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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman grab third-round lead

It appeared Kevin Kisner would be the solo leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational heading into the final round.

Charley Hoffman would not let that happen.

Kisner finished his third round at 11 under, three shots clear of the competition. Hoffman birdied his last three holes to join him atop the leaderboard.

Kisner and Hoffman will play alongside one another in the final group at Bay Hill on Sunday. Kisner is in search of his second PGA Tour win, while Hoffman is trying to earn his fifth Tour win.

Young Englishmen Tyrrell Hatton and Matthew Fitzpatrick remained in contention tied for third at 8 under. Hatton, 25, has been making waves on both the European and PGA Tours over the last 15 months.

Marc Leishman is also at 8 under after firing a 1-under 71 on Sunday.

Adam Hadwin and Lucas Glover are lurking at 7 under. Hadwin is quickly becoming the breakout player of the season.

Rory McIlroy got back into contention by shooting a 7-under 65 to get to 6 under. McIlroy is still looking for his first win of the year.

Still with an outside chance at winning, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Paul Casey are all 5 under. Fowler stormed up the leaderboard with a 7-under 65 in Round 3.

A week of tribute for Arnold Palmer has been graced by a stacked leaderboard. Sunday should provide an interesting final round.


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