HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Luke Donald is a round away from owning golf's No. 1 ranking after a 1-under 70 on Saturday left him one-stroke in front of defending champion Jim Furyk through three rounds of The Heritage.
Donald overcame a double bogey and bogey on the front nine to catch Furyk with birdie on the 16th hole.
The Englishman finished 11-under 202.
Furyk held the lead for much of his back nine at Harbour Town Golf Links, but made bogey on the closing lighthouse hole for a 69 to drop back.
Brendan de Jonge (66) and Scott Verplank (67) are two shots behind at 9-under. Donald is third in the world behind top-rated Martin Kaymer and No. 2 Lee Westwood. But Donald would claim the top spot with a victory at Harbour Town.