"Except for that blunder on 18, I think I did a good job". Steele sits at 18-under 192.
"I was remembering some shots, some good and some bad, kind of kicking myself a little bit, " he said.
Steele holds the outright 54-hole lead for the second consecutive season at the Sony Open in Hawaii. "I will try my best and maybe replicate this or go even better and keep a clean card". "Every year, I hope to win and I expect to win on the right golf courses".
"I never felt like it was a do-or-die type of situation", Kirk said after finishing a shot behind Kevin Na. An eagle on No. 9 set up a run on the back nine that included birdies on Nos.
Lahiri said he had "opportunities on 10-11-12 to pick up a few shots with birdies" but he couldn't do that. Meaning the first tournament of 2021 would go to a playoff, and both Niemann and English fired excellent tee shots down the eighteenth on the first playoff hole too, meaning it would most likely come down to the second shots.
On his second nine, Lahiri had five birdies, on the second and fourth and then again another hat-trick from seventh to ninth to close with a 64.
From a group that began the day tied for second, Stewart Cink, Russell Henley, and Chris Kirk remained together as part of a five-way tie for fourth at 15-under by shooting 65s. Kirk shook off two early bogeys to climb the leaderboard with seven birdies in his 65.
"If it's soft, you can be more aggressive out here", said Hoffman.
Overnight rain at Waialae Country Club, coupled with the tropical wind not even strong enough to make palm trees sway, left the course as vulnerable as it has ever been. "But I knew there were a lot of birdie holes left and just played my game, hit a lot of solid shots. I've got a few more weeks in front of me and, you know, hopefully, I can go four rounds consistently".
Nick Taylor, who took a 2-shot lead into the third round, was keeping pace until a pair of bogeys on the back nine. He shot 6-under 64 and rose to equal 17th position in a round that featured a double bogey against eight birdies. He sits in a four-way tie for 9th.
"All these experiences - playing 18 years on tour - it's paying off right now", said the 37-year-old Na, who turned pro in 2001 and joined the PGA Tour in 2004 but did not win his first Tour title until 2011.
English, who had been at the top for the whole tournament, shot his highest round of the week in his final round, as did Palmer, which allowed others a chance, and Niemann was the one who pulled himself up from five shots back to lead by two at one stage, and it came down to him posting a target for English to aim for. Brights Grove, Ont. native and 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir finished in a tie for 47th place.