Patrick Reed and Carlos Ortiz will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open after a controversial third round at Torrey Pines.
Both players signed moving day off on ten under par for the week with Ortiz shooting a brilliant 66 and Reed settling for a two-under-par 70.
But, as has been in the case in the past, Reed got caught up in a controversial moment on the 10th hole.
Reed replaced his ball from deep rough in what he deemed embedded relief, although tv replay showing the ball bounced in the rough before settling down.
The American, though, thought the ball had gone straight into a deep lie, telling an official that no one in his group saw it bounce.
Reed was awarded the free drop and managed to save par on the hole but immediately received major backlash on social media for taking rules into his own hands.
The full exchange as Patrick Reed takes embedded ball relief on No. 10. pic.twitter.com/gSPH6PrAoW
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Reed and Ortiz will have to fight off the challenge from a chasing pack once the final round commences on Sunday.
Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Lanto Griffin and Sam Burns are all on eight under par and in with a shot at victory.
Louis Oosthuizen managed to shoot a round of 70 on Saturday to move to three under par for the event, while Dylan Frittelli sits on two under.
Charl Schwartzel dropped a shot during his third round and will start Sunday’s action on one under.