Patrick Reed is 18 holes away from a $3 million bonus, but he insists he’s not thinking about it.
Reed was good, but not great in the third round of the DP World Tour Championship, shooting a 71 to stay in the lead at Jumeriah Golf Estates. Others joined the party atop the leaderboard, however, as Matt Fitzpatrick fired a 69 on Saturday and Laurie Canter went one better. All three now sit at 11 under after three rounds.
Reed, the 2018 Masters champ, is hoping he can become the first-ever American winner of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
He said after the round that he’s trying to maintain his focus on this week and not the year’s body of work.
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“I’m trying not to really think about that [Race to Dubai victory] honestly,” said Reed. “If it happens, it would be unbelievable. It was always a goal of mine obviously to win golf tournaments but to win this one and also to win the Race to Dubai and be the first American would be amazing.
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“We’ve got a long day ahead of us tomorrow. We still have a full 18 holes left and you can’t really sit back there and think as much about that as just stay in the present and try to play some good golf tomorrow.”
Four players are a stroke off the lead and there are some big names lurking — Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland, Robert MacIntyre and Adri Arnaus are all 10 under.
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