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Holmes leads WGC with Scott, Bubba in the mix

Third Round — World Golf Championships — WGC-Cadillac Championship — Trump National Doral — Miami, Florida —

J.B. Holmes (9-under through 36 holes) tees off at 1:44 p.m. local time in the final pairing at the WGC-Cadillac Championship alongside Ryan Moore.

Holmes leads the way at Trump National Doral in Miami following rounds of 62-73.

Moore was challenging for the lead before a double-bogey to end his opening round. He is now 7-under and two back. Both Holmes and Moore won on the PGA Tour in the 2014 calendar year.

Top 5 players and major champions — Adam Scott and Bubba Watson — are in the second-to-last pairing. Scott is alone in third at 6-under after one of the best rounds of Friday shooting 68. Watson, who carded a pair of eagles on Friday, is T-4 alongside third-ranked Henrik Stenson.

Look for opportunities to score Saturday. Some of the early players on the layout have solid rounds underway including Mikko Ilonen, who shot 5-under-67. Bill Haas and Jimmy Walker are both 3-under through 10 holes.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is 1-under overall and just starting his third round. He is T-12 at the moment.

Holmes and Moore were both listed at 66-to-1 long shots to win this title at the start of the tournament, according to www.ladbrokes.com.

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  • Inbee Park (13-under) tops an all-star leader board at the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. Park is two ahead of Rolex Ranking No. 1 Lydia Ko and World No. 3 Stacy Lewis. Ko and Lewis trimmed Park’s lead shooting 5-under in round three. At T-4 and four back is Suzann Pettersen, Anna Nordqvist and Azahara Munoz.
  • Making a run at the leader Friday, Charley Hoffman carded 31 on his front nine. He fell apart with a quad-7 at the par 3 4th and never recovered shooting 43 coming in.
  • John Daly, a two-time major champion, is making a Saturday move at the lead on the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. Daly is 4-under through 10 holes and just a shot back of overnight leader and tour veteran Alex Cejka. Brendon de Jonge is also 6-under along with Brandon Hagy and Emilano Grillo, a winner on the European Tour last season.