foster

Danny Willett of England and Spain's Jon Rahm are three shots clear of the pack with one round to go at the BMW PGA Championship.

The pair will go out in the final group on Sunday as they aim to land the European Tour's flagship event at the iconic Wentworth venue.

The duo started the day locked together on -11 and still cannot be separated after both carding four-under-par rounds of 68 to reach -15 with 18 holes to go.

Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, managed six birdies and two dropped shots while world number six Rahm's card echoed that of his playing partner.

Three players sit three shots back on -12, with Justin Rose on that mark after a round of 69, and the Englishman was joined by India's Shubhankar Sharma, who managed nine birdies but dropped three shots in his six-under-par 66.

South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout is also on 12-under and the trio have a two-stroke advantage over Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Richie Ramsay of Scotland.

In a stellar field, there are some big names lurking just off the pace, with US ace Patrick Reed sat on -9, while six players, including Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and Francesco Molinari, are a further shot back.

Rory McIlroy just made the cut on Friday and took advantage to post a seven-under-par 65 for his third round but, on six-under, it is too little too late for the Northern Irishman.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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