Italy’s Francesco Molinari produced a superb round of 65 to grab a share of the lead heading into the final round of the Quicken Loans National.
The crowd favourite has been in impressive form all week and he made it back-to-back 65s on Saturday.
Molinari moved onto 13-under after birdie-ing his final two holes to join Mexico’s Abraham Ancer at the top of the leaderboard.
Ancer’s 62 gave him a superb chance of winning and his blistering start of four birdies in seven holes set the tempo.
American pair Zac Blair and Ryan Armour are tied in third on 11-under, while Andrew Landry sits alone in fifth.
Kevin Streelman moved into sixth after a round of 67 but Molinari and Ancer are the pair to catch on Sunday.
When asked about his round, the European Ryder Cup star told Sky Sports: “I did a good job today.
I think I left two or three putts out there but I made a couple of longer ones, so another good round.”
Tiger Woods had been hoping to win his first PGA Tour title of the year but he dropped off the pace after a round of 68.
He bogeyed the first before then making four consecutive gains from the fourth.
However, he continued to make small errors and now sits on seven-under par going into Sunday’s final round.
Molinari remains the 2.15 favourite for the tournament, while Ancer is 4.50 to win the event.