|DP World Tour Championship third-round leaderboard|
|-11 Canter (Eng), Reed (US), Fitzpatrick (Eng), -10 MacIntyre (Sco), Hovland (Nor), Arnaus (Spa), Westwood (Eng)|
|Chosen others: -8 Willett (Eng)|
Patrick Reed is heading in the right direction to develop into the primary American to win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai on the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
Reed shares the lead with English duo Laurie Canter and Matthew Fitzpatrick on 11 beneath with one spherical to play.
He leads the standings and can win the general title with victory in Dubai.
Nevertheless, England’s Lee Westwood is only one shot again and he will likely be topped Europe’s finest golfer if he wins on the Jumeriah Golf Estates’ Earth course.
It will be a 3rd Harry Vardon Trophy for the 47-year-old, 20 years after he gained his first.
Westwood holed 4 birdies in six holes on the again 9 to put up a four-under 68.
“I am actually happy,” he stated. “I simply actually performed the identical as I performed the primary couple of days, simply strong stuff.”
The previous World Quantity One is joined on 10 beneath by Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre (66) Spain’s Adri Arnaus (67) and Viktor Hovland (66), the Norwegian who’s bidding for a maiden European Tour win so as to add to his second PGA Tour title, gained ultimately week’s Mayakoba Golf Basic in Mexico.
Westwood’s spherical units up an intriguing remaining day. He had gone into the event as considered one of 4 gamers – Tommy Fleetwood, Collin Morikawa and Reed being the others – assured to win the season-long Race to Dubai prize if he have been to triumph at this remaining occasion.
Reed started the day with a two-shot lead however bogeys on the twelfth and 14th holes noticed him slip again.
His tee shot on the par-three seventeenth averted the water by inches however he saved par after which holed a six-foot birdie putt on the final to signal for a one-under 71 and end in a tie for the lead.
Reed admitted his efficiency was “sloppy” however he was capable of lean on his brief sport to nonetheless have a share of the lead.
“I am making an attempt to not actually take into consideration that (successful the Race to Dubai) truthfully,” stated Reed. “If it occurs, it will be unbelievable.
“It was at all times a aim of mine clearly to win golf tournaments however to win this one and in addition to win the Race to Dubai and be the primary American can be superb.”
Fleetwood’s hopes faltered in spherical three. He began the day on six beneath, 4 off the lead however had 4 bogeys in a two-over 74 to drop away.
Morikawa, who gained his first main on the US PGA Championship earlier this 12 months, carded a 69 and is at 5 beneath.
Watch highlights of the DP World Tour Championship on BBC Two at 18:10 GMT on Sunday and comply with the ultimate spherical on stay radio and a stay textual content commentary.