Tyrrell Hatton says it is “all to play for” going into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship on Monday. The Englishman, who will be part of Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup team, struggled to replicate his second-round 63 on Sunday and an inability to hit the ball straight was making life tough at TPC Boston.
However, the 26-year-old still managed to card a two-under-par 69 – a round that included six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey – to move onto -12 for the tournament, one shot behind Mexican leader Abraham Ancer.
Hatton, who is in a share of second alongside American Bryson DeChambeau, admits it was a bit of a grind during his third round but he is happy to have kept himself in the hunt for a maiden PGA Tour title.
“It was a tough day, I couldn’t hit the ball straight until I made a double-bogey. Then I hit the ball better,” he said. “I could have gone backwards and not been in contention. The big thing today was not to play myself out of it. It’s all to play for tomorrow now which is really exciting.”
Australian Cameron Smith and Englishman Justin Rose are in a share of fourth on -11, two strokes off the pace, whilst Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo and the USA’s Kyle Stanley are a further shot back on -10.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who has been struggling to produce his best as of late, went round in 66 on Sunday to climb into a four-way tie for eighth on -9.