Golfer Matsuyama’s reign continues at WGC-HSBC Champions

Shanghai, Oct 29 (IANS) Japans golfer Hideki Matsuyama continued his stay at the top after storming ahead with a flawless four-under 68 in the third round of the $9.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions here on Saturday.

Despite the chilly conditions, Matsuyama never looked likely to relinquish his overnight lead as he stayed cool under pressure by marking his card with four birdies to head into the final round with a three-shot advantage, courtesy of his three-day total of 17-under 199.

Defending champion Russell Knox of Scotland also matched Matsuyama’s 68 but took second place with his 202 total while American Daniel Berger was third on 203.

Matsuyama stands on the brink of becoming the first Japanese to win a World Golf Championship but he knows he cannot get ahead of himself just yet.

“Winning? Hopefully we can talk about it tomorrow. All I want to do now is to do my best tomorrow and hit one shot at a time,” said Matsuyama.

–IANS

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