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Bubba leads Hero World Challenge by 2

Bubba Watson current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson current official PGA TOUR headshot
(Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson enters the final round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas with a two shot lead after a 9-under-63 on Saturday.

Watson sits 19-under and two clear of England’s Paul Casey. Chris Kirk and Patrick Reed are T-3 at 16-under, while defending champion and World No. 1 Jordan Spieth is tied for 5th place four back alongside Bill Haas.

Spieth won the title last year by 10 shots when it was held in Islesworth Country Club in Florida.

Watson, a two-time Masters champion, captured the WGC-HSBC Champions back in winter of last year and then won the Travelers Championship in June 2015 beating Casey in a playoff.

The 18-player field is not part of an official PGA Tour event, but there are plenty of Official World Golf Ranking points available. Watson is 4th in the latest rankings.

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