Defending champion Martin Laird followed up his second round 62 with an eight-under-par 63 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Online bookmakers are enticing new customers with free bets for signing up during the Shriners Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas this weekend.
The Scot’s faultless round featured six birdies and an eagle on the 15th where he drove to 6 feet from the pin at the 310-yard par-4 hole.
Laird hauled back the halfway leader Jonathan Byrd whose five-under-par 66 left him second on the leaderboard at 18-under-par and one shot behind the reigning champion.
Australia’s Cameron Percy put himself in contention with his career best 62 to share third place with Webb Simpson on 17-under-par after 54 holes.
Laird was winning his first tour title when taking this event after a three-way play-off last year beating George McNeill and Chad Campbell, he will hope to avoid a repeat of the nerve racking experience by hitting another low round on Sunday.
He came second to Matt Kuchar when losing the play-off for The Barclays to achieve his best finish this year in only his second season since turning professional.
Bookmakers are providing two-ball betting for the final day groups and Laird is available at odds of 11/10 with Coral to beat Byrd in the final pairing.
They take to the tee at 8.45pm BST and bet365 are offering odds of 6/5 for Byrd to win a two-ball that finds the bookmakers struggling to decide on a clear favourite.
Top of the leaderboard:
-19 M Laird (Sco)
-18 J Byrd
-17 C Percy (Aus), W Simpson
-15 C Beckman, S Levin
-14 A Baddeley (Aus), R Palmer, N Watney, J Senden
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOURTH ROUND TEE TIMES (BST):
15:05 Atwal, Arjun
15:11 Schutte, Warren Green, Nathan
15:20 Willis, Garrett DiMarco, Chris
15:29 Baird, Briny Pappas, Brenden
15:38 Riley, Chris Taylor, Vaughn
15:47 Daly, John Mahan, Hunter
15:56 Barnes, Ricky McCarron, Scott
16:05 Hayes, J.P. Goydos, Paul
16:14 Thatcher, Roland Gay, Brian
16:23 Merrick, John Delahoussaye, Brent
16:32 Davis, Brian Petrovic, Tim
16:41 Austin, Woody Kelly, Jerry
16:50 Wilson, Chris Nitties, James
16:59 Stroud, Chris Warren, Charles
17:08 Merritt, Troy Quigley, Brett
17:17 Stuard, Brian Wilson, Dean
17:26 Chalmers, Greg Campbell, Chad
17:35 Stadler, Kevin Turnesa, Marc
17:44 Points, D.A. Tidland, Chris
17:53 Goggin, Mathew Teater, Josh
18:02 Na, Kevin Letzig, Michael
18:11 Johnson, Richard S. Love III, Davis
18:20 MacKenzie, Will Flores, Martin
18:29 Garrigus, Robert Estes, Bob
18:38 Blanks, Kris Driscoll, James
18:47 DeLaet, Graham Piercy, Scott
18:56 Howell III, Charles Kraft, Greg
19:05 Perez, Pat Romero, Andres
19:15 McNeill, George Prugh, Alex
19:25 Duval, David Sutherland, Kevin
19:35 Imada, Ryuji Connell, Michael
19:45 Tringale, Cameron Thompson, Nicholas
19:55 Wilson, Mark Fowler, Rickie
20:05 Watney, Nick Senden, John
20:15 Baddeley, Aaron Palmer, Ryan
20:25 Beckman, Cameron Levin, Spencer
20:35 Percy, Cameron Simpson, Webb
20:45 Laird, Martin Byrd, Jonathan