CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - Martin Laird reacts after hitting his tee shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri
January 31, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.

Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes and had a 3-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round over a new pair of the next generation.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan roared into contention with a 63. Brooks Koepka finally found some fairways and used his power to shoot a 64. They were tied for second with Zach Johnson, who had a 67.

Laird, a Scot who has lived the last 14 years in Scottsdale, was at 13-under 200.

Among those still in the mix was Francesco Molinari, who made a hole-in-one before more than 15,000 rowdy fans on the par-3 16th hole.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)