Ian Poulter, of England, lines up the ball at the third hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
March 01, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Ian Poulter played bogey-free in the rain-softened conditions of PGA National for a 4-under 66 to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.

The third round was washed out Saturday because of nearly 5 inches of rain that toppled a few trees and flooded the bunkers. Players headed right back out to play as many holes as they could Sunday afternoon. The tournament concludes Monday.

Poulter rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on his opening hole and never came seriously close to dropping a shot. He was at 9-under 201.

Padraig Harrington started poorly and salvaged a 1-over 71, including a par on the 18th hole after hitting into the water. Patrick Reed had a 70. They were three shots behind.

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