The last threat to his title melted away on the 14th hole, when he birdied while Finau carded a double bogey, opening up a five-shot lead for the eventual victor. The day prior, Rahm, too, had expressed his satisfaction at capitalising "on the easier holes", and the Spaniard reiterated the victor was likely to emerge from whoever did that best on Sunday. Waiting for Woods as he headed to the scorer's hut was PGA Tour rules official Mark Watson, who advised officials wanted to look at video review of the shot at 18 after questions as to whether the ball stayed on the club too long. Rahm, making his first trip to the Bahamas for this event, figured out early that the key to scoring at Albany were the five par fives and two reachable par fours.
Australia's Jason Day finished in 16th spot with a five-under total, one ahead of second-last Tiger Woods, who shot 73 and finished 17th in the 18-man field.
But the American picked up two shots in the closing four holes to ensure that compatriot Brooks Koepka, who was not playing this week, remained at the top of the rankings as Rose finished third. He's a proven big-game hunter, who especially likes to bring his best stuff against other elite young pros who get more attention than him. "I just want to know". You can't say that this is a small tournament given the field.
S Chikkarangappa of India and Matthieu Pavon of France each shot 67 and tied for second. "But I don't think he believed me". I've kept saying it the same way.
Rahm shot a bogey-free round, collecting seven birdies along the way.
Advantage Finau, at least over the last two days. He said, "I also use it as a learning curve because you can learn all these great things that all these great players have done, and use them for yourself". I didn't play quite as good as a year ago, but I was still really good. I know he's up there with my grandpa telling him everything about golf even though Seve knows a little bit.
"Even if I make a 4 there, I'm going to have to do something pretty dang special", Finau said.
Tony Finau made an excellent par-save at the last to join Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Saturday. While it was a somewhat poor end to the year - finishing second to last at one under par, 19 strokes behind victor Jon Rahm - 2018 was far from a failure for Woods.
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