Tony Finau has given himself every chance of winning just his second career PGA Tour title after moving into a tie for the 54-hole lead at The American Express.
Finau, 31, carded a 5-under 67 to move to 15-under par alongside Si Woo Kim and Max Homa with 18 holes to play at the Stadium Course in La Quinta, California.
The big-hitting American has incredibly posted 34 top-10 finishes since landing his maiden PGA Tour title back in March 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open, which he won in a playoff over Steve Marino.
Finau looked to have squandered his chances of being in contention heading into Sunday when finding the water with his tee shot at the tricky par-3 13th, but he bounced back superbly with three consecutive birdies to pull himself back to the top of the leaderboard.
Kim - a two-time PGA Tour winner - matched Finau's round of 67, while Homa - who won the 2019 Wells Fargo - fired a superb round of 65.
Richy Werenski lies a further stroke behind the trio on 14-under par, while Russell Knox, Brian Harman and Emiliano Grillo find themselves two off the pace on 13-under par.
Francesco Molinari is showing signs of returning to his best after a dismal 2020 campaign, with the Italian progressing nicely to 12-under par alongside Cameron Davis, Rory Sabbatini, Doug Ghim and Chase Seiffert.
Seven players are on 11-under including pre-tournament favourite Patrick Cantlay.