Players Championship: Min Woo Lee, Cameron Davis sit in top three ahead of final round

Australia has two golfers in contention to win the Players Championship with both Min Woo Lee and Cameron Davis sitting in the top three ahead of the final round at TPC Sawgrass.

As the brutal winds from the first two rounds subsided, favourable conditions allowed 15 players to shoot five-under or more, and Tom Hoge broke the course record with a 10-under 62.

American star and Masters winner Scottie Scheffler leads the event on 14-under with 18 holes, but has the two Aussies snapping at his heels.

One shot back is Lee on 12-under, who has never won a PGA Tour event and is making his debut at the Players Championship.

Davis is in third on 10-under, with four players a further shot back on nine-under.

Lee duked it out with world No.2 Scheffler during the third round, with the 24-year-old hitting six-under for the day, while the American went one better at seven-under.

After starting his round with an eagle, Lee – the brother of double-major winner Minjee Lee – snared birdies on the fourth, sixth and ninth for a dynamite start.

Birdies followed for Lee on the 15th and 16th but a bogey on the final hole of the day meant he slipped a further shot behind Scheffler.

Davis, who shot a five-under for the day, has been on the PGA Tour since 2018 and has won one title – the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021.

Jason Day – a 2016 Players Championship winner – is tied for 14th on six-under, while Aaron Baddeley is tied for 70th on two-over.

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