Daniel Berger opens up commanding lead at The Honda Classic on PGA Tour

Berger in position to land his fifth career PGA Tour title at The Honda Classic. 

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Sat, 26 Feb 2022
Daniel Berger opens up commanding lead at The Honda Classic on PGA Tour

Daniel Berger has opened up a commanding five-shot lead with 18 holes to play at The Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.

Berger, 28, made two birdie-twos on the 5th and 15th but would hand one back at the 18th to lie at 11-under par and five shots clear of former Open champion Shane Lowry (67), Sepp Straka (69), Chris Kirk (71) and Kurt Kitayama (71). 

The American has now tied the record 54-hole score at PGA National, and he will bid for some sort of redemption here having lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington back in 2015. 

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The highlight of Berger's round came with a stunning birdie-two at the tough 15th hole, which marks the start of the notorious 'Bear Trap'.

 

 

Berger, ranked 21st in the world as it stands, now finds himself with a golden chance of earning a fifth career title on the PGA Tour. 

The American's last victory on the circuit came at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am little more than 12 months ago. 

Berger will need to remain on his guard to get the job done though, especially with major champion Lowry lurking in a tie for second following a second consecutive round of 67. 

The Honda Classic - Third Round Leaderboard

-11 D Berger 
-6 S Lowry (Ire), K Kitayama, C Kirk (US), S Straka (Aut)
-5 A Svensson (Can)

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