McDowell on course to end year on high as he takes two shot lead into final round in California
09:02 GMT, 2 December 2012
Graeme McDowell remains on course for victory at the World Golf Challenge after a solid third round at Thousand Oaks.
The Northern Irishman soared to the top of the leaderboard yesterday with a six-under 66 and heads into the final day two clear at the top after following up with a 68.
It was a bogey-free round from the European Ryder Cup star and also included four birdies as he moved to 13 under for the tournament.
Leading the pack: Graeme McDowell leads in California
Keegan Bradley, in the news recently for his vocal defence of the endangered belly-putting technique, sits second on 11 under after signing for a 67 – the joint best round of the day alongside Bubba Watson.
He made six birdies but dropped a shot at the par-four ninth.
In the hole: McDowell makes a putt on the 15th
Competition host Tiger Woods is tied for third with Bo Van Pelt five shots off the lead.
England's Ian Poulter failed to crack 70 for the third time in a row and is way off the pace at even par.