Fowler takes control of Honda Classic

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Rickie Fowler was in control of all facets of his game as he soared to the top of the Honda Classic leaderboard heading into the final round.

American Fowler carded a five-under-par 65 to surge four strokes clear after Saturday's penultimate round in Florida.

Fowler - who has not won since last January on the European Tour - had been one shot adrift when he teed off on the weekend but the three-time PGA Tour winner enjoyed a bogey-free round to be 13 under through 54 holes at PGA National.

England's Tyrrell Hatton is Fowler's closest competitor. The 25-year-old rising star is currently 18th in the world rankings and nine under for the tournament.

Hatton had six birdies and two bogeys for a four-under-par 66 at Palm Beach Gardens.

Emiliano Grillo and Sean O'Hair lead a group tied for third at seven under after both shot 65s on Saturday.

Two-time major champion and former world number one Martin Kaymer (68), overnight leader Wesley Bryan (72) and Gary Woodland (66) are also six shots off the pace.

Major champions Jimmy Walker (65) and Zach Johnson (67) headline a group of 12 players a stroke further back.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia shot up the leaderboard early with a four-under 66 to get back to five under.

Defending champion Adam Scott played his way out of contention after posting a 71 to fall back to two under. He beat Garcia by one shot last year.