Race to Dubai: Jon Rahm favourite to win title as Rory McIlroy shoots low
The Jon Rahm of spain augmented his odds of winning at the European Tours Race to Dubai by shooting a six-under 66 to discuss the third-round lead in the Tour Championship.
If wins on Sunday and also money-list leader Bernd Wiesberger doesnt come second, rahm will choose the name.
Austrian Wiesberger is struggling under general about two.
The Tommy Fleetwood, who would also win the Rush to Dubai if he won the championship of england, is four adrift of all Rahm.
The Rory McIlroy, who isnt able to win the Hurry Dubai of northern Ireland, proceeded to within two shots of Rahm and Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera, who is planning to become the first winner of the Tour Championship.
The tournament offers a world record $3m (#2.3m) cheque to the winner in Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth class.
McIlroy took a seven-under-par 65 to move to 13 under.
The four-time big winner began with two birdies which set the tone, then as he made the turn in 31, five under for the 42, picking up a birdie on the next hole and an eagle on the top.
Until McIlroy got himself scrambling for a par following a wayward method another two birdies followed , at the 14th and 16th.
The championship was started by five players with a 5m bonus pool to be divided by the best five money-earners, with a chance of winning the Race to Dubai.
And there are a number of ways any of these quintet can win the title, dependant on how their opponents fare.
A 73 saw him drop under for the tournament, opening the door for Rahm, although wiesberger began the round at the top of the Rush to Dubai ranks.
The Ryder Cup player carded a 66 that was refined, also opened a gap over his closest challenger in the Race to Dubai, Fleetwood, who had three birdies in his own 70.
Rahm – who would become only the second Spaniard to win at the Rush following the Seve Ballesteros, to Dubai, or its predecessor the Order of Merit – made seven birdies, including a person on the 18th.
The Matt Fitzpatrick of England and open winner Shane Lowry both will need to win the tournament but even then their hopes of winning the overall title are slender. Lowry will start the final round 10 shots together with Fitzpatrick eight, from Rahm back.
The Robert MacIntyre of scotland sealed the European Tours rookie-of-the-year title – since the best-placed debutant in the Race to Dubai positions – with a four-under-par 68 which transferred him 10 shots clear of closest Kurt Kitiyama.
The 23-year-old from Oban reeled off six birdies – five at the opening seven holes since he moved to three under for the championship, while Kitiyama, by the United States, carded a 77 to finish around seven more having one round to play.
MacIntyre was 1 shot before his rival at the start of the third round, and went into the tournament in 11th place in the Race 1 place before Kitiyama.
Barring a staggering turnaround on the final afternoon, the young Scot, who finished sixth on his Open debut at Royal Portrush this year and has claimed seven top-10 finishes in 2019, will combine the likes of Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle in winning the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award.