PGA Tour: Sebastian Munoz two ahead at AT&T Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth chases Texas title | Golf News

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Spieth a shot behind Munoz and Thomas within three of the lead after a bogey-free 64, while England’s David Skinn dropped out of contention with a third-round 74; Watch live on Sunday from 6pm on Sky Sports Golf

Last Updated: 14/05/22 11:37pm

Jordan Spieth is one shot off the lead heading into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson

Jordan Spieth is one shot off the lead heading into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson

Sebastian Munoz takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, with Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas both in contention after another low-scoring day in Texas.

Munoz mixed an eagle and five birdies with a lone bogey to card a six-under 66 at TPC Craig Ranch and move to 21 under, a shot clear of Spieth, keeping the Colombian in pole position to challenge for a first PGA Tour victory since 2019.

Chile’s Joaquin Niemann is two strokes back in third after back-to-back 65s, while a round-of-the-day 61 from James Hahn lifted him to tied-fourth and 18 under alongside Thomas.

“I’m just really pleased, I’ve been very patient this year,” Spieth said. “I felt like my game’s been in a better place than last year and I didn’t really have anything to show for it other than a second at Pebble. I feel some momentum for sure, but I do feel like I still got some parts of my game that actually need to sharpen a little bit.”

Heading into the weekend tied for the lead, Munoz followed a 40-foot birdie at the second with a hole-out eagle from a greenside bunker at the driveable sixth hole to pull ahead of a congested leaderboard.

Munoz is without a win since the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

Munoz is without a win since the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

Munoz took advantage of the par-five ninth for the first of back-to-back birdies and added further gains at the 12th and 14th, although he saw his lead cut to a single stroke when he bogeyed the 16th and failed to convert a nine-foot birdie opportunity at the par-five last.

Spieth holed a long-range birdie at the third and charged up the leaderboard with five birdies in a six-hole stretch from the fifth, with two-putt birdies at the 12th and 14th taking him to 20 under with four holes to play.

Spieth won the RBC Heritage in Texas earlier this month

Spieth won the RBC Heritage in Texas earlier this month

The three-time major champion, who will have a chance to complete the career Grand Slam at the PGA Championship next week, missed a seven-footer to save par at the short 15th but birdied the last to ensure a place in the final group on Sunday.

Hahn made his charge with five birdies in six holes from the fourth and played a four-hole stretch in five under from the 12th, briefly raising hopes of a possible ’59 round’, although he had to settle for an 11-under 61 after a final-hole gain.

Hahn narrowly missed out on equalling the course record

Hahn narrowly missed out on equalling the course record

Thomas remains in the hunt for a first win since the players after a bogey-free 65, while Charl Schwartzel is in tied-sixth on 17 under alongside K.H Lee and Ryan Palmer.

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler is in the group tied ninth and Ireland’s Seamus Power is tied-18th after a three-under 69, as England’s overnight co-leader David Skinns dropped out of the top-20 after a two-over 74.

Who will win the AT&T Byron Nelson? Watch the final round live on Sunday from 6pm on Sky Sports Golf and 7.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event!

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