Golf results, April 5
Matt Kuchar didnt get the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last weeks Texas Open.
The six-time PGA Tour winner, who closed with a final-round 75 on his way to a fourth-place finish last week, will have the opportunity at this weekends Houston Open to show what he learned from that disappointment.
Playing in the final pairing, Kuchar vaulted past a struggling Sergio Garcia with a 4-under par 68 on Saturday - overcoming windy conditions at the Golf Club of Houston to match the low round of the day and take a commanding lead after three rounds.
Kuchar stands at 15-under heading into Sundays final round, four shots ahead of second-round leader Garcia and Cameron Tringale.
Garcia, who surged ahead with a 7-under 65 on Friday, finished with a 1-over 73 after matching the courses low mark of 12-under after two rounds.
A week after withdrawing from the Texas Open with a muscle pull in his right side, Phil Mickelson was inconsistent in settling for an even-par 72 - leaving him in a tie for eighth at 6-under.
European Tour: Englands Matthew Nixon shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Italys Marco Crespi after the third round at the NH Collection Open in Cadiz, Spain. Nixon had nine birdies to overcome two bogeys in the best round of the inaugural tournament at La Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Club for an overall 8-under 208.