Jordan Spieth

Lee Westwood snatches lead after third round at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Westwood, Europe’s number one golfer in 2020, hopes to add another title to a distinguished career in which he has won 44 times worldwide as he aims to be the oldest international winner on the PGA Tour for more than 40 years.

DeChambeau entertained the fans as he attacked the famous shoehorn par-five sixth hole, driving over the water for a 370-yard tee-shot which landed on the fairway but carried into the rough en route to a 68, while Canadian Conners carded a one-under 71.

Spieth temporarily held a two-shot lead during the third round thanks to a stunning ace at the second hole, which sparked wild celebrations for the limited spectators in attendance in Orlando.

The three-time major champion remains in contention despite two bogeys in his final five holes as he sits on nine under alongside Keegan Bradley, who registered the round of the tournament with a flawless 64.

Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond hit a hole-in-one at the 14th hole which earned a donation worth 200,000 US dollars (£144,000) for the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation from sponsor Mastercard.

However, Justin Rose – playing partner of Spieth – was forced to withdraw during his third round due to a back injury and is a doubt for next week’s Players Championship.

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