Sam Burns kept his lead in intact at the Genesis Invitational, despite heavy winds disrupting the third round at the Riviera Country Club on Saturday.
Gusty winds blew across the Los Angeles course, which led to a suspension in play early on in the day. The delay meant darkness also eventually brought an end to the day’s play without many players able to finish their rounds in time.
Burms, however, struggled before play was suspended but still managed to stay ahead with a two-shot lead. At ten under par, Burns, will be hoping to complete his five remaining holes early on Sunday, without any further damage.
Riviera just got even harder. 😳
Wind gusts are expected to be up to 30mph this afternoon. 🌬🧢 pic.twitter.com/ffA5Tp2Jk2
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 20, 2021
Particularly not with Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick hot on his heals. Fitzpatrick is only one stroke adrift on eight under par and is three under for his round with one hole remaining.
Wyndham Clark, Max Homa and world No 1 Dustin Johnson are also a further stroke back on seven under par. Clark has three holes to go in his third round, while Homa and Johnson are only through 13 holes on their moving day.
South Africa’s Branden Grace managed to get through his round by carding a one-under-par 70 on Saturday. Grace will start the final round on three under for the week and in T15. Charl Schwartzel dropped two shots on his round before play was stopped. With two holes remaining, he will resume on Sunday on two over par.