PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Vijay Singh made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Chrysler Championship, the PGA Tour's final full-field tournament of the year.
Singh recovered from two early bogeys for a 4-under 67 and led at 12-under 201, one shot better than Tommy Armour III. Singh has won five times in seven starts, and he's won 10 straight tournaments when at least sharing the 54-hole lead. A victory Sunday on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook would be his ninth of the season and make him the first $10 million winner in golf.
Jesper Parnevik and Kirk Triplett each had 68 and were at 10 under. Another shot back were Jose Maria Olazabal (67) and Tom Carter (65), who now have a chance to keep their cards for next season.
Jeff Sluman and Jonathan Byrd, the co-leaders through 36 holes, both crumbled on the back nine. Sluman shot a 74 and is five shots back, while Byrd had a 75.
CJ NINE BRIDGES CLASSIC: At Jeju, South Korea, Kate Golden shot an 8-under 64 and moved into a tie for the lead with South Korean star Grace Park after two rounds of the CJ Nine Bridges Classic.
Annika Sorenstam moved back into contention for her seventh LPGA Tour title of the year after a 67, three behind the leaders.
Golden capped her bogey-free round with an eagle on the par-5 18th to finish at 9-under 135.
Park birdied the 18th to complete a 3-under 69 and retain a share of the lead at The Club at Nine Bridges course.
VOLVO MASTERS: At Sotogrande, Spain, Alastair Forsyth shot a 4-under 67 to open a three-stroke lead over Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia after three rounds at the Volvo Masters.
Play was completed in fading light at Valderrama because of an 86-minute afternoon delay caused by a passing thunderstorm.
Forsyth was at 9-under 204. Poulter, who birdied No. 16 with a chip-in and No. 17 to catch Garcia, carded a 69. Garcia had a 71.
Christian Cevaer (70) was five back, one shot ahead of Peter Hanson (70).