Scottie Scheffler He has a two-hit lead in the Players Championship at the end of the third round on Sawgrass.

Scheffler moved up to 14 points with 65 points, and Min Woo Lee was just behind with 12 points.

A new course record was set by Tom Hodge. AmericanWith 10 under 62.

British Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai five ahead.

Rai punched a hole-in-one hole in the 17th round, the first time multiple holes have been combined in the tournament in the same week after Hayden Buckley took a hole in the first round.

Scheffler will return to world number one if he wins the title on Sunday.

in the early hours of the day, Rory McIlroy He was unable to make the cut as the second round finally concluded on Saturday after storm delays.

The Northern Irish missed by three shots after finishing the second round with 73 over -1 on Friday, after 76.

“It’s just time management,” said McIlroy, who holds player-only meetings and serves as casting director on the Tour Policy Board.

“It’s okay to play golf here, but when you get to these weeks there’s more time at home to make sure you’re prepared to make sure you’re doing everything you can to be ready.

“Maybe this is where I sacrificed some time with some of these other things.”

Jerry Kelly became the oldest player ever to reach the final round with the 56-year-old American.