England’s Justin Rose insists he will not get carried away at the Fort Worth Invitational despite moving four shots clear ahead of the final round on Sunday in Texas.
Rose started the third round with a one-shot lead but he soon kicked on thanks to a round of 66.
The European Ryder Cup star is now as short as 1.25 to win after he moved onto 14-under par, four clear of American Brooks Koepka and Argentine Emiliano Grillo.
Rose flew out of the blocks on the front nine with four birdies before making an error on the 16th.
His third bogey of the week did not affect him too much and he is now within touching distance of winning his ninth PGA Tour title.
He told Sky Sports: “It was a good day’s work. “I got off to a dream start and I felt that nobody behind me was doing a lot, so it was up to me to build on that lead.
It was difficult coming in, but I did a good job of getting into the clubhouse with a decent lead for tomorrow.
“A four-shot lead is a lot but also not a lot. I have got to go out there and play well, I don’t think I can sit back and play golf and put some numbers together.”
Koepka’s 67 keeps him in the hunt and he is now 7.00 to go on and win the tournament. Grillo’s 69 means he is now 10.00 to win but they will need Rose to make some errors on Sunday.
Canadian Corey Connors and American Ted Potter Jr had the rounds of the day as they fired 63s in the sunny conditions.